Orland Unified School District

Suzi Kochems, Board President

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Elected: 2016
Term of Office expires: 2020

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.


Michelle Allen, Board Clerk

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Elected: 2014
Term of Office Expires: 2022
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It is my honor to be apart of the Orland Unified School District. I look forward to serving the community and the youth of OUSD. My family and I moved to Orland in 2012 to work in our family business.  Since moving to Orland I have been active in the community helping in multiple youth programs. My husband and I have 3 daughters, one graduated OHS and is attending Butte College and my other two attend CK Price.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
W.B. Yeats

Shannan Ovard, Member

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Elected: 2018
Term of Office Expires: 2022
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Jeff Aguiar, Member

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 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. 

Ed Changus, Member

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Elected: 2016
Term of Office Expires: 2020
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