Orland Unified School District
903 South Street, Orland Ca. 95963
Phone: 530-865-1200  •  Fax: 530-865-1202

Board of Education
Erika Fuentes, President     Michelle Allen, Board Clerk     Jeff Aguiar, Member     Ed Changus, Member     Suzi Kochems, Member
Top of PageErika Fuentes, President

Elected: 2014
Term of Office Expires: 2018

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It is with the greatest honor and esteemed privilege I represent and serve the Orland Community and Children as an Orland Unified School District Board Member. I am a graduate of the Orland School System, I have an Associate's Degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences from Butte College, and I am an Employment & Training Worker for the Glenn County HHSA. I have lived in Orland for 29 years and have four children in the Orland Unified School District.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."-Nelson Mandela

Top of PageMichelle Allen, Board Clerk

Elected: 2014
Term of Office Expires: 2018

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Top of PageJeff Aguiar, Member


Elected: 2012, 2016
Term of Office Expires: 2020
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I am a 1982 graduate of Orland High School.  My wife Tana and I have three girls,

one is attending Chico State, another is a Junior at Orland High School, and our

youngest is in the 6th grade at C.K. Price.  I live and work on my family farm out

west of Orland. I look forward to serving on the Board of Education for the people

of Orland. 

Top of PageEd Changus, Member


Elected: 2016

Term of Office Expires: 2020
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Top of PageSuzi Kochems, Member


Elected: 2016
Term of Office expires: 2020

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Suzi has been actively involved in the Orland Unified School District for the past 8 years. She has volunteered in the classroom, has served on the school site councils, has participated on the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team for the district, and has served as a contributor to parent club activities.

Suzi grew up in Orland and graduated from California State University, Chico with two Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration. As the CEO of her consulting firm, Suzi has had the honor of working with public and private entities across the state in developing and implementing programs and services for low-income populations; building capacity and strength within teams; and implementing strategic planning initiatives that improve the health and well-being of families. Suzi currently serves as administrator of three northern California homeless continuums of care, providing homeless and supportive services to eleven counties.

Suzi and her husband, Sean, have two daughters that attend school within the District.

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