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David Lattig appointed interim TUSD superintendent
David Lattig
David Lattig as appointed interim superintendent of the Turlock Unified School District, effective July 1 (Photo contributed).

The Turlock Unified School District is turning to a familiar face in the wake of the recent retirement announcement of longtime superintendent Dana Salles Trevethan.

At their latest board meeting on Tuesday evening, TUSD trustees unanimously voted to appoint David Lattig as interim superintendent, effective July 1. 

Trevethan, who has worked in the school district for nearly 33 years and has served as superintendent since 2015, announced on May 19 that she plans to retire at the end of July.

Lattig will begin working closely with Trevethan to ensure a smooth transition of the superintendent's duties. 

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the Board of Trustees’ confidence in me to lead TUSD,” Lattig shared through a press release. “I am committed to building strong, collaborative partnerships with our TUSD community to ensure students are safe, focused on learning and building positive social skills, and prepared to enter the workforce or attend college with confidence.” 

Lattig has over 23 years of educational experience. He has been employed with TUSD for eight years and has served in a number of administrative roles. He currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Prior to that, he was principal of Turlock Adult School, director of Career Technical Education and Program Equity and assistant superintendent of human resources. 

Before coming to TUSD, Lattig was the principal at Escalon High School for five years. He was also a high school assistant principal and a principal at the elementary and continuation high school levels. Prior to moving into administrative roles, Lattig was a social science teacher and coach at Escalon High for four years.

Lattig earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University, Stanislaus. He holds an Administrative Services Credential and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science. 

In a joint statement, Board President Anthony Silva and Clerk Lori Carlson said: “Because of David Lattig’s extensive experiences in diverse leadership roles in TUSD, his breadth of knowledge of TUSD, and the impact of his leadership in Educational Services on student achievement, learning, and well-being this past school year, the Board unanimously voted with confidence to appoint him to the position of Interim Superintendent for the 24-25 school year. We look forward to partnering with Mr. Lattig for a seamless, productive transition to build on the good work and progress that TUSD has made and will continue to make.” 

Lattig will continue as interim superintendent through June 30, 2025.