Dear OPA Families:
It is the final day before the start of a new school year. While I have been the Executive Director for a week now, tomorrow will also be my first day of school with OPA and I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to lead an organization with a great reputation for providing Orange County families with such a high-quality education.
Of course, it will not only be my first day and the first day for many new students, it will also be the first day for a number of new staff members. You have already seen the announcements of the new leaders at the SOC campus – Amy Kernan and Kerry Velez – but there are also several new staff members joining both campuses inside and outside the classroom. While we still have some work to do in filling out all the staff roles at the OPA central office, it will always be a top priority of mine, and the chancellors at both schools, to ensure that every classroom is staffed with a highly-qualified teacher and staff necessary to meet the needs of our students and families.
The following is a list of new staff at both campuses. Please take a moment to join me in welcoming them when you have the opportunity.
Jill Marks, OPA Executive Director
OPA – SV Campus
Denise Etlinger Health Tech
Cintya Huerta Instructional Aide
Oralia Berardino Attendance Clerk
Torrie Smith Office Assistant
Carmen Perez Instructional Aide
Elena Tikhonova Professor – French
Romney Miller Professor – Spanish
Sarah Kim Professor – Mandarin
OPA – SOC Campus
Jesus Jaimes Lead Custodian
Diana Ranck Professor – Independent Study
Kaylin Seeley Professor – Grade 4
Aubree Bova Professor – Grade 7
Hope Staller Professor – Grade 8
Heather Roney Professor – Grade 8
Michael WIlliams Professor – SPED
Cathy Kanode Substitute Professor