ENDORSEMENTS

Our grassroots campaign has been endorsed by elected officials, third-party organizations, unions, teachers, staff members, community leaders, and most importantly every-day citizens who want to see positive changes within our school system. 
 
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Fill out this FORM to publicly endorse Johanna López for Orange County School Board. 
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"It is my honor to endorse Johanna López for the Orange County School Board because of her demonstrated passion for educating our children. She is a past OCPS recipient of the Teacher of the Year award and is the only political candidate whose campaign is managed by students. Her years of classroom instructional experience and multicultural approach to learning makes her uniquely qualified for the School Board."

Jerry Demings

Orange County Sheriff and Mayor-Elect

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"Johanna López has a proven record of being a relentless advocate for our kids, teachers, and parents. With nearly twenty years of success in the classroom, she understands the challenges that exist—especially amongst low income and minority youth. Her passion for education has inspired countless students to reach their full potential and has energized an entire community behind her campaign. 
We need transformational leaders like Johanna López on the Orange County School Board and she has my full support!”

Carlos Guillermo Smith

Florida State Representative (D-49)

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"I would like to congratulate you on behalf tof the Florida National Organization for Women's Political Action Committee. I am pleased to inform you of our decision to endorse your candidacy for the Orange County School Board, District 2. Your local NOW chapter has all the confidence in you that you will make a great School Board member and you come highly recommended by them."

 

Joanne Stenner

FL NOW PAC, Director

Florida National 

Organization for Women

FL NOW PAC

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"Johanna López is a lifelong educator, a single mother of four, and a fearless leader who has a record of standing up for Central Florida’s women and families. She will work to bring fairness, safety, and support for teachers and staff to Orange County Public Schools. The Ruth’s List community – now tens of thousands of members strong – is excited to support her candidacy."

 

Pamela Goodman

Ruth's List Florida, Executive Director

She's the Change

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"The Network for Public Education Action is proud to announce its endorsement of Johanna López for Orange County School Board. López is a twenty-year veteran of the classroom and the 2017 Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a school board member, López wants to continue to empower students to achieve success."

The Network for Public Education Action

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Orgs.

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"For years, I have seen Johanna leverage her experiences, knowledge, and leadership abilities for the advancement of our youth and public schools. As a lifelong educator, she understands the needs, concerns and opportunities that our students, teachers, and families face. That’s exactly why I am proud to endorse her for Orange County School Board, District 2."

Victor Torres

Florida State Senator (D-15)

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"Johanna López is a fierce champion for public education, and I'm proud to call her my friend. Her results-driven work has helped to empower hundreds of Central Florida students, teachers, and families. With Hispanic students making up 41% of OCPS, she will bring much-needed representation as the first Hispanic on the school board.  A vote for Johanna is a vote to make our schools safer, more equal, and more supportive of teachers and staff. That's why I am honored to endorse Johanna López for Orange County School Board District 2."

U.S. Representative (FL-9)

Darren Soto

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"Johanna López will work to ensure that every student, family, and teacher in our district gets real representation. She will bring unity and inclusion to our school system. That's why, as a former candidate and current substitute teacher, I am proud to endorse her for Orange County School Board, District 2."

Former Candidate for Orange County School Board, District 2

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“For the past three years, I have had the honor to see Johanna López advocating for education and the responsible intellectual development of our youth. Her efforts for our community are very noticeable and her enthusiasm to bring greater value to the educational system is second to none.” It is that selfless motivation to help, combined with her experience through years in the education field that will make her a great asset for our community on the Orange County School Board."

Republican Orlando Commissioner (D-2)

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“From serving as a teacher for over twenty years to assisting displaced families and working to increase parental involvement in our local education system, Johanna López has a proven record of being a relentless champion for our students, teachers, and families. Given her passion and first-hand understanding of our public schools, Johanna is ready to bring her student-oriented, change-driven platform of equity, support for teachers and staff, and safety into fruition from day one. It is my pleasure to endorse Johanna López in her bid to represent District 2 on the Orange County School Board.” 

Florida State Representative (D-48)

Amy Mercado

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 "Johanna is not just a well-respected, award-winning teacher, but is a tireless advocate for students and public education. She has worked to strengthen our profession and fight for quality public education for every child in Orange County, in Florida and across the nation. Johanna is a valued member of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association and has dedicated time and heart to the Puerto Rican Task Force, human and civil rights initiatives and numerous community events to promote improved working conditions for OCPS employees, and to advocate for the tools and resources needed to ensure a quality education and student success for every child."

Wendy Doromal

OCCTA, President

OCCTA

Orange County Classroom 

Teachers Association

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"With ongoing attacks on union rights and the rights of poor and working people at every level of government, our members are standing up to fight and support Johanna López as they believe she will stand alongside them and champion their issues."

