New Director of Student Support Services Announced
During CVUSD's board meeting on Tuesday, June 21 - Superintendent Dr. Ann Bonitatibus announced Dr. Juan Santos, Principal of Maple Elementary School, will join the district's Instructional Services team as the Director of Student Support Services, a position vacated by Dr. Antonio Castro, who was previously announced as being promoted to Assistant Superintendent for the Ventura County Office of Education. Dr. Santos' official first day in his new position will be July 1, 2016. Dr. Santos has spent 17 years working in CVUSD. He was a teacher at Colina MS for 7 years, Dean and Assistant Principal at Sequoia MS for 6 years and the Principal of Maple ES for the last 4 years. There is no doubt Dr. Santos has a passion for supporting all students within CVUSD and his work ethic and drive aligns with the district office team. Congratulations!
New Assistant Superintendent, Business Services Announced
During CVUSD's board meeting on Tuesday, June 21 - Superintendent, Dr. Ann Bonitatibus announced Dr. Victor Hayek will lead Business Services for the district as the new Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, a role held by Dr. Jon Sand who announced earlier this spring his intent to bookend his career working with children; Dr. Sand will be working with the district's Special Education department assisting with assessing student needs. Dr. Hayek presently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the Saugus-Union School District and has had much success in the business services management capacity with previous professional experience as the Business Administrator and Superintendent for several school districts in the state of New Jersey. Dr. Hayek's official first day is August 1. Congratulations!
CVUSD Launches CVLC Ad Hoc Committee
The Conejo Valley Learning Center (CVLC) Ad Hoc Committee is CVUSD staff-guided and formed for the purpose of 1) reviewing existing options for the CVLC Relocation Project and 2) making final, including potential new, recommendations for the CVLC Relocation Project to the superintendent.
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Karen Greenberg of Los Cerritos Middle Selected as CVUSD's Teacher of the Year
CVUSD's Teacher of the Year is chosen from the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Month recipients. Each Teacher of the Month is a phenomenal representative of CVUSD's mission and core values. After 10 special Teacher of the Month recognitions, CVUSD is proud to announce Karen Greenberg of Los Cerritos Middle School as its 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Karen has been a math teacher in the District for 25 years and a leadership advisor for 10 years. Thank you Karen for your dedication!
Thousand Oaks High School Teacher & Students Win California State Science Fair Awards
Thousand Oaks High School science teacher Nikki Malhotra was named the Teacher of the Year for the Senior Division at the California State Science Fair, joining several CVUSD students who brought home awards from the two-day event that wrapped up on May 24 in Los Angeles.
CVUSD's Farm to School Program Named "One in a Melon"
USDA's Food and Nutrition Service recently awarded Conejo Valley Unified School District a "One in a Melon" award for administering an exemplary Farm to School program. Every school in CVUSD participates in the Farm to School program through the salad bars in their cafeterias which are stocked with locally procured fresh fruits and vegetables. The program also offers garden classes and resources that teach students about everything from how plant life cycles work to the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. One school district per state was selected for the award by receiving the most nominations.