When school goes back this month, the Goleta Union School District will have a new Superintendent, Dr. Diana Galindo-Roybal. The GUSD board said it selected Dr. Galindo-Roybal due to her proven track record of promoting academic success, professional learning communities among teachers, and parent engagement.
Dr. Galindo-Roybal recently served as the Executive Director of Elementary Education for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. In that role, she oversaw and provided support to 15 elementary schools serving 8,000 students. Dr. Galindo-Roybal has over 25 years of experience in public education. and had been with the Cherry Creek School District since 1998. In her time as a Principal and Administrator, she 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 Professional Learning Communities (PLC) with teachers.
Dr. Galindo-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. Galindo-Roybal is a California native and 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 who recently retired from the Colorado Air National Guard. They have two adult children and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Dr. Galindo-Roybal and her husband are enjoying their recent relocation to the Goleta area.
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