Board of Education Rosemary Smithfield Cipriano Vargas Debbie Morton Martha Alvarado Rich Alderson Board Policy Book
School Directory Charter School Authorizing and Monitoring Preschool VUSD at a Glance History of VUSD VUSD News Districtwide Events
Superintendent of Schools Educational Excellence Business Services Human Relations Innovation
Special Education Department Special Education Department's Parent Resources Special Education Department's Teacher Resources Common Core State Standards CURRENT INFORMATION FROM NCCSE IEP Brochures Parents Feedback and Flyers Positive Behavior Supports Program Spotlight! Special Education Assessment for Eligibility Special Education Eligibility Specially Designed Instruction and Related Services Special Education Task Force Extended School Year Brochures 2015
Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation Community Forums Thought Leadership Collaborative
Welcome Parents & Families/Bienvenidos Padres y Familias Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Network Team College & Career DELAC Summer
Students WAVEpact
Employees Teacher Resources

Rich Alderson

Rich Alderson was elected in 2012. Before that, he served as principal at Rancho Buena Vista from 1999 to 2006. He retired in 2008 after nearly 40 years in education. Since then, he has worked as an advocate for families with children with special needs. 


He has lived in southern Vista for the last 14 years and represents Trustee Area 5, the southern portion of the district. His son graduated from Rancho Buena Vista and he has two grandchildren enrolled in district schools. “I have a real interest in what happens with them and with the Vista Unified School District,” he said.


His priorities as a trustee are to ensure that the programs being used are helping all students excel and that the district is spending money conservatively.