Community Partners

EDGE Community Partnership Recognition


Community Partner Award  - Orange Elks Lodge and Orange Emblem Club

Congratulations to the Orange Eks Lodge #1475 and Orange Emblem Club #418, recipients of the Community Partnership Award.  

Once a quarter, a Community Partner will be recognized by the Board of Education. The OUSD Community Partnership Recognition is here to honor the valuable partnerships that exist between community organizations and the District. 

As described in the District Strategic Plan, under focus area 2.0 Dedicated and Engaged Communication, the District seeks to, “Build and maintain strong educational, university, business, and community partnerships to cultivate deep-rooted connections with stakeholders.” 

Organizations are recognized based on their contributions in assisting the District in advancing one or more of the following Strategic Initiatives:


1.0  Focus Area: Excellence in Academics and Leadership
2.0  Focus Area: Dedicated and Engaged Communication
3.0  Focus Area: Genuine Wellness and Safety
4.0  Focus Area: Efficient Utilization of Fiscal Capital

Thank you to the Orange Elks Lodge and Orange Emblem Club for your commitment to our students and community!

Past Partnership Award Recipients

Thank you to our EDGE Community Partners for your contributions to our students!

  • CARE Ambulance
  • Chapman University
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Rotary Clubs
    • Anaheim Hills
    • Orange North
    • Orange Plaza
    • Orange
    • Villa Park
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
  • Assistance League of Orange
  • OC Grip


2022 Principal for a Day

Thank you to our community members who served as Principals for a Day at our sites!

Robert Akscyn - Retired computer scientist/Chapman University

Andrea Yamasaki, President, OUSD Board of Trustees

Danny Green, Mechatronics/Robotics NASA test engineer

Kim Le, Pacific Conservatory Music Academy

Gil Hernandez, Police Commander for Santa Ana PD

City of Orange Mayor Mark Murphy and Miss City of Orange Victoria Johnson

City of Orange Mayor Mark Murphy and Miss City of Orange Victoria Johnson

Stefanie Cevallos, Nohl Canyon Elementary School NCSA President

Dr. Terri Iler, CHOC Mental Health Education Program

Allan Aguinaga, Corporate Executive Chef at Rodrigo's Mexican Grill

Ed Andrade, retired law enforcement and Teresa Andrade, retired McPherson STEM teacher.

Donna Czekalski, RWB Party Props

WorkAbility Partners

Thank you to our valued community partners who support our adult transition program and/or 50-hour internships with WorkAbility!

99cent Store Ace Hardware Arthurs Chapman University
CVS Dollar Tree Haven JoAnn's
Lazy Dog Marie Calendars Marshalls Morenos
Orange Library Pancake House Pet Co. Rodrigo's
The Collection by Casa Teresa TJ Maxx Tulsa Rib Co. Tutto Fresco