Yorba Linda High School (YLHS) teacher Jenni Messick, who serves as a Food Service and Hospitality Pathway Instructor, is the 2023 North Orange County Regional Occupational Program’s (NOCROP) Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Messick has been teaching at NOCROP for 25 years, which includes 11 years at Yorba Linda High School. Her dedication to YLHS is a testament to its amazing students, staff, and the surrounding community.
“Mrs. Messick is kind, generous, and dedicated to her job. During our school’s 10 year anniversary, her culinary students made 2,000 cupcakes for the entire student body! Mrs. Messick goes above and beyond in caring for her students and giving them hands-on learning experiences,” shared YLHS Principal Dr. Richard Dinh. “With 32 schools represented in North Orange County ROP, the ROP Teacher of the Year Award could not have gone to a more deserving person.”
North Orange County ROP is a collaborative effort in career technical education by five school districts including Anaheim Union High School District, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Los Alamitos Unified School District, and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The program, under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Terri Giamarino, offers a wide variety of career technical education coursework and career readiness training to over 16,000 students in the county.
Each year, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Teacher of the Year program provides recognition for outstanding teachers throughout the county. School districts, community colleges, and regional occupational programs such as North Orange County ROP may nominate one to three teachers depending on their organization’s size.
Alongside fellow top teachers, including those that will be announced in February in PYLUSD, Mrs. Messick will be honored for this achievement at an annual recognition banquet hosted by OCDE in the near future.
Thank you, North Orange County ROP, for bestowing this special recognition upon an educator serving students in PYLUSD. Congratulations, Mrs. Messick and YLHS!