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Principal - Dr. Tanaz Bruna

Principal - Dr. Tanaz Bruna


Dear Tidalwave Families:


I hope you had a nice weekend kicking off the start to May. It was great to see so many of you at RBEF's Spring Gala. Thank you for supporting our Ed Foundation and supporting our schools. 


A big congratulations to our PTA's Honorary Service Award Winners: Shannon Flaherty; Rachel Lonsdale; Liz Koutures; Casey Schwartz, Mr. Dave (our crossing guard); and our own Ms. Debbie Collette! Thank you to PTA for recognizing these dynamic members of our learning community. 


This week we kick off our Kids Helping Kids coin drive. The coin drive will run from 5/8 – 5/17. We are asking students to bring in coins (cash and checks are also accepted) to help support Wheels for Humanity, a charity which provides wheelchairs for children.  Below and attached is the Kids Helping Kids flyer.  Below are two short videos about children who have worked with Wheels for Humanity if you are interested in about learning more. 

Katherine’s story (about 4 min)

Danar’s story (about 1 min):


Thank you for reading this message thoroughly so you don’t miss any pertinent updates! You can always find my newsletter and any updates on our Tulita website at: http://tulita.rbusd.org/. If you know of others who are not receiving these newsletters, please encourage them to check their junk/spam folder!


Have a great week and see you at the gala!





Tanaz Bruna, Ed.D.
Principal, Tulita Elementary



Formal Education and Certifications
  • Educational Doctorate, Ed.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • Master’s Degree, Education, M.Ed., California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 1999
  • California Clear Multiple Subject Credential/CLAD
  • California Administrative Services Credential, Tier II

  •  Principal, Tulita Elementary School - Redondo Beach Unified School District (7/14 - present)
    • 2017 Redondo Beach Unified School District Administrator of the Year
  •  Coordinator, Educational Services – Redondo Beach Unified School District (8/12 – 6/14)
  • Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) – Adams Middle School, Redondo Beach Unified School District (8/11-7/12)
  • Principal, High School Summer Session – Redondo Union High School/Redondo Beach Education Foundation (Summer 2011/Summer 2012)
  • Teacher/Program Coordinator- Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach Unified School District (9/10– 6/11)
  • Teacher- Alta Vista Elementary, Redondo Beach Unified School District (9/08– 2010)
  • Outreach Consultant –Ontario-Montclair School District (12/05– 8/08)
  • Teacher – Elderberry Elementary, Ontario –Montclair School District (1/7/01 – 11/05)
Phone: (310) 798-8628

Email: tbruna@rbusd.org

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