Earlier this month, Orange Unified School District received the Distinguished Education Excellence Award from California State University, Fullerton. Orange Unified Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D., and other District leadership were present at the annual Honor an Educator Ceremony to receive an engraved crystal trophy commemorating the achievements of OUSD.

Cal State Fullerton’s Honor an Educator was established in 2006 as a program with two main purposes —  to recognize educators who have positively impacted others and to provide scholarships to College of Education students through sponsors.

(L-R) Superintendent of Schools Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D.; Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Reggie Thompkins; Executive Director, Student & Community Services and School Support, Ed Howard; Executive Director, Accountability, Equity & Engagement and School Support, Elena Rodriguez; Executive Director, Technology & Student Achievement and School Support, Christina Lin; Executive Director, Special Ed., Sue Singh, Ed.D.; Coordinator, Special Programs, Raeanne Little.

“I am very proud of our OUSD team’s ongoing commitment to provide ALL students with the academic and socio-emotional foundation they need for lifelong success,” said Superintendent Hansen. “This award demonstrates our willingness to go the extra mile to provide exemplary programs, and we thank Cal State Fullerton for their partnership.” Superintendent Hansen also accepted  Certificates of Recognition from both the California Senate and California Legislature Assembly.

Orange Unified School District schools and programs have also been recognized for excellence with awards including the California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon School, Title I Academic Achievement, California Model Continuation School, Civic Learning Model School, and Golden Bell Awards, in addition to being recognized by National Schools to Watch, Apple, NAMM, and the Confucius Institute.

At Orange Unified School District, there are plans for continual improvement district-wide. The community-supported Measure S bond initiative has given OUSD the opportunity to modernize the District’s four high schools and add state-of-the-art science centers at each campus to enhance STEAM learning, and the Board of Education approved separate funds to provide student athletes with a completely rebuilt stadium complex to replace the old Fred Kelly Stadium facility.

OUSD also continues to offer Multi-Tiered Student Support to nurture strong socio-emotional development along with a solid academic foundation for students. Programs such as AVID, Drone League, language immersion, robotics, Project Lead the Way, Early College, and CTE career pathways are offered throughout OUSD schools to provide students with a top-quality education and preparation to be competitive global citizens.

About Orange Unified School District

Serving the cities of Orange and Villa Park, California and other surrounding areas, Orange Unified School District is committed to planning for continual improvement in its schools. Orange Unified’s mission it to offer a learning environment of excellence and high expectations, where every student is provided with the opportunity to be able to compete in the global economy.  

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