About Me

A consultant on charter schools since 2004, Henry Bietz is well versed in the operation and authorization of independent study models and site-based facilities. His career as an administrator in the California school system has focused on small school districts in places such as Eureka and Fortuna of Humboldt County, and Westwood of Lassen County. Mr. Bietz is an active participant in the Small School Districts Association (SSDA) and organizes events on its behalf. He often serves as a mentor for new superintendents joining the SSDA, and donates his services in teacher knowledge and curriculum workshops. His decades of experience within the system have given Henry Bietz working knowledge of the California Education Code, credentialing, and state model curriculum frameworks and standards. Throughout his career, Henry Bietz has gained familiarity with the many different aspects of school system administration. His position as a Child Welfare and Supervision of Attendance Officer with Eureka High School provided Mr. Bietz with a firsthand opportunity to work with students, experience which continued when he accepted the job of Counselor and Cooperative Education Coordinator with the Humboldt Regional Occupational Program in 1974. His responsibilities expanded in 1977 when he was offered the post of Assistant Director of Career Education with the Humboldt County Office of Education. In this capacity, Henry Bietz supervised 15 teachers and half of the countys occupational programs; daily student attendance averaged 460. His position with the Fortuna High School District as Assistant Superintendent of Business involved budget development, district finances management, and fiscal monitoring. Henry Bietz has also served as District Superintendent of the Westwood Unified School District and the Westwood Charter School. Active in the Westwood Community, Mr. Bietz is President Elect of the local Rotary Club and a member of the Community Planning and Advisory Council and the Lassen County Fair Board.

My Experience

Westwood Charter School
Superintendent/Principal
7/2009-7/2010

Westwood Unified School District
District Superintendent
7/2000-7/2009

Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District
Superintendent/Principal
10/1989-6/2000

Fortuna Union High School District
District Superintendent
12/1982-6/1989

Fortuna Union High School District
Assistant Superintendent of Business
5/1982-12/1982

Fortuna Union High School District
Dean of Students
10/1979-5/1982

Humboldt County Office of Education
Assistant Director of Career Education
1/1977-10/1979

Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
Director of Vocational Education
6/1976-1/1977

Humboldt Regional Occupational Program
Vocational Counselor
6/1975-6/1976


Humboldt Regional Occupational Program
Counselor/Cooperative Education Coordinator
1/1974-6/1975

Eureka High School
Child Welfare and Attendance Official
10/1973-12/1973

Eureka City School District
Supervisor
10/1972-6/1973

Northern California
Commercial Truck Driver
1966-1973

California Concordia College
High School Dorm Counselor

1966-1967

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Westwood, CA 96137

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