Board Member Bios


Mike Dunn
President
Term: November 2004 to November 2018
Term ending in 2018
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I am married to a special education teacher. We have two children in this school district. I am a retired firefighter from the Los Angeles City Fire Department and was assigned to a paramedic assessment engine company. I bring an important voice to the board – someone who whenever possible tries to accommodate the wishes of the parents and taxpayers. My mission is excellent public schools and promoting traditional family values without property tax increases.

John Andersen
John Andersen
Vice President
Term: November 2014 to November 2018
Term ending in 2018
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Both my wife and I grew up in the small, Central California farming community of Reedley, a true melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. I attended Occidental College here in Los Angeles, earning a B.A. in economics. Our three children all attended CVUSD schools kindergarten through high school.

My professional career included 22 years with GTE/Verizon, serving in leadership roles in marketing, information technology, and quantitative analysis. I now manage a successful Financial Advisory practice here in Westlake Village, helping individuals and couples navigate the often challenging waters of retirement planning.

Recognizing that the foundation of a strong school system is a partnership between parents, teachers, and staff, I will bring a reconciling spirit to build on the CVUSD’s history of partnerships bringing greater educational choices for parents and students, and greater financial security for the district.



Sandee Everett
Clerk
Term: November 2016 to November 2020
Term ending in 2020
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Bio coming soon.


Betsy Connolly DVM
Betsy Connolly DVM
Member
Term: November 2008 to November 2020
Term ending in 2020
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I received my Bachelors of Science from University of Denver and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. After eighteen years in equine practice here in Ventura County, I am now teaching Horse Science at Pierce College and Zoology at Moorpark College.

My husband Patrick and I have two children who graduated from CVUSD schools. While they were students, I assumed leadership roles in the PTA, District Advisory Council and the Band Boosters. My experiences as a parent, school volunteer and college instructor inform my efforts to meet the challenges faced by the district.

As a member of the School Board, I try hard to stay informed, communicate with parents, and work productively with my fellow Board Members. I believe in setting goals and measuring our success in reaching those goals. The CVUSD is a great district, working hard to become greater and I am proud to be a part of that effort.


Patricia H. Phelps
Patricia H. Phelps
Member
Term: November 1998 to November 2018
Term ending in 2018
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I have lived in Thousand Oaks with my husband, Barry, since 1987. We have three children, all graduates of Conejo Valley schools. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and attained a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University. I began my career as a software programmer for IBM and ended as a systems analyst for Mobil Chemical Company.

While my children were in school I was an active volunteer in PFA, PTA, and booster clubs. I am still a regular attendee at District Advisory Committee meetings and strive to remain involved with the parent community and informed on parental issues.

Since my election I have served three terms as board president. I represent the board on the Conejo Coalition for Youth and Families, Family Life, Technology, and Budget Committees. I am our regional representative to the Committee on School District Organization, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, education honorary and the Conejo Schools Foundation.




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