Board Members



OUR MISSION: Cultivating a collaborative, nurturing environment which embraces diversity, promotes equity and develops confident lifelong learners resulting in academic excellence, civic responsibility, and emotional & physical wellness.

Governance of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District is vested in the five members of the Board of Education, who serve staggered four-year terms. To be eligible for election, Board candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be a resident of, and a registered voter in, the District. Elections are held every two years. LTUSD utilizes a system of Elections by-Trustee-Areas in which Board representatives are elected into office by residents living in five designated boundary areas. LTUSD Board of Education elections occur on the same date as California's even-year general elections. 

See LTUSD Board of Education Trustee Area Map for Future Board Elections.

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District provides the guidance and resources necessary to ensure an environment conducive to learning. It is the policy of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education to foster parental participation and partnership to create an educational climate which reinforces and fosters the positive and healthy development of the child. 

The Board's goal is to develop a strong district-wide team that builds a culture of shared leadership and ownership of all student outcomes. 

It is the vision of LTUSD to discover and foster the unique talents and potential of all students.



Larry Reilly - Board President  (Term Expires 12/13/24)  Email

Representing Trustee Area 1 - VIEW MAP - Area #1 Northern     VIEW MAP - Area #1 Southern

Larry Reilly has been in education most of his life.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English, a minor in history and a California Teaching Credential from CSU Chico. He began his teaching career in Willits, CA. then moved with his wife Michelle to South Lake Tahoe in 1980 to teach and coach at George Whittell High School.  He also taught summer school and coached basketball at South Tahoe High School.  Larry has served the community over the years by coaching Little League, Babe Ruth baseball and ran the Youth Basketball Program for the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe.  Larry and Michelle have two children who attended schools in LTUSD and are now college graduates.  Larry enjoys attending local sporting events, working out and finding new fly fishing spots.


Bonnie Turnbull Board Member/Clerk (Term Expires 12/13/24)  Email

Representing Trustee Area 3 - VIEW MAP Area #3  

Bonnie Turnbull has worked in education for 30 years, has lived in Tahoe since 2006, and has a daughter in STHS. She holds a BA in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a California teaching certificate. She is passionate about developing the “whole child” and so has volunteered in diverse programs such as BATS (Bringing Arts to Schools), Odyssey of the Mind, and AYSO soccer. A South Lake Tahoe Citizens’ Academy graduate, Bonnie was inspired to take more leadership and has served on the Friends of the Library board and the Parks and Recreation Commission. Bonnie sings in TOCCATA Tahoe and also bicycles everywhere hoping to inspire our community to take action on climate change.