Our Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

  • Photo of Superintendent Ghysels Carmen Ghysels joined our TTUSD team in August 2020. Carmen is an educational leader with 35 years of experience serving students in multiple capacities, including as a special education teacher, an ESL teacher, a migrant student teacher, a teacher at both middle and high schools, a technology director, as principal, special education director, and most recently as Deputy Superintendent. 

    Ms. Ghysels is thrilled to serve our community as the Superintendent Chief Learning Officer at TTUSD. She and her family love Tahoe and have a home in Kings Beach. Carmen enjoys spending time with her family and young grandchildren when she's not working. She likes to hike, read, and cook and loves music. She’s an avid listener and consumer of music in all forms and has become dubbed DJ Carm because she loves to make playlists for family and friends. 

    Carmen and her husband Maurice love the Tahoe Truckee area. Ever since she was a small child, Carmen has been vacationing in Tahoe with her family, and she and her husband have had a home in Tahoe Vista since 2017.

    Carmen strongly believes that all students can learn and thrive and wants to meet them where they are at and enrich their educational experience. Seeing students succeed gives her great joy. She finds supporting and nurturing fellow educators incredibly rewarding. She loves being a mentor and helping others be the best they can be so they can leave a lasting legacy.


Superintendent's Office

  • Carmen Ghysels
    Superintendent Chief Learning Officer
    Phone: (530) 582-2550
    Internal Extension: 20405

    Lupita Vázquez
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Chief Learning Officer
    Phone: (530) 582-2550
    Fax: (530) 582-7606
    Internal Extension: 20405