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STEM, Humanities, and Early Learning

​​​The STEM and Humanities Unit encompasses four departments including, STEM, Humanities, Early Learning and OCDE Project GLAD® National Training Center.

Contact us for more information:

STEM & Humanities Unit
Tom Turner, Interim Executive Director
(714) 966-4364

Holly Steele, Administrator
(714) 966-4092

STEM Teams
Trish Walsh, Administrator
(714) 966-4325

As Humanities educators, we support districts and teachers by providing customized services to ensure best first instruction in literacy, language, social sciences and the arts with culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum and research-based strategies available through professional learning, coaching and networks. High quality, differentiated instruction in the Humanities prepares all students for college, career and civic life so they are able to enrich their communities and participate in our dynamic world.​

Humanities Teams

OCDE Project GLAD® National Training Center
Nicole Chavez, Ed.D., Administrator
(714) 966-4350


Early Learning Services
Dr. Elida Garcia, Administrator

Early Learning Services provides a wealth of research-based professional learning, coaching, technical assistance, and educational incentives for Orange County early learning and care programs, including public and private preschool, child care, TK, Kindergarten, and community partners serving young children.