Ojai Unified School District Personnel Commissioners
Commission Chair – Rudy Reyes, a former employee and CSEA President of Oxnard Elementary School District, Mr. Reyes is the Classified Employee representative to the Personnel Commission. Mr. Reyes grew up in Ventura County (Fillmore) and in 1969 was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year. He is active with the Ojai Eagles Youth Football Chapter as a coach and founding member. Rudy has been active with youth for the past 50 years, continuously coaching youth football. Rudy and his wife Julie have four adult children. His term of office expires 12/01/19. Mr. Reyes has served on the Personnel Commission since March 2005.
Commission Vice-Chair –Steve Mason, Santa Barbara County Personnel Administrator, and 30-year Ojai resident. Steve and his wife have two children who graduated from OUSD schools. He is active in our local Ojai schools and is also a volunteer coach. Mr. Mason is the Commission’s appointee. His term of office expires 12/01/21. Mr. Mason has served on the Personnel Commission since January 2004.
Commissioner – Karen Phipps, a long time Ojai resident, began her career working for OUSD in the accounting department. Later she worked for the Ventura County Office of Education and then spent the latter part of her career at the Oxnard Elementary School District, retiring as Director of Fiscal Services. Her term of office expires 12/01/20 and is the school board's representative to the Personnel Commission. Ms. Phipps is active in Ojai, working with the American Legion Auxillary. Ms. Phipps has served on the Personnel Commission since August 2007.