Your New School Site Staff Members

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.

Best regards,

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