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

April 9, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including plans for graduation, CARES child care summer & fall program enrollment, and other news, is now available at https://www.smore.com/empa9.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido los planes para la graduación, la inscripción al programa de verano y otoño de cuidado infantil CARES y otras noticias, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/yzrpg.

 

March 26, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including school highlights, OC Register “Artist of the Year” nominees, and our Community Volunteer Celebration video, is now available at https://www.smore.com/ctrzg.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido foco en las escuelas, los nominados del “Artista del Año” de OC Register y nuestro video de Celebración de Voluntarios de la Comunidad, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/tvhuz.

 

March 19, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on school athletics, school highlights, and district employment opportunities, is now available at https://www.smore.com/4hyax.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido una actualización sobre los deportes escolares, foco en las escuelas y oportunidades de empleo en el distrito, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/p86my.

 

March 12, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including information about graduation, the upcoming school year, and our 2021 Employees of the Year, is now available at https://www.smore.com/6afb4.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre la graduación, el próximo año escolar y nuestros Empleados del Año 2021, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/j8vy6.

 

March 5, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including highlights from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s special visit for Read Across America Day and our district-wide “Principal of the Day" event, is now available at https://www.smore.com/cb8ju.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido la visita especial del Superintendente Estatal Tony Thurmond para el Día de la Lectura de América y nuestro evento "Director del Día" en todo el distrito, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/afvt9.

 

February 26, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on school athletics, school highlights, and district employment opportunities, is now available at https://www.smore.com/neram.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido una actualización sobre los deportes escolares, foco en las escuelas y oportunidades de empleo en el distrito, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/sqbxd.

 

February 19, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on facilities projects, COVID-19 testing for middle school students, and our 2021 National Merit Finalists, is now available at https://www.smore.com/0fr5e

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido una actualización sobre los proyectos de las instalaciones, las pruebas COVID-19 para estudiantes de secundaria y nuestros finalistas del Mérito Nacional de 2021, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/jxh2q

February 11, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including the Every Student Succeeding Award winner, our Employee of the Month, and link to our 100th Day of School Gallery, is now available at https://www.smore.com/f05dy

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluido el ganador del premio Every Student Succeeding Award, nuestro Empleado del mes, y el enlace a nuestra Galería de los 100 días de clases, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/mtqbw

February 5, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including information about joining our Equity Task Force, an update on voluntary COVID-19 testing for 9-12 grade students, and a "Thank You" to our school counselors, is now available at https://www.smore.com/rvx8b

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre cómo unirse al Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad, una actualización sobre las pruebas voluntarias de COVID-19 para estudiantes de grados 9-12 y un "Gracias" a nuestros consejeros escolares., está disponible en https://www.smore.com/wszef

January 29, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including news about our recent Town Hall meetings, winners of the PTA “Reflections” Art Contest, and COVID-19 updates, is now available at https://www.smore.com/eu5x9.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, con noticias sobre nuestras Reuniónes de Municipalidad recientes, los ganadores del Concurso de Arte “Reflections” del PTA y las actualizaciones de COVID-19, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/t7ph3.

January 22, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on Measure S projects, announcement of five ERP Honor Roll Schools, and COVID-19 vaccination update, is now available at https://www.smore.com/nvsdj.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye una actualización sobre los proyectos de la Medida S, el anuncio de cinco Escuelas con Lista de Honor de ERP y la actualización de la vacunación COVID-19, ahora está disponible en https://www.smore.com/x5hsc.

January 15, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including links to our Facilities Master Plan Town Hall presentations, Child Care Interest Survey, and annual LCAP Parent Survey, is now available at https://www.smore.com/fq0j6.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo enlaces para los presentaciones de los Reuniónes de Municipalidad del Plan Maestro de Instalaciones, encuesta de interés de CARES y el encuesta LCAP para padres, está disponible en https://www.smore.com/cbtq9.

January 6, 2021

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including updates on Measure S and our upcoming Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meetings, is now available at https://www.smore.com/p6u5c.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo una actualización sobre la Medida S y nuestros Reuniónes Virtual de Municipalidad del Plan Maestro de Instalaciones, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/qhbpc.

December 18, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update on Measure S and youth sports guidance, is now available at  https://www.smore.com/khu5m

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo una actualización sobre la Medida S y la dirección sobre deportes juveniles, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/pym6j

December 11, 2020

The latest message from Dr. Hansen, including information about athletics and a message from OUSD nurses, is now available at https://www.smore.com/eaq05s

El último mensaje del Dr. Hansen, que incluye información deportiva y un mensaje de las enfermeras de OUSD, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/zg82r

December 4, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including an update regarding in-person instruction and our upcoming Facilities Master Plan Town Hall meetings, is now available at https://www.smore.com/udbn2

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye una actualización de la instrucción en persona y nuestras próximas Reuniones Virtuales de Municipalidad del Plan Maestro de Instalaciones, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/s10vk 

November 18, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including our COVID-19 update and safety tips for Thanksgiving celebrations, is now available at https://www.smore.com/xmc0b

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye nuestra actualización de COVID-19 y consejos de seguridad para las celebraciones del Día de Acción de Gracias, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/na259

 

November 13, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including video highlights of both Orange High School’s new STEM Complex and the Little Theater renovation, along with a COVID-19 update, is now available at https://www.smore.com/cy9t7

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye videos del nuevo complejo STEM de Orange High School y la renovación del Little Theater, junto con una actualización de COVID-19, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/6cwk3

November 6, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including Measure S updates, report card information, and the high school Phase 2 survey, is now available at https://www.smore.com/9we5g

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo actualizaciones de Measure S, información de la tarjeta de informe, y la encuesta de la Fase 2 de la escuela secundaria, ya está disponible en https://www.smore.com/emyw8

Celebrating Fred Kelly Stadium’s Virtual Grand Opening and Orange High School’s Measure S STEM Complex!

