Meet Cindy Goldberg

About Me...

In addition to my passion for developing and implementing student-first programs and resources, it is my unmatched experience, district knowledge and history volunteering for and working in collaboration with the CVUSD on numerous policies and committees that positions me to be an asset to the Board of Education (BOE) and an effective board member.

As an education advocate and CVUSD parent leader for two decades — two of my sons have graduated from the CVUSD, a third is currently attending — I have a proven track record of fostering collaborative communication between parents and the BOE through cultivating strong relationships with all CVUSD stakeholders —the Board, superintendent, district, administration, teachers and parents. In this area, I have the unique ability to utilize these relationships to not just talk about solutions, but to get things done.

I have served on both PTSAs and school site councils at the elementary, middle and high school levels and have held numerous district-wide leadership roles, including my current role as chairperson for District Advisory Council (DAC). In my position as executive director for the Conejo Schools Foundation (selected as the 2017 California Nonprofit of the Year), which I’ve held for more than a decade, I’ve directly contributed to the development and implementation of programs such as Cash for Classrooms, All District Music Festival, parent education workshops in conjunction with BreakThrough and a separate WASC-accredited summer school program to support our student needs here in the Conejo.

I’ve gained additional experience in the district through participation on budget, homework and Career Technical Education (CTE) committees, the Measure I Campaign Steering Committee and the Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee.

For my commitment and dedication to improving and supporting the CVUSD’s educational goals, the Thousand Oaks Acorn featured me as one of its top 10 community members who stood out in 2017, stating, “Goldberg has worked tirelessly to bolster fundraising, distribute grants and develop assistance programs. The foundation runs the Cash4ConejoClassrooms program to fund special classroom projects, as well as academic enrichment programs and a parent workshop series. She also helped orchestrate the Cycles for Success program, which provides bikes to underprivileged students.”

Even More About My Experience...

Effective, Seasoned Educational Advocate and Parent Leader.

  • 15 year proven track record in CVUSD
    • Classroom
    • PTSA – elementary, middle, high school levels
    • School Site Council – elementary, middle, high school levels
    • DAC – Member/Executive Board/Chairperson
    • Gate DAC – Representative
    • CVUSD Committees – Budget, Homework, CTE
    • Measure I Campaign Steering Committee
  • Direct experience with CVUSD Schools
    • Current CVUSD Parent
    • Two sons are graduates of CVUSD schools
  • Conejo Schools Foundation
    • Specific program development and implementation (Cash for Classrooms, Summer School, Parent Education Workshops with BreakThrough, etc.)

Successful Working Relationship with all CVUSD Stakeholders – Board, Superintendent, District, Administration, Teachers and Parents

  • Can maximize relationships and get things done
  • Knowledge/Expertise in School Administration/Governance
  • Understanding of complicated nature of school budgets/financing
    • CVUSD Budget Committee
    • School Site Council
  • Brown Act Trained/Compliant
  • Knowledge of Ed Code, Policies, AR’s

Strong Community Connections 

  • Non-Partisan
  • Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee
  • TO*ARTS Advisory Board
  • The Acorn Top 10 of the Year – 2017
  • Conejo Schools Foundation Executive Director – 2017 CA Non Profit of the Year
  • Work with City Council Members, City Staff, and Thousand Oaks Police Department
  • BreakThrough Program

Born in New Orleans, and raised in San Diego, we moved to the Conejo Valley in 2003 because of the great schools. We wanted a top notch public education for our three sons who have all been well served by the education they received in CVUSD…one is still going strong!

As soon as we got to the Conejo Valley, I jumped into the volunteer culture of our community ~ volunteering in our boys’ classrooms and in the community. I have been actively involved in PTA, School Site Councils at Elementary, Middle and High School levels., GATE District Advisory Council (GATE DAC), and the District Advisory Council (DAC) as a site representative and an elected member of the Executive Board serving terms as a Member-At-Large and Chairperson. I serve on a number of CVUSD Committees including the Budget, Career-Tech-Ed, and Homework Committees. I was a member of the Measure I Campaign Steering Committee, and the Horizon Hills Neighborhood liaison to the AdHoc Committee for the Conejo Valley Learning Center. Currently, I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee, the TOARTS Advisory Board , and the Temple Etz Chaim Education Committee.

My mother was a public school teacher, and I firmly believe in the power and importance of public education. I was educated from K-16 in public education systems. I graduated UCLA in 1987 with a BA in Communication Studies and a BA in History.

Throughout college and for a few years after, I worked in the entertainment industry, and transitioned to working in the non-profit education sector in 1990. I took some time off when our boys were young, and went back to work in 2007. I currently serve as Executive Director of the Conejo Schools Foundation, an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for students.