Carl Coles to Head Victor Valley Union High School District

The Victor Valley Union High School District has hired a new chief executive. Carl J. Coles will take over as superintendent on Sept. 1. He’s succeeding retired superintendent Dr. Ron Williams, who left this summer after a decade with the district. 

Coles’ appointment was unanimously approved by the board. It comes just days after a legal settlement between VVUHSD and the U.S. Department of Education stemming from a civil rights violation case. 

“Carl brings proven experience that has produced positive results, and the expectation is for him to do the same with our district,” Board President Joshua Garcia said. “He brings a collaborative mindset and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. His areas of focus include elevating student achievement, retaining staff, and fostering a positive district culture. We look forward to working with Carl to build genuine relationships with students, parents, employees and the community at large.”

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the 11,000 students and more than 1,000 employees of the Victor Valley Union High School District,” Coles said. “I want what everyone in this district wants: For this to be a great place for kids to learn, and a great place for the adults to come to work. Every student has hopes, dreams, and aspirations. That gives us 11,000 reasons to fulfill a commitment, to prepare them for whatever they choose to do post-high school. I can’t wait to join my new colleagues in fulfilling that commitment each day.”

Coles currently serves as superintendent of the Bonita Unified School District in San Dimas — a position he has held since 2018. 

Image Credit: Bonita Unified


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