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Todd Oto

Todd Oto, Ed.D.
Board Member
Trustee Area 4
Elected:  11/8/2022
Term Ends: 12/11/2026

Dr. Todd Oto was born and raised in Fresno, California, and graduated from Fresno High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from San Francisco State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential in Industrial Education from Fresno State, a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration from Fresno State, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from University of California, Davis and Fresno State.

Dr. Oto taught drafting at Mt. Whitney High School for twelve years, was an assistant principal at Redwood High School for six years, principal of Sequoia High School for two years, principal of Redwood High School for four years, an assistant superintendent for Visalia Unified for five years, and superintendent of Visalia Unified for three years. 

Dr. Oto believes that a well-rounded public education is the greatest gift a community can give to its children, for it makes possible any outcome a child can dream of.  School is also the great shared experience for the residents of a community, because the way children play and work together in school establishes the way they will work and live together as adults.

Dr. Oto has been married to his wife Judy for 34 years and they both retired in 2022, to the joy of their two cats, Maggie and Lizzie.  He is honored to continue serving Visalia Unified students, staff, and community as the School Board trustee for Area 4.