Dear OPA Families and Friends:
We’re only a week away from the start of school and our staff has been hard at work getting ready for and excited to kick off the new year.
As we mentioned last week, we have some brand new members of our OPA leadership team: Executive Director Jill Marks, SOC Chancellor Amy Kernan, and SOC Dean Kerry Velez.
The newly formed team officially began today and, as promised, we have opportunities for you to get to know them. Families of students at both the SOC and SV campuses will have the opportunity to meet Jill at “Meet your Professor Day.” For the SOC campus, this is August 16, 2018 from 10 am-11:30 am and will also include Amy and Kerry. They will be on hand to talk with parents about their vision for SOC and the entire organization. For the SV campus, Jill will be there on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10 am-11:30 am. In addition, Jill will also attend the SOC Honour Society parent coffee event on the first day of school, August 20, 2018 in Honour Hall from 8:30 am-9:30 am.
While we didn’t introduce Kerry last week, she will probably be familiar to many of you whose kids have been enrolled at SOC since she has been on staff since 2012. In her six years, she has taught kindergarten, second and third grades, served as a Lead Teacher, Student Study Team Coordinator, Varsity and JV Volleyball Coach, Track and Field Coach, and held other school leadership positions. Kerry was also a past, active member of our Charter Renewal Committee and will be a great asset to our leadership team now that we are in another renewal year. We are thrilled to be able to have a new member of leadership with deep OPA-SOC experience.
I hope you will take time to attend one of these upcoming events and get to know these outstanding new members of OPA’s leadership.