Nevada City School District
800 Hoover Lane
Nevada City, CA 95959
Superintendent Trisha Dellis is a skilled educational leader with over 26 years of experience in public education. She has deep roots and history in the community, having had both her children and siblings attend the elementary schools. She began her tenure with Nevada City School District on August 3, 2015. She possesses excellent communication skills, a capacity to lead and be a part of the district team, has an aptitude for solving problems and cultivates positive relationships with the community and all stakeholders. She believes deeply in the power of education to change the direction of a young person’s life.
Dellis began her career as an elementary school teacher at Cottage Hill and traveled to teach second grade at the International School of Cyprus in 1991. Upon her arrival back in the states she was hired as an Independent Studies teacher. From 1992-1997 she taught all subject areas at the local continuation school. Superintendent Dellis joined the administrative team at Nevada Joint Union High School as an assistant principal from 1997-2002 and principal of Park Avenue Alternative school until 2006 when she dawned the title of founding principal for the Ghidotti Early College High School. During this time period she also worked as Director of Alternative Education Programs in Nevada County. In 2007 Trisha was hired as the Assistant Superintendent, Personnel and Student Services at the Nevada Joint Union High School. Her experience within these areas includes negotiations, contract management, employee relations and the interactive process, job descriptions, school safety plans, student attendance mediation and counseling support.
Superintendent Dellis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1988 at Chico State University and her M.S. Elementary Education in 1989 from National University. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership from National University in 1995 and earned her Administrative Credential at the University of La Verne in 1991. She holds numerous honors and certifications including ACSA Administrator of the Year- Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Human Resources in 2009/10.