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Jody Ordoñez

Vista Unified School District
Vista High School
Jody Ordoñez is a founding member of the Vista High School Personal Learning Academy. Her primary purpose as an educator is to inspire learners to meet their full potential. She has over 20 years of experience in education, working primarily with at-risk students and underserved populations. She is an expert in differentiated and English Language Development instruction. She is well-versed in project-based and personal learning and believes that learner engagement and success are achieved through increased student agency, voice and choice. As an instructor in the Personal Learning Academy at Vista High School, Ms. Ordoñez has partnered with a cross-curricular team of dynamic teachers to develop a pilot program that integrates interdisciplinary, personalized, project-based learning. She was a member of the team that helped to secure the XQ Super School award for Vista High School. In her previous district, Ms. Ordoñez served as an English Language Development Academic Coach to support content area teachers to more effectively address the needs of underperforming students. Ms. Ordoñez has consistently sought to engage in innovative solutions to deepen student learning and inspire critical thinking. Ms. Ordoñez is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. She holds single-subject teaching credentials in English, Spanish, a Multiple Subject Credential, and a Bilingual Crosscultural Language in Academic Development Certificate (BCLAD). She is a fellow of the California State University, San Marcos Writing Project and a certified Computer Using Educator (CUE). Ms. Ordoñez also served honorably in the United States Army as a legal specialist and military court reporter.