The former Superintendent of the Westwood Unified School District, Henry Bietz is recognized for his skills as an administrator and his dedication to his students. Fellow educators have praised his leadership abilities, work ethic, integrity, and ability to unite groups in the cause of improving education. Mr. Bietz is considered an expert in school financing and educational trends. He is particularly well known among his California colleagues for his advocacy on behalf of small school districts. As a member of the Small School Districts’ Association Executive Committee, Mr. Bietz is active in organizing regional meetings, workshops, annual meetings, and symposia. He also participates on the Superintendent of Public Instruction High School Reform Task Force, the California School Boards Association’s Superintendent Advisory Committee, and the County Superintendents Steering Committee on Declining Enrollment and Special Education. Henry Bietz joined the California school system in 1972, and has worked there as an administrator ever since. His varied experiences have provided him with the in-depth skills necessary for day-to-day school district administration. Mr. Bietz is knowledgeable in collective bargaining, the California Education Code, school financing and budgets, and state legislation. He holds certification for Administration, Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching, and Designated Subjects Supervision and Coordination Credential for Vocational Education, and is also certified as a community college instructor and supervisor. Throughout his career, Mr. Bietz has served four school districts, including the Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District, Fortuna Union High School District, Westwood Unified School District, and Westwood Charter School. He has led courses in teaching at University of California, Berkeley, and the Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Henry Bietz also acts as a consultant on charter schools.