Two OUSD Administrators Recognized as Best in Orange County by Association of California School Administrators

ORANGE, CA – February 23, 2018 – Each year, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) statewide organization recognizes outstanding performance and achievement by individual administrators.  This year Orange Unified School District is proud to announce two administrators have been recognized as administrators of the year for Orange County (Region 17): Celinna Pinelo and  Joshua Holmes.

Celinna Pinelo is being recognized as 2018 ACSA Region 17 Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year.  After joining OUSD in 2013, she currently serves as an Assistant Principal overseeing Curriculum and Instruction, CTE Program, and English Language Development at Orange High School. Celinna Pinelo influences student learning by providing a vision that creates a sense of shared purpose for staff.  As an advocate for continuous professional growth in schools, Pinelo has been an asset to Orange High, helping to provide the optimum learning opportunities for both students and teachers alike.  Additionally, she is an active member of ACSA.

 Joshua Holmes is being recognized as 2018 ACSA Region 17 Administrator of the Year,  Classified Leader Category.   He currently serves as the Network Systems Manager in the Technology and Educational Measurement Department. Holmes keenly understands that professional growth is essential personally and professionally to actively support a forward-thinking school movement. He has dedicated himself to fostering a positive environment within his team, staff and students. Fortifying the network infrastructure and curriculum applications by making them more reliable and available, while integrating a dependable technical support structure, Holmes has created a District culture that embraces technology. He is an active member of ACSA as well as the local ACSA Chapter, Leadership Team Orange.

 Orange Unified congratulates these  outstanding administrators who will be recognized at ACSA’s 28th annual Celebration of Excellence, held at the Irvine Marriott on May 7, 2018.

ACSA was established in 1971 and is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation. More information about ACSA’s programs and awards is available online at

Joshua Holmes

Joshua Holmes


Celinna Pinelo

Celinna Pinelo and Orange High School Staff


The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.