Conejo Valley Appoints New Superintendent

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is officially taking over as Superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified School District.

The board voted 5-0 last week to appoint the Interim Superintendent to his permanent post.

“I am excited to serve the Conejo Valley community as its new superintendent,” said Dr. Mark McLaughlin. “CVUSD is a strong organization of caring, dedicated individuals and I look forward to utilizing teamwork and collaboration to achieve academic success for all of our students.”

During his tenure as Interim Superintendent, Dr. McLaughlin launched the hashtag #TheConejoWay to shine a spotlight on the amazing things happening throughout the District on a daily basis.

The philosophy behind the hashtag is that doing things, “The Conejo Way,” ensures ideal academic outcomes for CVUSD students as teamwork, relationship building, trust and accountability are used to together lead the way into a bright future for the District and the families it serves.

“With ‘The Conejo Way’ as a guidepost, the District 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,” said Dr. McLaughlin.

Dr. McLaughlin served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for CVUSD from 2013 until this past spring, when he was announced as the Interim Superintendent. While the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, he supervised the placement of staff for 27 schools, as well as District office level positions. Last summer, Dr. McLaughlin was also instrumental in collaborating with the community in the development of the Conejo Valley Learning Center (CVLC) relocation project report. 

Prior to CVUSD, he worked for the Fontana Unified School District as the Director of Certificated Human Resources. He also held roles in FUSD as a teacher and administrator at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Dr. McLaughlin holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California Lutheran University, a Master’s degree in Education with an Emphasis in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Montana-Western.