Leadership Support Services

In 2013, with the state legislature’s passage of the Local Control Funding Formula, California embarked on a bold new funding model for its public schools. This new model requires us to shift our thinking from the traditional compliance model to one of empowerment, starting with local community involvement and based on performance, improvement, and equity among districts and students. In return for a more equitable distribution of funds, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to complete Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which strategically outline the goals and actions for improving students’ education as measured by conditions of learning, pupil achievement, and climate within schools and districts.

Leadership Support Services is committed to working alongside districts and schools within a continuous improvement framework in order to:

  • Understand local strengths and challenges within Tulare County districts and schools
  • Build mutual capacity to produce measurable gains in student learning and achievement across the eight state priority areas
  • Foster opportunities for effective and systematic collaboration among Tulare County education leaders
  • Promote measurement of the effectiveness of school and district systems to identify equity gaps and align and prioritize resources

Additional services provided by the department include:

  • Foundational Support for ALL LEAs to provide resources and tools in order to improve student performance and narrow disparities among student groups
  • Individually Designed Differentiated Assistance determined by performance on the Dashboard to include facilitation of the identification of the LEA's strengths and challenges utilizing a continuous improvement model in order to address identified performance issues and disparities among student groups
Meet the Team

Martin Frolli

Martin Frolli, Ed.D.
Department Lead

Maura

Maura Sánchez
Department Secretary

John Alvarez

John Alvarez
Administrator

John Davis

John Davis
Administrator

Lisa Lemus

Lisa Lemus
Administrator

Justin Paredes

Justin Paredes
Administrator

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Jennifer Patterson
Administrator, Geographic Lead Grant


Gabriela Guzman
Administrator

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Michelle Trevino
Coordinator, Geographic Lead Grant

Heather Elias

Heather Elias
Data Technician

Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez
Fiscal Analyst

Cesar Balboa

Cesar Balboa
LSS Specialist