Superintendent's Message: Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Read this special message from Dr. Mark W. McLaughlin to the CVUSD Community

Dear Conejo Valley Unified School District Community –

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

I am honored and excited to serve CVUSD as the Interim Superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year. As this school year gets underway, I look forward to implementing “The Conejo Way,” and exploring new opportunities to enhance every part of our school district. 

“The Conejo Way,” includes my goal of ensuring that each CVUSD employee is treated with fairness, respect and dignity, which, I believe, ultimately translates to better experiences and ideal outcomes for our students. I am a strong believer in teamwork, relationship-building, trust, and accountability. Together, we will build on our District’s success while leading the way into a bright future.

High-performing districts, such as ours, require a great deal of collaboration from across the board. To put collaboration into action “The Conejo Way,” we will continue to engage our students, support the diversity of our learners, involve our parents, and gain the trust of our community. We will support and motivate our teachers and retain administrators and employees who have exceptional character and a passion for participating in the success of our students. 

Moving forward “The Conejo Way” also means using data to facilitate decisions. As a district, we will seek to make decisions based on school and student performance that are in the best interest of ALL students, and in support of our faculty, staff, and leadership.

While we focus on the big picture, we will make sure that we do not lose sight of the details.  It’s all in the details – as sociologist and author Martha Beck said, “The way we do anything is the way we do everything.”

I look forward to a great school year! 



Dr. Mark W. McLaughlin
Interim Superintendent

Click here to read the June news announcement of Dr. Mark W. McLaughlin’s appointment as Interim Superintendent.

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