An archive of messages from Superintendent Hansen is available at https://www.smore.com/u/ousdcommunications

 

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Mental Health Awareness Month - May 17, 2022

The latest message from Dr. Hansen, including wellness resources in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month is available at https://www.smore.com/975u0

El último mensaje del Dr. Hansen, que incluye recursos de bienestar en reconocimiento del Mes de Concientización Sobre la Salud Mental, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/7nm9r

Great news about school and community events, and staff highlights - May 13, 2022

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen is now available at https://www.smore.com/63cun.

Content includes:

  • Orange May Parade
  • May’s EDGE Employee of the Month: Peyton Hickman
  • ACSA Employee of the Year: Tracy Knibb
  • California Day of the Teacher
  • School Nurse Day
  • School Lunch Heroes
  • Orange Unified’s Transportation Department Hosts EPA Workshop
  • Jordan Academy Community Walk
  • OUPSF Graduation Banner Fundraiser
  • Portola Preparatory Academy Now Enrolling
  • CARES Child Care Registration
  • Spring-A-Palooza at Santiago Canyon College
  • Career Fair
  • Employee of the Year Celebration

 

 El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen está disponible en https://www.smore.com/8nhmg.

Los contenidos incluyen:

  • Desfile de mayo de Orange
  • Empleado del Mes “TÚ TIENES LA VENTAJA” de mayo: Peyton Hickman
  • Empleado del Año ACSA: Tracy Knibb
  • Día del Maestro de California
  • Héroes Del Almuerzo Escolar
  • Día De La Enfermera Escolar
  • Caminata comunitaria de la Academia Jordan
  • OUPSF Recaudación de fondos de Pancartas de Graduación
  • Academia Preparatoria Portola Ahora está Inscribiendo
  • Registro de cuidado infantil CARES
  • Spring-A-Palooza en el Colegio Santiago Canyon
  • Feria de Trabajo
  • Celebración del Empleado del Año

Staff recognitions, school celebrations, and announcements of our latest award-winning schools - April 29, 2022

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including staff recognitions, school celebrations and announcements of our newest award-winning schools, is now available at https://www.smore.com/qzjw1h.

 

La última mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo reconocimientos del personal, celebraciones escolares y anuncios de nuestras nuevas escuelas galardonadas, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/6s1a9.

Update from CDPH, a Thank You to our Volunteers, and Student/Staff Recognitions - April 15, 2022

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including information about yesterday’s update from CDPH, a thank you to our volunteers, and a few of the recognitions shared at last night’s board meeting, is now available at https://www.smore.com/ap1uj.

 

La última mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluida información sobre la actualización de ayer de CDPH, un agradecimiento a nuestros voluntarios y algunos de los reconocimientos compartidos en la reunión de la junta de anoche , está disponible en https://www.smore.com/35nha.

Highlights from School and District Events - March 25, 2022

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including highlights from school and district events, is now available at https://www.smore.com/72zx4

La última mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo aspectos destacados de eventos escolares y del distrito, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/pmyhd

 

Celebrating Our Community "Principal For A Day" Event and National Merit Scholar Finalists - March 11, 2022

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including upcoming events, our community “Principal for a Day” event, and our National Merit Scholar Finalists, is available at https://www.smore.com/dq6mg.

La última mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye los próximos eventos importantes, el evento "Director por un Día" de nuestra comunidad y nuestros finalistas de National Merit Scholar, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/491d6.

 

CDPH Announces Upcoming Changes to Indoor Masking Mandate in School Settings - February 28, 2022

The latest communication from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about the upcoming changes to mask mandates in schools from the California Department of Public Health, is available at https://www.smore.com/gkcua.

La última comunicación del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre los próximos cambios de los mandatos de mascarillas en las escuelas del Departamento de Salud Pública de California, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/xdum8.

 

Updated Health and Safety Guidance from the CDPH - January 19, 2022

The latest communication from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about new guidance from the California Department of Public Health is available at https://www.smore.com/cxw350.

La última comunicación del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre la nueva
orientación del Departamento de Salud Pública de California está disponible en https://www.smore.com/0dz78.

Preparing for Our Return to School from Winter Break - January 4, 2022

The latest communication from Superintendent Hansen, wishing our families a Happy New Year, is now available at https://www.smore.com/vqpew.

La última comunicación del Superintendente Hansen, deseando a nuestras familias un feliz año nuevo, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/fzj2w.

 

Video message from Dr. Hansen wishing our families a wonderful break - November 19, 2021

The latest communication from Superintendent Hansen, which includes a video message wishing all our families a wonderful break, is now available at https://www.smore.com/f97ke.

