Longtime Nevada City educator Trisha Dellis accepts new job in Carmel Unified School District

(Photo credit: Nevada City School District website)

Trisha has been an outstanding administrator, educator, and mentor in our District, but has opted to pursue an opportunity that will allow her to be closer to her family on the coast,” as Nevada City School District board president Sandy Hakala said. “Accordingly, we also want to wish Trisha a fond farewell and great success in her new position as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with the Carmel Unified School District which she will begin later this summer.”

Trisha also was the founding principal of Ghidotti Early College High School. We will miss our neighbor and longtime, local educational talent.

I can understand the draw, however. I love the Carmel area, and it’s one of the best school districts in the state. In fact, I was just reminiscing with Shannon about all our trips there when I was growing up. We return now and then.

The Carmel-Monterey area is home to landmarks such as the late Doris Day’s Cypress Inn (where we brought our beloved Norwegian Elkhound Eloise when I was a teen); the Mission Ranch (where we often ate dinners, even before Clint Eastwood bought it; see this article in Architectural Digest for more); Neil DeVaughn’s restaurant that helped revitalize Cannery Row in the ’50s (where we’d go for fresh seafood and the trademark fondue), and the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (where we went annually and my mom once visited for 15 minutes with Bing Crosby without interruption. Ha!)

As for the Carmel school district, it was always top notch — one of the best in the state. The principal of the school district where I grew up in Southern California relocated there in ’72 and just died. (See Carmel Pine Cone, page 14 A for Dr. Bullock).

We will miss Tricia. Our area needs to work harder to attract and retain our “best and brightest,” not to mention ramp up its economic development efforts. After all, our school’s enrollment is declining and our population is aging. “Hello? Hello?” Is anybody listening?

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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