Three New Trustees Join the Board of Education for Conejo Valley Unified School District
The Board of Education for the Conejo Valley Unified School District welcomes three newly-elected trustees today.
Jenny Fitzgerald, Cindy Goldberg, and Bill Gorback were formally sworn in as trustees by Superintendent Dr. Mark McLaughlin at a special ceremony prior to the start of the Tuesday, December 11th regularly scheduled Board Meeting.
The swearing in ceremony marks the start of the first elected terms of Mrs. Goldberg, Mr. Gorback, and Mrs. Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Fitzgerald has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She holds the position of in-house Business Counseling Attorney, where she utilizes her professional legislative and government experience. Mrs. Fitzgerald is the parent of two current CVUSD students.
“I’m honored and excited to start my term as a Board Member,” Mrs. Fitzgerald said. “I’m looking forward to engaging with our community and working on issues impacting our students’ well-being and success.”
Mrs. Goldberg is a proud graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She is the Executive Director for the Conejo Schools Foundation, a position she’s held for more than a decade. She has three sons – two who have graduated from CVUSD, and one who is currently attending a CVUSD school. She has served on CVUSD PTSAs, school site councils, and as a chairperson for the District Advisory Council (DAC).
“It’s an honor to be in this new position,” Mrs. Goldberg said. “I am truly looking forward to working with the other four Board members for our students, families, teachers, and staff to help our school district provide students the best educational opportunities and experiences possible.”
Mr. Gorback has a degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University, and a Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California Lutheran University. Now retired, Mr. Gorback held a variety of professional roles in his education career including being an elementary education teacher, middle school teacher, high school basketball coach, school counselor, and special education counselor at schools throughout Southern California, and Arizona. He has also served on the District’s Bond I Oversight Committee, the District Wellness Committee, and volunteered with CVUSD’s BreakThrough Counseling Program. His four adult children all attended Acacia Elementary, Redwood Middle, and Thousand Oaks High School.
“It is one of the great honors of my life to be a School Board Trustee of the Conejo Valley Unified School District,” Mr. Gorback said. “[One of] my goals as a trustee is to increase the feelings of inclusion of each and every student into the school community in which they are a member, and to have each student engage and embrace their curriculum.”
Regular Board of Education Meetings for the Conejo Valley Unified School District are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the CVUSD Board Room.