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Niessen E. Foster



Board Member
Trustee Area 5 
Elected: 11/2018 
Term Ends: 12/11/2020 

Niessen Foster is the son of a neurosurgeon and California art historian.  He was educated in both public and private schools in the Central Coast area and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in history.  He also earned his elementary education credential and taught elementary education in the Salinas Valley.


Mr. Foster became a postal employee in 1983 and transferred to Visalia in 1985.  He has been active in governance in Visalia Schools, has served on the school site council at Conyer Elementary School and Divisadero Middle School, and has also served on numerous district committees.


Mr. Foster is married to Oveda Tidwell Foster and has four children.  His great grandchildren currently attend Visalia Unified schools.