2018 NOCROP Teacher of the Year

North Orange County ROP's Teacher of the Year is Amy Jensen! Amy teaches Child Development and Principles of Teaching and Learning, and is a Teacher On Special Assignment. She has been working with us since 2007, making sure our next generation of educators will be equipped with skills for success. She also serves as an instructional coach for ROP teachers, mentors ROP teachers for three credentialing programs, and collaborates with post-secondary education programs in an effort to cultivate teacher leaders and inspire students to pursue careers in education.

Amy is great example of a dedicated professional who daily adds to the strength and repute of our programs. Congratulations, Amy!

AmyJensen TeachOfTheYearAmy Jensen with Troy High School students on-site at Raymond Elementary School

Career Technical Education Month®

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Career Technical Education Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

To celebrate, we invited student officers of Career Technical Student Organizations to present their chapter's community outreach and fundraisers at our February Board meeting.

CTE Month also includes National Engineers Week, a week dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life and the importance of a technical education.

SkillsUSA group photoSkills USA and HOSA members with their instructors, Superintendent Giamarino, and Board President Marilyn Buchi

 PrinciplesOfEngineeringPhotoPrinciples of Engineering students at Sunny Hills High School working on robots that will be able to retreive and sort recyclable materials

BuildingIndustryTechnologyPhotoTake an inside look at our Building Industry Technology Program (BITA) at Katella High School, courtesy of Orange County Department of Education
We'd also like to highlight our industry partners, Orange County Automotive Dealership Association, Lynch Ambulance, and our Principles of Teaching and Learning sites- Centralia Elementary, Raymond Elementary, and Salk Elementary. Thank you for providing work-based learning experiences to our students!


Learn more about how CTE benefits our students:

CTEChartInfographic provided by ACTEonline.org

Shine A Spotlight





Shine A Spotlight recipients are honored monthly at our Board meetings. This segment of the meeting highlights NOCROP instructors and staff members.

A Message From Our Superintendent


MessageFromSuperintendentThere is much to celebrate today as we prepare our students to own tomorrow. Career Technical Education (CTE) Month 2017, Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow, kicked off with our announcement of our 2018 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Amy Jensen. Amy was surprised in front of her students at their work-based learning site, Raymond Elementary School, where she is preparing future teachers. Amy teaches Child Development and Principles of Teaching and Learning at Troy High School. Honoring CTE Month’s theme, we celebrate Amy today as she prepares her students to own tomorrow. A huge thank you to Principal McComb, her teachers, and students for arranging the surprise!

As we celebrate today, ROP students are preparing for the State Leadership Conferences for HOSA: Future Health Professionals and SkillsUSA Career Technical Student Organizations. Best of luck to the teams heading to Sacramento and San Diego to compete, these students will surely own tomorrow.

Our teachers have been busy with professional development. On Saturday, February 4, at our annual spring staff development day, themed Learning Right Off The Bat, teachers donned their baseball attire to compete in “nine innings” of learning. They participated in the following workshops (innings): Down to the Last Out, Engaging Students with Vocabulary; Engaging Students: A Whole New Ball Game with Kahoot; Going to Bat for Your Students with Special Needs; Hit it Out of the Park with CTSOs; Hitting a Home Run with Khan Academy; It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over Using Bell-to-Bell Instruction; Power Pitching: Creating Iconic Learning Moments; Quizlet Live Triple Play; and Step Up to the Plate: Classroom Environments. A special thank you to the following teachers who presented: Christine Ruby, Thomas Metcalf, Traci Mollenkramer, Valerie Easton, Susan Hidar, Rachelle Blinoff-Mudd, Jun Cuenca, Sean Dooley, and Erin Brassfield. The day included presentations from We.org and concluded with Professional Learning Community Team breakouts.

Happy CTE Month!
Terri Giamarino