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Superintendent's Office Staff:

Mike Kuhlman
(530) 622-5081 ext. 7225

Serena Fuson (530) 622-5081 ext. 7225
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Bonnie Orris (530) 622-5081 ext. 7236
Administrative Assistant (Conf)

Superintendent's Office

Welcome to the Superintendent's Office


Mike Kuhlman

Dear Students, Staff, and Families of the El Dorado Union High School District,
I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new Superintendent! It is an honor to join this exceptional district with its rich history and tradition of academic excellence.
I come to El Dorado Union High School District with 29 years of experience in public education, having served proudly in the Rocklin Unified School District and the William S. Hart Union High School District. Throughout my career, I've held a variety of roles, including teacher, site administrator, school principal, district office leader, and most recently, Superintendent. I believe these diverse experiences will allow me to contribute meaningfully to the already exceptional team here at El Dorado.
Since my selection, I've begun immersing myself in the El Dorado County community. My family and I have recently moved to the area, and I'm eager to become a familiar face. You'll see me "hitting the ground listening" at all our schools: El Dorado High School, Oak Ridge High School, Ponderosa High School, Union Mine High School, Pacific Crest Academy, and Independence Continuation High School. My priority is understanding your needs and supporting the incredible work already happening here.
El Dorado Union High School District's reputation for outstanding academics and its vibrant extracurricular programs truly set it apart. These elements, along with the district’s strong focus on career exploration, create a special place where students can thrive and discover their passions. I'm impressed by the district's commitment to providing a rigorous 4-year curriculum that emphasizes career paths for all students. This ensures every graduate is prepared for success, whether they choose college, trade school, or immediate employment.
El Dorado Union High School District prioritizes student well-being. Their team of qualified teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff creates a safe haven where students feel physically secure and emotionally supported.  I'm committed to upholding these high standards and ensuring our educators have the resources they need to continue this vital work
The district's collaborative spirit is truly inspiring. The district’s focus on building strong relationships with everyone – staff, students, parents, and the community – is a key to its success. I'm a firm believer in transparent, open two-way communication, and I see families as partners in education. Together, we can achieve incredible things for our students.
Together, we can build upon the district’s strong foundation and ensure all students graduate prepared for fulfilling lives. Please reach out and introduce yourselves! I'm eager to hear your ideas and work together to take this district to the next level.
Mike Kuhlman