Contact Information

Sonia Wilson
Director, Middle School Education & Professional Learning
(805) 497-9511 x1221
soniawilson@conejousd.org

Gina Mandell 
Induction Program Coordinator/Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x4224

gmandell@conejousd.org  

Kari Ballard
Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x4223
kballard@conejousd.org  

Linda Blanco Goodcase
Mentor Teacher
(805) 497-9511 x4225
lblanco@conejousd.org   

Martha Alvidrez
Senior Office Assistant
(805) 497-9511 x4222

malvidrez@conejousd.org    

Announcements

Participating Teacher Feedback

Induction Participants shared their experiences with the CVUSD  Induction Program:

“I loved induction! Thank you for making it so meaningful and not just adding more to our plate at the beginning of teaching. I am going to miss the weekly meetings and the structure of reflections on my teaching, but I will continue to make goals and reflect on those goals just as I have learned through Induction. Thank you for your hard work in making this an amazing and beneficial experience for all of us!”



“CVUSD's induction program is absolutely wonderful. I appreciate meeting with a mentor that is someone outside of my site, and someone that can offer me tremendous help.”



“She has been a huge help for me when reflecting on my teaching practices as a second-year teacher. I look forward to working with her next year and coming up with more strategies to help my students.”



“I was so pleasantly surprised by the induction program. My mentor was 100% supportive of me and geared all of our meetings to areas where I was seeking support.”



“The induction program has been an important part of the beginning process for me. It gave me insights for a number of things I might not have learned otherwise and was really helpful in getting through what was a pretty challenging year for everyone.”



“This experience helped me build my building blocks for my teaching career. She made me feel comfortable and helped build my confidence. I am very grateful for this experience.”



 

Who We Are


Induction Team: Gina Mandell (Program Coordinator/Mentor), Kari Ballard (Mentor), Linda Blanco Goodcase (Mentor), Martha Alvidrez, Office Assistant

New Teacher Induction Mission Statement

The mission of the Conejo Valley Unified School District New Teacher Induction Program is to provide Participating Teachers with trustworthy mentors who are active listeners with the instructional expertise necessary to guide and support teachers in their journey to becoming confident and reflective educators, who provide an environment where all students have the opportunity to learn.

CVUSD New Teacher Induction Program.

  • Standards/CSTP-based
  • Differentiated feedback and support for beginning teachers
  • Implement and improve instructional practices
  • One-on-one mentoring with a Support Provider
  • Professional Growth
  • Earn your Clear Credential
  • Earn up to 3 units a year through a partnership with (CLU)

Gina Mandell: Program Coordinator/Support Provider  Link to Resume

Induction Brochure

Class of 2020-2021

Welcome to our newest educators in the Conejo Valley. We look forward to developing best practices and building teacher capacity!