My name is Lorena Rubio. I am humbled and excited to be Jordan's principal. I grew up in Costa Mesa and attended schools in Newport-Mesa USD. I also attended Orange Coast College and transferred to Cal State Fullerton to complete my BA in Liberal Studies. I then received an M.A. with a BCLAD teaching credential from National University. 10 years later, I attended Concordia University and received an M.A. in Educational Administration with an admin prelim credential. I cleared my admin credential through UCI.
My journey in the education field began right out of high school as an instructional aide and activity supervisor at the elementary school I attended as a child. I taught in the Santa Ana Unified School District for 18 years. In SAUSD, I also held a position as an Assistant Principal at an elementary school for three years. Within this position, my passion grew for creating positive school culture and building relationships with staff, students and parents. Now I begin my fourth year at Jordan and it continues to be an amazing experience working with such an awesome community!
Jordan is the second elementary school in OUSD to implement a Spanish Dual Immersion Program and the first to integrate newly adopted Computer Science standards. We have been working closely with our District experts, Lego Education, and OC Stem (UCI School of Engineering) to create a Computer Science curriculum based on the CA K-12 Computer Science Standards. Integrated curriculum has been created and is tailored to this unique program. We are very excited about the opportunities we offer students!
As an educator, I continue to make every effort to ensure that each child is treated with respect and is in a safe school. I believe that it is important that families and staff members work collaboratively to help students succeed. My personal mission is to ensure that students will be well equipped to impact, influence and contribute to a global society with the freedom to explore and develop their strengths. It is not going to be the traditional year, but we will still work hard to make sure every student has a successful school year!
Jordan Scholars Can and Will Succeed!