Congratulations OVSD Employees!
Huntington Beach, CA-Last night we celebrated milestones for our cherished OVSD employees for years of service and final retirements. All were represented including teachers, staff, and administrators. We are saying goodbye to two gentleman that I had the honor to hire during my time on the board in the last 9 years. We say goodbye to Assistant Superintendent Felix Avila, the “last man standing” after our abestos issues in 2014, and who took us up on our offer to serve as Interim Superintendent when we were without a leader for a short while. He was named the CA Superintendent of the year recently and he truly bridged the gap with our labor groups, healing old wounds and creating new partnerships. He will be sorely missed by all. We also said farewell to Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michael Conroy, our CBO and leader of Administrative Services. When we hired him, we knew we had “hit the jackpot.” He was the top of the top, the highest recommended in SoCal and we were thrilled to have him work for us. He turned our ship around, and moved mountains to manage our Measure R bond projects, after helping to secure the bond via leading the campaign as a concerned citizen. He can fix anything, and made magic happen with very little. As I’ve said, he’s the best “money man” in CA. I credit him with making OVSD the safest place during the COVID pandemic. Thank you to all of our esteemed employees for all that you do, you’re indispensable, irreplaceable, and loved. Congratulations from the Board of Trustees!