The Las Virgenes Unified School District held its board of education reorganization meeting Tuesday night at district headquarters in Calabasas.
Lesli Stein was appointed as the new school board president, replacing outgoing, two-term president Cindy Iser. Board member Dave Moorman took over as vice president, and Gordon Whitehead became the board clerk.
During the proceedings, several local dignitaries took to the podium to commend Iser for her efforts during this leadership transitional year when Dan Stepenosky replaced Donald Zimring as schools superintendent.
Agoura Hills Mayor Pro-Tem William D. Koehler and Councilmember Illece Buckley-Weber, and Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Fred Gaines and Councilmember David Shapiro were amongst those in attendance.
Paying tribute to her predecessor, Stein said, "You are laser-focused on student acheivement ... You challenge us all everyday for excellence which is what this district is all about."
Before presenting Iser with a gift, Stepenosky praised Iser for her leadership abilities. "I can only imagine how hard the challenge is breaking in a rookie superintendent," he said. "Thank you for your countless hours of wisdom."
Iser thanked the board. "It has been a challenging year. Transitions are always that way," Iser said. "... You're not getting rid of me yet."
The regular school board meeting followed a short reception.