MVUSD Board of Education
Cleveland "CJ" Johnson was elected to his first term in 2010.
Mr. Johnson has lived in Moreno Valley for more than 35 years. He and his late wife, Barbara, have three adult children (two sons and a daughter), all three of whom graduated from Moreno Valley High and completed their college degrees at local universities. Their four grandchildren also attend local schools.
Mr. Johnson began his public service by enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served for some 20 years at locations around the world, including Vietnam, Europe, western Asia, and many places in the United States. After leaving the service, he began a 26-year career as a Logistician for PepsiCo. He became an expert in all facets of distribution, Supply Chain and Sales while empowering people at all levels in an organization to improve productivity, their creativity, and team-building skills.
In addition to his duties as a School Board member, Mr. Johnson also serves as a Board member and Secretary (emeritus), at Vine Life Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside; Past President of Moreno Valley Senior Citizen Commission; and member of the Moreno Valley Task Force.
He has previously served as President, Vice President and Clerk.
Gary E. Baugh, Ed. S.
Gary E. Baugh returned to service on the Board in 2013 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy and then was elected in November 2013 for a one-year term. He previously served as a member of the Board from 1998-2002. His term was marked with successes that included voter approval of a School District Facilities bond measure, and the construction of Vista del Lago High School. He also served as Board President twice, most recently from 2014-2015.
Mr. Baugh began his public service in the United States Air Force. Over the course of a 22-year career, he served as administrative officer, education officer, personnel officer, and commander. He also taught English at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He retired as a Lt. Colonel from March AFB in 1989.
Following his Air Force service, Mr. Baugh worked for the City of Moreno Valley for 13 years as Human Resources Manager, Risk Manager, and
Assistant to the City Manager. He was President of the Sweden Stockholm Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for three years. Over his career he has taught at several colleges as an adjunct professor, including here locally at Riverside Community College, University of California Riverside, and California State University San Bernardino.
In addition to his experience as a School Board member, Mr. Baugh has an extensive record of service to the community that includes Presidency of Moreno Valley Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for eight years; Presidency of California Riverside Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for four years; 10 years as a member of the Executive Board for Inland Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America; 18 years as a Visterra Credit Union Board member; Executive Board member, Inland Empire Regional Dance Festival, for one year; and 13 years as a member and seven years as a Board member of the Moreno Valley Optimist Club. In 2009 he was honored by the Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year
Mr. Baugh and his wife, Joan Baugh, a retired Ridge Crest Elementary teacher, have lived in Moreno Valley since 1987. Five of their six children attended MVUSD schools, as did seven of their 17 grandchildren. They have been married for 47 years.
Mr. Baugh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education from Brigham Young University; a Master of Arts degree in English from University of Denver; and an Education Specialist degree in Education Administration from Troy State University.
Administrative Assistant to the Board of Education