CVUSD Board of Education Confirms Dr. Mark W. McLaughlin as Interim Superintendent for the 2017 – 2018 School Year

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Thousand Oaks, Calif., June 20, 2017 – The Board of Education (Board) of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) announced today during its regularly scheduled meeting that Dr. Mark W. McLaughlin was the applicant selected to fill the Interim Superintendent position.  His start date is June 22, 2017 and will continue through the 2017 – 2018 school year.

CVUSD Board Announces Hallie Chambers as Principal of Sequoia Middle School

Former Administrator Returns to Sequoia Middle School to Lead

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On Tuesday, June 6th, the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Board of Education announced Hallie Chambers as the new principal of Sequoia Middle School (SMS) in Newbury Park, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. This will be Ms. Chambers third leadership position with the SMS administration, having previously served as the dean of students for two years in 2010 and 2011, and as an assistant principal from 2012 until 2014. 

CVUSD Educator Chosen as the 2017 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

Leah Oviedo of Walnut Elementary Surprised in her Classroom with the Honor

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The Ventura County Office of Education announced today that Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) teacher, Leah Oviedo, was chosen as the 2017 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Oviedo is a teacher at Walnut Elementary School in Newbury Park, and was surprised with the honor in her classroom by family, as well as various members of Ventura County Office of Education, Conejo Valley Unified School District, and Unified Association of Conejo Teachers.

The Teacher of the Year program is awarded by the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), which represents 20 school districts and 210 schools, with a total student enrollment of approximately 142,000.  The program’s goal is to recognize and honor exemplary and highly qualified teacher in Ventura County, and emphasize educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. 

Superintendent Succession Updates Online

Webpage Launched Dedicated to Providing the Latest Information About Superintendent Search

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The Board of Education (Board) of the Conejo Valley Unified School District initiated its process in May for selecting a new superintendent, beginning with a series of Special Board Meetings dedicated to this procedure, which were held on May 8th, 9th and 30th, 2017. 

As part of the district’s commitment to keeping their employees and the public informed on the progress of this process, we have set up a page on the district site that will be dedicated to the latest updates on the process of hiring both an Interim, as well as a new Permanent Superintendent. 

Walnut Elementary School Teacher Honored as CVUSD's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

Leah Oviedo receives special recognition from Chamber of Commerce, District

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In a surprise celebration on Wednesday, May 31st, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Conejo Valley Unified School District honored Leah Oviedo, a 5th grade teacher at Walnut Elementary, as their selection for Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017.

Leah has been a certificated teacher for CVUSD since 2008, and in that time, has taught at the Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 5th grade levels. She spent several years prior to that working for the district as a Child Care Assistant and a substitute teacher.  She was selected as Teacher of the Year because of her dedication to engaging and supporting all students in learning.  Leah illustrated that she is able to recognize the diverse needs of learners, exhibit high professional standards, and engage with families and the community.