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Board of Trustees


Bryce BrinSuperintendent & Principal










School Board

Penny VeladorPenny Velador, President

Current term expires: December 2020

Vision:  I consider being part of the TBJUSD Board of Trustees an honor and a privilege.  It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, administrators and trustees to ensure our students receive the best educational tools available to be successful and reach their full potential.

I am proud of the young people in our community.  I want them to receive the skills needed to face life’s challenges and achieve their dreams.  The future of our community will be in the hands of today’s youth. I am proud to be part of the TBJUSD team striving to help prepare them for that future.


Background:  My parents moved to Tulelake when I was four years old. I attended Newell Elementary School and graduated from Tulelake High School in 1974. I retired a couple of years ago from the TBJUSD business office.  I have been married to my husband Robert for 37 years. Our son attended and graduated from TBJUSD. It is heartwarming to see my own grandchildren attend our school district.   I am proud to call Tulelake my home. I am proud to be a Tulelaker! 


Nick ScottMember

Nicholas Scott was appointed by the Governing Board on January 18, 2018 to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Roy Wright effective January 1, 2018.











Venancio HernandezVenancio HernandezMember

Current term expires: December 2018

Vision:  With great honor I represent the Latino community as a member of the Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District.  I promote equal opportunity to participate in academic and extracurricular activities that support the success of students.  My vision is that children learn to appreciate diversity and not see it as a limitation or obstacle.  I strongly believe that with hard work, respect, and commitment our youth can flourish into responsible citizens.


Background:  Tulelake became my family's home in 1980.   My children graduated from Tulelake High School.  My involvement in supporting educational growth began by serving in the Migrant Education Program.  For eighteen years this opportunity allowed me to educate other farm workers in my community, region and throughout the state of California about education in America.  It has been a privilege to coach the Tulelake High School Soccer Team for sixteen years.  I joined the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors in 2002, where I currently serve as President.


Jordan DodsonMember

Current term expires: December 2020


Vision: I believe that every student deserves the best education possible. I want the current students to have the same or better opportunities than surrounding schools. Extracurricular activities are very important and help form well rounded individuals that are ready for their endeavors after high school. My vision is for Tulelake Joint Unified School District to be a place where parents from all over the basin want their kids to go because of the academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities.


Background: I was born and raised in Tulelake, CA. I graduated Valedictorian from Tulelake High School in 2008.  Following high school, I attended Sonoma State University for one year. I finished college at Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Entrepreneurship / Small Business Management in 2012. I married my high school sweetheart, Cody Dodson, in 2012 and we have one child, Keegan. My husband and I own a farm in Tulelake. In addition, I work as an insurance agent at Monte Johnson Insurance.


Carrie GuthrieMember

Current term expires: December 2020


Vision: Our schools are the heart of our community.  I am dedicated to bringing people together and finding solutions to strengthen our district and community.  I am committed to listening first, leading in a respectful manner, and building a strong partnership with my fellow board members, the superintendent, staff, educators, and parents for the sake of all of our students.


Background: I was born and raised in Tulelake, California. I attended both Tulelake Elementary School and Tulelake High School and graduated with the THS Class of 1998.  I left Tulelake to attend college and returned to the Tulelake Basin in 2001.  After being away from the area I realized how blessed I was to have been raised in this community and I knew that Tulelake was the place where I wanted to raise my children.  I am married to Bernie Guthrie and I am the mother of two boys, Garret and Gus.  I have been employed at Macy's Flying Service for 19 years.  I enjoy working in the agriculture business which is the economic foundation of our community.  I am proud of where I came from and I am proud to say that my children are 4th-Generation students of the Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District.