Lead Through Relationships

Lead Through Relationships

Officer Fist Bumps Student
Leaders are held to high standards. However, the leader in Clovis Unified also has to be a relationship builder. Slogans like, ‘It’s people not programs’ require Clovis Unified leaders to be listeners, team players and kind – all within a very focused and high performing organization.
Walt Buster, Ed.D.
Superintendent 1995 – 2002

Leadership is both a science and an art. It’s the science of creating and articulating organizational vision, core values and standards. It’s also the art of building relationships…. Leaders must remember that they are in the people business, and effective leaders are those who work daily to build strong and positive relationships with the people who make up the school district. Historically, Clovis Unified has taken care of its people (students, staff and families) and, in turn, these very people have helped take care of Clovis Unified.
Janet Young, Ed.D.
Superintendent 2011 – 2017

Our Values in Practice

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  • People need to know you care and that they matter.
  • Be Present, Be Visible.
  • Everyone is here to serve kids.
  • Make Time for Mentoring.
  • Take the time to deliver important news in person.
  • Build teamwork and trust through relationships.

In Doc's Words

Teaching talking to student.
"It’s people, not programs who make the positive difference."
Doc Buchanan

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

Buchanan Area Schools

Buchanan Alta Sierra Cole Century Dry Creek Garfield Tarpey Woods

Clovis High Area Schools

Clovis High Clark Cedar Wood Clovis Elementary Mickey Cox Gettysburg Jefferson Red Bank Sierra Vista Weldon

Clovis West Area Schools

Clovis West Kastner Ft. Washington Liberty Lincoln Maple Creek Nelson Pinedale Valley Oak

Clovis North Area Schools

Clovis North Bud Rank Copper Hills Fugman Mountain View River View

Clovis East Area Schools

Clovis East Boris Fancher Creek Freedom Miramonte Oraze Temperance Kutner Reagan Elementary Young Elementary

Educational Services Area Schools

CART Gateway Clovis Online School Clovis Community Day School Clovis Adult Education Sierra Outdoor