Selection of New Superintendent

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The Goleta Union School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Diana Roybal has been selected as the new Superintendent. The Board will formally vote on her appointment at the April 28, 2021 Board Meeting. Dr. Roybal is scheduled to begin her position on July 1, 2021.

The selection culminates a Superintendent search process that included a districtwide survey and input sessions with administrators, staff, and community members. Using this information, Leadership Associates, a top search firm, conducted an extensive search.

The GUSD Board selected Dr. Roybal from an incredibly talented and impressive pool of candidates. Dr. Roybal has a proven track record of promoting academic success, professional learning communities among teachers, and parent engagement. She brings outstanding experience in instruction, innovation, and is an equity-minded leader.

Dr. Roybal currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Education for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. In that role, she oversees and provides support to 15 elementary schools serving 8,000 students. Dr. Roybal has over 25 years of experience in public education. She has been with the Cherry Creek School District since 2005 serving as an effective and collaborative leader. In her time as a Principal and Administrator, she has implemented Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), worked with Padres Unidos groups supporting Spanish speaking families, initiated an Adult English Class to increase parent engagement, and developed effective Professional Learning Communities (PLC) with teachers.

Dr. Roybal earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from University of Phoenix, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in Administration & Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado, a Master’s Degree (MA) in Curriculum & Instructional Design from Colorado Christian University, and a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University.

Dr. Roybal is a California native. She was born in Woodland, California and grew up in the Inland Empire in Southern California. She has been married for 32 years to her husband, Chris Roybal. Mr. Roybal recently retired from the Colorado Air National Guard. They have two adult children and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Dr. Roybal looks forward to relocating to the Goleta area.

The GUSD Board of Trustees initiated a search for a new Superintendent due to the retirement announcement of Dr. Donna Lewis. Dr. Lewis took the helm as Superintendent in 2017. In her time at GUSD, she has been a thoughtful and dedicated leader through unprecedented challenges such as the Thomas Fire, Debris Flow, and the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of her leadership, GUSD has weathered these challenges and remains an outstanding school district.

The Goleta community is invited to tune in to the April 28th Board Meeting to celebrate Dr. Roybal’s appointment and hear a few words from her. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Diana Roybal to the Goleta Union School District!

Luz Reyes-Martín
President, Board of Trustees
Goleta Union School District

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GUSD Board of Trustees Agenda for Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM – Now Available

The Special Board Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 6:30 PM, along with previous board agenda packages and other supporting documents are available at the link below:

Special Board Meeting Agenda for May 12, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special procedures will be followed for this board meeting and the meeting will be held virtually.  Click HERE to access the Zoom meeting
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GUSD Board of Trustees Agenda for Special Board Meeting – Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM – Now Available

The Special Board Meeting Agenda for Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5:00 PM, along with previous board agenda packages and other supporting documents are available at the link below:

Special Board Meeting Agenda for May 6, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special procedures will be followed for this board meeting and the meeting will be held virtually.  Click HERE to access the Zoom meeting
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