La última comunicación del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye un mensaje en video deseando a todas nuestras familias un maravilloso Descanso, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/d1erf.

 

The latest guidance from CDPH, an update on Measure S, and a peek into some of the wonderful things happening in our schools - November 1, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including information about the latest guidance from CDPH, an update on Measure S, and a peek into some of the wonderful things happening in our schools is now available online at https://smore.com/2e94g

El mensaje más reciente del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre la guía más reciente del CDPH, una actualización de la Medida S y un vistazo a algunas de las cosas maravillosas que suceden en nuestras escuelas, ahora está disponible en línea en https://www.smore.com/3nhd0

Governor Newsom's Vaccine Mandate and Celebrating Various Activities in our Schools - October 21, 2021

This week’s message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about Governor Newsom’s vaccine mandate and celebrates various activities occurring in our schools, is now available at https://www.smore.com/q2t31.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre el mandato de vacunas del gobernador Newsom y celebra varias actividades que ocurren en nuestras escuelas, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/2qj9z.

Update on Governor Newsom's Vaccine Mandate - October 8, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on Governor Newsom's vaccine mandate and the availability of Board of Education Meeting recordings online, is now available at https://www.smore.com/s106q.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluida una actualización sobre el mandato de vacunas del gobernador Newsom y la disponibilidad de grabaciones en línea de las reuniones del Consejo de Educación, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/3jfa9.

HEPA Filter Air Purifier Procurement and Facilities Master Plan Update - October 1, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including our HEPA Filter Air Purifier Procurement video and Facilities Master Plan update, is now available at https://www.smore.com/hnd5a.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido nuestro video de adquisición de filtros HEPA y la actualización del Plan Maestro de Instalaciones, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/ebfw9.

Anaheim Hills ES Named as a National Blue Ribbon School and the 2021-22 Student School Board Members - September 24, 2021

This week’s message from Superintendent Hansen, includes Anaheim Hills ES named as a National Blue Ribbon School, 21-22 Student School Board Members, and our National Merit Scholarship Commended Students, is now available at https://www.smore.com/5xb1q.

El mensaje de esta semana de Superintendente Hansen incluye Anaheim Hills ES nombrada como Escuela Nacional de Cinta Azul, 21-22 miembros Estudiantil de la Mesa Escolar y nuestros estudiantes Elogiados de Becas de Mérito Nacional, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/s0x3p.

Community Input Regarding COVID Relief/LCAP Funding and Microsoft Office Advantage Program - September 17, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes a call for community input regarding COVID Relief/LCAP Funding, our National Merit Semifinalists, and the Microsoft Office Advantage program, is now available at https://www.smore.com/xemkg.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que que incluye una solicitud de opiniónes de la comunidad sobre la financiación de COVID Relief/LCAP, nuestros semifinalistas de mérito nacional y la programa de Microsoft 365 Advantage, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/8fbzq.

COVID Testing Opportunities for Students and the new El Modena Aquatics Center Video - September 10, 2021

This week’s message from Superintendent Hansen, including information about COVID testing for students, a video on the new El Modena Aquatics Center, and our OC Parenting Readers’ Choice Award, is now available at https://www.smore.com/zfv9e.

El mensaje de esta semana del Superintendente Hansen, incluido información sobre las pruebas de COVID para estudiantes, un video sobre el nuevo Centro Acuático de El Modena y nuestro premio OC Parenting Readers ’Choice Award, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/jtky1.

Prioritizing the Safety and Well-Being of Our Students and Staff - September 3, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about our COVID-19 testing clinics, an update on Measure S, and some great news from our sites, is now available at https://www.smore.com/r4tb2.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre nuestras clínicas de pruebas de COVID-19, una actualización sobre la Medida S y algunas buenas noticias de nuestros sitios, ahora está disponible en https://www.smore.com/vp86z.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

August 17, 2021

This week’s message from Superintendent Hansen, including her 2021-2022 welcome video, information about the new school year, and a link to the 2021-2022 Safety & Health-Driven Plan, is now available at https://www.smore.com/txk7b.

El mensaje de esta semana del Superintendente Hansen, incluido su video de bienvenida 2021-2022, información sobre el nuevo año escolar y un enlace al Plan Basado por La Seguridad y La Salud 2021-2022, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/0px3t.

July 30, 2021

This week’s message from Superintendent Hansen, including our 2021-2022 Safety & Health-Driven Plan, information about free meals for all students, and the Class of 2021 Graduation Survey, is now available at https://www.smore.com/yr61v.