We are excited to celebrate Fred Kelly Stadium’s Virtual Grand Opening and Orange High School’s Measure S STEM Complex! Read more about these wonderful milestones in the latest message from Superintendent Hansen at https://www.smore.com/g5f4y

¡Estamos emocionados de celebrar la Gran Inauguración Virtual del Estadio Fred Kelly y el Complejo STEM de Orange High School de la Medida S! Lea más sobre estos maravillosos hitos en el último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen en https://www.smore.com/61msy.

High Schools Begin Phase 2 On-Campus Learning and the iLead Program Wins a Golden Bell Award

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about the transition to on-campus learning at our high schools, can be found online at https://www.smore.com/fd8pt

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre la transición al aprendizaje en en nuestras escuelas preparatorias se puede encontrar en línea en https://www.smore.com/dspjx

Secondary Schools Transition to Phase 2 and COVID-19 Dashboard Launched

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about our new COVID-19 Dashboard, can be found online at https://www.smore.com/t6xnf

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que incluye información sobre el nuevo Tablero de Información COVID-19 se puede encontrar en línea en https://www.smore.com/87kb0

Our Return to On-Campus Learning and PTA Reflections Art Program

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which highlights this week’s return to on-campus learning and has information about PTA’s Reflections Art Program, can be found online at https://www.smore.com/zxt09

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, que destaca el regreso de esta semana al aprendizaje en el campus y tiene información sobre el Programa de Arte Reflections de la PTA, se puede encontrar en línea en https://www.smore.com/d8nw0

Plans and Dates for Phase 2 On-Campus Instruction | Planes y Fechas La Fase 2 Instrucción en Escuela

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes plans and dates for Phase 2 on-campus instruction, can be found in her newsletter at https://www.smore.com/fp70n

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo planes y fechas para la instrucción en escuela para Fase 2, se encuenta en su boletín en https://www.smore.com/wt3my

An Update on Transitioning to Phase 2 | Actualización Sobre la Transición a la Fase 2

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes an update on transitioning to Phase 2, can be found in her newsletter at https://www.smore.com/ephzr

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo actualizaciónes del transición a la Fase 2, se encuenta en su boletín en https://www.smore.com/ursdq

COVID-19 Watch List Update | Actualización de la Lista de Vigilancia de COVID-19​​​​​​​

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about the COVID-19 Watch List Update, can be found in her newsletter at https://www.smore.com/ktpuv.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo información sobre el Actualización de la Lista de Vigilancia de COVID-19, se encuenta en su boletín en https://www.smore.com/7sx9w.

Welcome to the New School Year! | ¡Bienvenidos al Nuevo Año Escolar!

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, which includes information about the start of our 2020-2021 school year can be found in her newsletter at https://www.smore.com/fhds2.

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluyendo información sobre el inicio de nuestro año escolar 2020-2021 se encuenta en su boletín en https://www.smore.com/y1uax.

Important Message to the Community Regarding the 2020-2021 School Year | Mensaje Importante a la Comunidad Sobre el Año Escolar 2020-2021

The OUSD Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve the 2020-2021 OUSD Re-imagining Schools/Health & Safety-Driven Reopening Plan at their regular meeting on July 23. The plan prepares us to pivot between 100% distance learning, blended (elementary only), and full-day on-campus instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, as public health guidelines permit and in accordance with all mandated public health and safety protocols. More information, including an instructional model commitment form for families, is online in the latest message from Superintendent Hansen: https://www.smore.com/w79hx.

 

El Consejo Directivo de Educación de OUSD votó 7-0 para aprobar el 2020-2021 OUSD Plan de Reapertura de las Escuelas / Reestructuración Guiado por la Salud y la Seguridad en su junta regular el 23 de julio. El plan nos prepara para pivotar entre el 100% de la educación a distancia y instrucción de día completo en la escuela para el año escolar 2020-2021, según lo permitan las pautas de salud pública y de acuerdo con todos los protocolos obligatorios de salud pública y seguridad. En el último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen se encuentra en línea más información, incluido un formulario de compromiso de modelo de instrucción para familias: https://www.smore.com/np9kw.

Plans to Reopen Schools in the Fall: July 10, 2020

The latest message from Superintendent Hansen, including plans to reopen schools in fall, can be found in her  newsletter at https://www.smore.com/36dnt

El último mensaje del Superintendente Hansen, incluida la planificación de reabrir escuelas en otoño,se puede encontrar en su boletín en https://www.smore.com/3xu4v

 

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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.