Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month


Career and Technical Education Month® (CTE Month) is a public awareness campaign led by the national Association for Career and Technical Education. The event takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Read below to see how North Orange County ROP celebrated CTE Month. 

2018 Employees of the Year


Congratulations to our Employees of the Year! In addition to our Teacher of the Year, North Orange County ROP also honored the following employees:
Instructors - Maile Leonard, Thom Metcalf, Reid Petersen, Jennifer Prado, Taylor Swaney
Human Resources Assistant - Melissa Lucatero
Sr. Administrative Assistant - Christina Campbell
Administrator, Instructional Programs - Julie Dentler
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services - Dana Lynch

Career Technical Student Organizations













Students participating in Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) showcased their latest work during the February Board meeting. Students from the following organizations/schools were present:
Skills USA chapters at Anaheim, Buena Park, La Habra, Sunny Hills, and Yorba Linda High Schools
Educators Rising chapters at Esperanza and Troy High Schools
HOSA: Future Health Professionals chapters at Oxford Academy, Esperanza and Savanna High Schools




Thank you to Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva; the Cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Seal Beach, and Yorba Linda; and our partner districts for recognizing February as Career Technical Education Month!

State Legislative Meetings



Superintendent Terri Giamarino and Assistant Superintendent Dana Lynch took a trip to the State Capitol and attended career technical education legislative meetings. 

2018 Spring In-Service





North Orange County ROP held its annual Spring In-Service on February 3. Instructors donned their finest luau attire and gathered for a fun day of staff development. The event also included surprising the 2018 Employees of the Year with their award. Thank you to our Teachers on Special Assignment, Amy Jensen and Lupe Rodriguez, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Christina Campbell for planning the event; and Michael Le (Coordinator, Technology and Facilities), Kirsten Robinson, Rahul Gupta, and instructors Jennifer Prado and Reid Petersen for providing breakout session presentations.

Building Industry Technology Academy at La Habra High School



Students at Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School took a field trip to La Habra High School to learn about the Residential and Commercial Construction Pathway. After instructor John Costa explained safety procedures, students formed groups and made longboards. 

OCADA High School Automotive Technology Competition




Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair Pathway students at Buena Park and La Habra High Schools participated in the annual Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) High School Automotive Technology Competition at Kia America Headquarters in Irvine. Each pair of students had one hour to find 25 "bugs" (issues that needed repairs) within their given car. Buena Park High School received 4th Place and La Habra High School received 2nd Place. A total of six teams/high schools participated, and all 12 participants received a $1,500 scholarship to use at one of Orange County’s eligible Community Colleges for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms. Thank you to Rennick Subaru and Miller Toyota for sponsoring our students!

Brea Olinda Unified School District Marketing Videos

Brea Olinda Unified School District Communications Interns created marketing videos to help students learn more about ROP and career technical education. Thank you to Nichole Pichardo, BOUSD Communications Specialist for coordinating the project! Watch below:

Residential & Commercial Construction Pathway

Design, Visual, and Media Arts: Graphic Design Pathway

Patient Care Pathway

Design, Visual, and Media Arts: Visual/Commercial Art Pathway

La Habra State of the Community 2018


Food Service and Hospitality Pathway students at La Habra High School catered the La Habra State of the Community Address luncheon hosted by the La Habra Chamber of Commerce. The sold-out event had over 200 attendees and included a presentation by La Habra Mayor Tim Shaw.

Career Week at Brookhurst Junior High School

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savannaBJHS culinary

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Students at Savanna High School visited Brookhurst Junior High School to demonstrate what career technical education is all about through hands-on, interactive presentations. North Orange County ROP offers four pathways at Savanna High School (pictured clockwise starting from top left): Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair; Food Service and Hospitality, Residential and Commercial Construction, and Patient Care.

Placentia-Yorba Linda High School Art Competition




Design, Visual, and Media Arts Pathway students at El Camino High School participated in the annual Placentia-Yorba Linda High School Art Competition held by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Art Association. The following students received awards for their work:
Sydney Ogden (left) - People's Choice Award and Honorable Mention
Luis Sanudo - Honorable Mention
Naomi Moreno - 3rd Place
Manuel Avina (right) - 1st & 2nd place with 2 entries

Board of Trustees

Anna Piercy, President
Anaheim Union High School District

Meg Cutuli, Vice President/Clerk
Los Alamitos Unified School District

Marilyn Buchi, Member
Fullerton Joint Union High School Distrit

Karin Freeman, Member
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Bill R. Hall, Member
Brea Olinda Unified School District

Robert Hathaway, Member
Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Member
Anaheim Union High School District