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The mission of ESUSD, a community ascending from varied pasts toward future promise, is to ensure that each student achieves academic and personal excellence, through a unique educational system distinguished by:


• Student centered learning environments with no boundaries

• Devoted and passionate staff

• Engaged partnerships within our communities

• Technology that bridges the gaps with all communities and the world

• Innovative risk in a secure environment

Mission Statement
About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Unified School District; home of four wonderful communities including Bridgeport, Coleville, Lee Vining, and Benton.  Our district encompasses 3,000 square miles of exquisite beauty.  Our District is home to the following school sites starting from the most Northern point of our district: Coleville High School and Antelope Elementary School in Coleville; Bridgeport Elementary School in Bridgeport; Lee Vining High School and Lee Vining Elementary School in Lee Vining; and Edna Beaman Elementary School in Benton.

Though we have four uniquely different communities within our boundaries, ESUSD continues to maintain the same set of professional and academic standards for all our sites.  Our district continues to set meeting the needs of all students as a top priority on our list.  We have embraced the 21st Century Skills and provided each of our students 1-1 technology.  Our staff works extremely hard to ensure the rigor and academic value for all students is met.

Our district believes that it is important to not only provide academia to our students, but also support our students’ social and emotional needs.  All ESUSD staff has received two years of training in Seven Mindsets.  Our ultimate priority is to ensure the safety of all students and staff.  All staff have been ALICE trained (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate).

At ESUSD, we believe in community partnerships and seeking the input of each of our four communities.  We hold bi-annual Community Forums at each of our sites, as well as multiple LCAP, ELAC/DLAC and PTO meetings.  We understand that educating a child takes the effort of our school staff, community support and most importantly parent involvement.

I feel honored to be the Superintendent to all staff, students, and community members of the Eastern Sierra Unified School District.


Heidi Torix

7 Mindsets
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School Accountability Report Cards

California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.

School Accountability Report Cards

District Office Staff


Tammy Nguyen

Assistant Superintendent - Educational Services


Jon Blackburn

Director of Information Technology


Kat Mullinax

Cafeteria Director

Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Director of Human Resources


Shane Gleason

Director of Facilities & Maintenance


Janina Santoyo


EL & Testing Coordinator


Heidi Torix



Cetara Rohl

Chief Business Officer


Ashley Custer

Executive Secretary

DO Staff Directory
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