Press Release

Orange Unified School District Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Orange, CA – September 6, 2017 – Orange Unified would like to congratulate Carole Shelby of El Modena High School as a recipient of the 2017 Yale Educator Award. The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from all over the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Carole is 1 of 58 teachers who were selected to receive the award this year. The 411 nominees of the award, consisting of both teachers and counselors, came from 42 states and 24 countries. Nominations for this award come from matriculating students and are designated by Yale admissions officers after individual review.

The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like these recipients of the 2017 Yale Educator award, who shape their students long before they attend Yale.

Congratulations, Mrs. Shelby! The District is very proud of your ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting our students.



The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.