Chancellor Velez's Welcome Message (2022-23)
OPA Champions and Families,
My name is Kerry Velez and I am the Chancellor of Oxford Preparatory Academy- South Orange County. It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year. I look forward to meeting you and continuing the tradition of excellence that OPA-SOC is known for.
At Oxford Preparatory Academy, we are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued. At OPA we cultivate learners who are effective collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers with strong character who will make a positive impact in our school and community.
I am so proud to work with such an incredibly talented staff who challenge students to higher levels of thinking and learning. We truly believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals. Our goal is to prepare your child to be able to compete in a competitive world academically and social-emotionally. At OPA, we pride ourselves in educating the whole child and preparing our students to leave our school ready to handle all academic rigors in their education.
On a personal note, the 2022-2023 school year will mark my eleventh year with Oxford Preparatory Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies along with my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Long Beach. I also have my Masters of Arts in Educational Administration along with my Administrative Services Credential. I started my career as an elementary teacher and then moved into administration where I was Dean at OPA-SOC for the past four years. I am now humbled and honored to be your Chancellor.
Thank you for entrusting OPA-SOC with your children everyday. It is an honor and responsibility we do not take lightly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you. I look forward to an exciting and memorable school year!