 

Monica Russo

SEIU Florida, President

Service Employees International Union

SEIU FLORIDA

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“Teachers, as workers, are in a unique position where they are able to elect the bosses that they negotiate with. As such, in our current political climate where educators are under attack at all levels of government, we are proud to stand with all of the candidates for school board endorsed by the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association and we will do everything in our power to make sure they have a seat and a voice on our school board come August”

Eric Clinton

Central Florida AFL-CIO, President

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Orgs.

Democracy for America (DFA)

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Equality Florida

Wendy Doromal

OCCTA President

I am pleased to endorse Johanna Lopez in her run for the Orange County District 2 School Board seat.  Johanna is not just a well-respected, award-winning teacher, but is a tireless advocate for students and public education. She has worked to strengthen our profession and fight for quality public education for every child in Orange County, in Florida and across the nation. Johanna is a valued member of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association and has dedicated time and heart to the Puerto Rican Task Force, human and civil rights initiatives and numerous community events to promote improved working conditions for OCPS employees, and to advocate for the tools and resources needed to ensure a quality education and student success for every child.

Maria C Rodriguez

Resource Teacher

Johanna Lopez is the epitome of a passionate educator, firm advocator of our ESL students' education and rights. Through her determination, tenacity and commitment, she has reached out to touch the lives of our students and those in the community by showing them.... !SÌ SE PUEDE!

Alicia Duarte

Esol Compliance Administrator

I trust Johanna will do everything she can to support parents, students, and the entire community. 

Betzaida Rodriguez

OCPS Parent, Sergeant Major

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Marisol Gerritsen

Teacher

Johanna is a great leader whose ideas go in hand with the needs of our community, schools, and students. She has the drive and the passion to fulfill the position of School Board Member. 

Smerlin Cespedes

Teacher

I endorse Ms. Lopez because I support the causes she represents as a woman, teacher, and activist in our community. She has the core values and motifs that are necessary and needed.

Abdel Hassan

Teacher

Johanna is an honest and hard-working teacher dedicated to the success of our students and teachers. She will be a great member of the OCPS School Board.

Marisol Cobo

Parent

Johanna's commitment to our community will be an important asset for her success on the School Board. She will fight for all students. 

Virginia Brown

Founder, Helping Hands / Mental Health Counselor

Johanna has an incredible record of helping OCPS students succeed. She is passionate and cares about the students I serve. That's why I am endorsing her. 

Juan Saldarriaga

High School Soccer Coach, OCPS Parent

As a School Board member, Johanna will continue to fight for all students. We need her kind of leadership on the Board. 

Maria Anglada

Teacher

We need a teacher where decisions that affect teachers are taken.

Angel Cepeda

District 2 Resident

Johanna posee mejor historial educativo, tiene ideas nuevas e innovadoras para transformar el sistema y hacer cambios significativos en pro de la educación para que los estudiantes sean beneficiados.

Otilia Cenedese

Co-Founder, Ponte en sus Zapatos

Norma Iris Lopez

District 2 Resident

I like Johanna's commitment to our community, and what she is going to do for our students their lives, and progress. We need Johanna on our school board. She is the best option.

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Liza Camacho Szeto

Teacher

I admire Johanna's participation and encouragement of our youth. She is a highly engaged educator and professional. The school board needs Latino representation and an educator's perspective.

Tehani Oms

Teacher

Johanna Lopez is an exemplary teacher with 20 years of experience. She has worked for students, administrators and parents to improve the quality of our students as well as the community with Colonial High school. She has an impeccable record with the scores of the Advance Placement students and has brought many students to a higher level of excellence. We need her in our school board to promote and encourage the teacher’s agenda in order to better the standards not only the students but also the teachers in Orange County Public Schools.

Osvaldo Quezada

Teacher, Orchestra Director

Johanna Lopez is an exemplary Educator ready to help make advancements as a school board member for the benefit of the students and OCPS employees. 

Daniela de la Terga

Administrative Assistant

Johanna Lopez is an excellent professional who will work to make OCPS better for all parents, students, and staff members. 

Marianne Baez

Teacher

Johanna has a great record of working to empower teachers and students. She is exactly who we need on the School Board. 

Arantsa Segura

Paraprofessional and OCPS Alumn

Ms. Lopez was my high school teacher, where I saw her commitment to every student. I am sure she is going to make great changes in favor of all of our students. 

Priscilla Velasquez

U.S. Navy Veteran, Social Worker

I believe in Johanna's ability to bring about positive change to our local school system. 

Maria Esther Martinez

Co-Founder, Ponte en sus Zapatos

Johanna's best quality is her ability to listen to people, which is key to being a successful School Board member.

Marta Fajardo

District 2 Resident

I have known Johanna for years, and I know she has the capacity to do very well as a School Board member. 

Maria Cubero

Teacher

Johanna is a hard-working teacher, who fights for all of her students! 

Janera Echevarria

Founder, A Great Life Services Inc.

Excellent professional, human being. Outstanding!!

Jacqueline Pavajeau

Teacher