OPA Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Henry as the New CAO

OPA welcomes Dr. Stephanie Henry, Ed.D. as the new Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Henry was confirmed at the April 30, 2021 Board of Directors meeting as the new CAO of OPA. She will be starting in this new role on May 24, 2021. 

Dr. Stephanie Henry has over 26 years of experience as an educator at all school levels. She is currently the Director of Assessment and Evaluation at Anaheim Union High School District where she has overseen a variety of different programs, including MTSS, assessment, LCAP stakeholder groups, and is the point person for many district initiatives. Dr. Henry has served as a middle school principal in Ocean View School District, where she also led the district’s professional development efforts to implement the common core state standards, while running one of the most successful schools in the district. We are very excited to have her join the OPA team. Through the interview process, Dr. Henry stood out among a very qualified pool of applicants, both during the panel interviews as well as her final interview. She has a passion for improving academic achievement and implementing innovative programs to meet the diverse needs of all students. With her extensive educational background, she will be an integral part of our plans to move OPA to the next level of excellence. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Henry to OPA.