El mensaje de esta semana del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye nuestro 2021-2022 Plan Basado por la Seguridad y la Salud, información sobre comidas gratis para todos los estudiantes y la Encuesta de Graduación de la Clase de 2021, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/y0w1k.

July 16, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on guidance from  CDPH and information about enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, is now available at https://www.smore.com/emu91

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen incluido la Actualización de la guía de CDPH y información sobre la inscripción para el año escolar 2021-2022, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/kxrv7

Summer 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including news about our successful OPEB Bond Sale and its savings for OUSD, review of proposed TK-12 instructional materials, and link to take our communications survey, is now available at https://www.smore.com/zb0p8

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen incluido noticias sobre nuestra exitosa Venta de Bonos OPEB y sus ahorros para OUSD, revisión de materiales instructivos propuestos para TK-12 y el enlace para tomar nuestra encuesta de comunicaciones, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/g2xzf.

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Orange USD Trustees Appoint Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools

Orange, CA – December 8, 2017 -Orange, CA – The Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. as the new Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Hansen has a rich history with Orange having served as both Deputy and Assistant Superintendent, as well as being the current Interim Superintendent for Orange USD.

Input for the new Superintendent included sessions with all stakeholder groups - administrators, staff, community groups, parents and key city and business partners. Forums were held with the constituents and an online survey was available on the District website.  Utilizing the feedback from the community, Leadership Associates, a premier executive search firm, advertised and conducted an extensive nationwide search for the position.  

The Board of Education worked with Leadership Associates Consultants Dr. Kent Bechler, Dr. Dennis Smith and Dr. Mark Ecker, to conduct the Superintendent Search and develop the candidate profile. The recruitment resulted in 36 candidate requests.  This week the Board of Trustees reviewed the 23 completed applications

The Board of Education realized that they did not need to look far to find their new Superintendent, and appointed Dr. Hansen at their regular meeting on December 7. Based on the stakeholder feedback and leadership profile, it was decided she was the best fit for Orange Unified School District.  Dr. Hansen was selected from an incredibly talented group of candidates. 

Newly Elected Board President, Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges stated, ”Dr. Hansen’s leadership and commitment is tried and true. Over the past several months as the Interim Superintendent she has led the district through the opening of schools, developed a collaborative team, supported the implementation of the Facilities Bond, managed the crisis of the Canyon 2 Fire with school closures and evacuations and consistently kept the focus on student learning.  

Her past leadership as the Deputy Superintendent has resulted in the attainment of 24 California Gold Ribbon School Awards, expansion of 13 Career Technical Education pathways, innovative STEAM programs and collaborative relationships with teachers and staff resulting in numerous awards for Orange USD Schools. I look forward to working with her to promote our schools with top quality education preparing students for university, technical trades and well paid careers in the 21st Century.”

Former Board President, Rick Ledesma said, “With a proven track record of success, Dr. Hansen is an incredible asset to the District as we head into the future. She has been recognized for her excellent communication skills, ethical leadership and ability to think outside the box. As an innovator, she established the first Mandarin Immersion School in Orange County resulting in increased enrollment. 

Recently, her leadership team delivered a positive audit report to continue the stellar OUSD fiscal reputation. Dr. Hansen is a highly regarded visionary who will take OUSD to the next level. She is dedicated to the Orange community, committed long-term, and the Board of Education has great confidence in her abilities”

Dr. Hansen said, “It is a distinct honor to be selected by the OUSD Trustees as the new Superintendent.  I am excited to get to work with our team to accelerate student achievement, develop innovative opportunities for learning, and guide the implementation of the Facilities Bond.  I look forward to collaborating with our teachers, staff, students and parents to elevate the district to the next level of success”

Dr. Hansen earned her Masters and Doctorate Degree from the University of Southern California and two bachelors degrees from Tulane University.  She has been an elementary and high school teacher, mentor teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, university professor and associate, deputy and interim Superintendent.

Orange Unified School District Mission Statement

The Orange Unified School District, being committed to planning for continual improvement, will offer a learning environment of excellence, with high expectations, to provide each student with the opportunity to be able to compete in the global economy.

Top Ten Core Values

THIS WE BELIEVE ABOVE ALL ELSE …

  1. That all students will learn.
  2. That all available resources will be utilized to ensure student success.
  3. That everyone needs to model servant leadership.
  4. That creating a shared vision will empower others.
  5. That communicating our shared vision requires honesty and consistency.
  6. That all people should be treated with respect and dignity.
  7. That we demonstrate trustworthiness by all we say and do.
  8. That we need to listen empathically and respectfully to understand the message beyond the words.
  9. That everyone is our customer and, therefore, we will always follow-up and follow-through.
  10. That what’s best for our students comes first and foremost.