Meet the School Board 

Board of Trustees in front of district office

Jeff Gospe
Jeff Gospe, President
Jeff cares deeply about our local community and public education, serving as a trustee since 2013. He grew up in the District and attended Rincon Valley public schools before leaving Santa Rosa for Stanford University. He eventually returned home to work locally and start a family, fortunate to have his children also attend Rincon Valley schools. With three decades of diverse corporate, civic and nonprofit experience, Jeff understands that excellent schools are critical for our local community and he applies his business and financial acumen to improve the success of our students, while safeguarding the District’s reputation and financial health.
Mike Cook
Mike Cook, Clerk
Mike is a Principal Landscape Architect with Integra Planning + Landscape Architecture, an integrated design firm based in Santa Rosa, California. Mike attended California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, California for his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree (2001). Mike enjoys playing golf when he’s not working, has two young daughters that attend RVUSD schools and lives in Rincon Valley with his family.  mcook@rvusd.org
Shelby Moeller
Shelby Moeller, Trustee
Shelby and her family have enjoyed living in Rincon Valley for 14 years and this is her 13th consecutive year of having a child attending school in RVUSD. She earned her masters degree in School Leadership and worked at the school, district, and state level of school governance before starting her family. She has been an avid volunteer at her children's schools and was thrilled to join the School Board in 2018. She is forever grateful to the amazing teachers in Rincon Valley who have blessed the lives of her five children. smoeller@rvusd.org

Cynthia Evers
Cynthia Evers, Trustee
As a board trustee, Cynthia proudly represents the parents, students and residents of this school district. She believes her primary responsibilities include maintaining high academic standards while providing fiscally sound financial decisions. In the past few years, she has worked to upgrade our neighborhood campuses, invest in technology infrastructure and enhance our innovative arts education. Our district is challenged with developing meaningful curricula for all of our students. An effective elementary education instills the love of learning in our children so they can become self starters and productive citizens. As a trustee, Cynthia promises to continue to guide RVUSD forward by offering solid educational programs that challenge and inspire all students while providing the foundations necessary for further academic success. She looks forward to continuing to serve as trustee of this exemplary elementary school district.
Carol Lynn Wood
Carol Lynn Wood, Trustee
Carol Lynn graduated from Fordham University with a BS and received her MBA from St. John's University. She worked in Cancer Research for her professional career and managed a Clinical Research Program at Cornell University/NY Hospital. When she got married and moved to California, she worked for Sutter Hospitals for over 10 years running a Clinical Trials Program. She has lived in the Rincon Valley Union School District Community for 20 years. She has been married 28 years and has three children, all of whom attended Matanzas Elementary School. She has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for organizations that focus on education. Ms. Wood is also a docent at the Bouverie Preserve and participates in an outdoor education program for elementary school children. She serves on the Board of Directors for Audubon Canyon Ranch and co-chairs a program for Foster Youth that focuses on helping Foster Youth succeed in college. She is a founding member of the Impact 100 Redwood Circle, which is an organization making significant contributions to those in need in Sonoma County. Carol Lynn became a School Board Member to use her leadership skills management strengths, and passion for education to work for something that is truly important to her.