Santa Barbara County, CA (August 19, 2021) – Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, also known as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House By The Park, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Cordeiro to its Board of Directors.
“Paul’s extensive experience in K-12 education will be a huge asset to our agency,” said Lisa Brabo, FSA Executive Director. “Paul has made substantial improvements to education and positive contributions to the community. We’re very happy he’s joining our board!”
Cordeiro began his career more than thirty years ago as an elementary teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. After earning his master’s degree from UCLA, he served as principal of Peabody School in Santa Barbara for six years, before becoming Assistant Superintendent for the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
Cordeiro was Superintendent of the Carpinteria Unified School District from 2005-2015. He later served as Superintendent of the Newhall School where he increased achievement among all student groups, including English Learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
As a member of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Cordeiro was recognized as Administrator of the Year five times and named Superintendent of the Year in 2018.
Since his retirement in 2018, Paul enjoys gardening, cooking, fishing, and kayaking at the Channel Islands. He also likes to swim to stay fit and spend time with his three adult children. A twenty-year resident of Ventura, Paul considers the city a great portal to the Channel Islands.
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County (FSA) is a nonprofit social service agency that has served the people of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park (LHP) in Guadalupe, FSA helps the community’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors meet their basic needs while simultaneously addressing mental health needs. Through this holistic approach, FSA improves the strength and well-being of our community. All services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. Visit fsacares.org or call (805) 965-1001 for more information.