For over twenty years, Johanna López has been a teacher at Colonial High School, where she has been instrumental to the success of her students inside and outside of the classroom. From working to support undocumented and recently arrived students to fighting to ensure that all parents feel welcomed and supported by our schools, Johanna has a successful record of advocating for teachers, students, parents, and staff members. Most importantly, as a single mother of four OCPS students, she understands both the obstacles and opportunities that our Orange County public schools face.
It is such unique set of experiences that have prepared Johanna to represent District 2 on the Orange County School Board, where she will continue to embody the community’s values of fairness, empowerment, and unity.
As a School Board member, she will work to:
level the playing field to ensure that all OCPS students, despite their background, have a shot at a successful future.
empower our teachers by bringing autonomy back to the classroom, increasing wages, and providing professional development opportunities.
ensure students’ safety and well-being by increasing funding for counseling services and mental health initiatives and tackling issues of bullying, violence, and discrimination in our schools.
More than a campaign, Johanna has shaped a movement for results-driven change in our local education system. In fact, her campaign is being run by current and former OCPS Students, who have been inspired by Johanna’s inspiring vision for our school District.