Dr. Stephen Glass selected for the Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees


Congratulations, Dr. Glass, on your selection to the Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees. OUSD trustees unanimously chose Dr. Stephen Glass and Sara Pelly Thursday evening, May 2, during a special board meeting after hearing from more than a dozen applicants. Trustees pointed to both of their backgrounds in education as why they were chosen for the positions.

Glass, a resident in the district for 12 years, was selected to fill the Trustee Area 7 seat. Dr. Glass serves as a faculty member at Cal State Long Beach and has a long history in education around California. He worked as a principal at West Covina High and Compton High schools as well as an assistant principal at Buena Park High and Cerritos High schools.

Improving reading and math scores, especially across lower grade levels, is where OUSD most needs to improve, Glass said.

“These subjects are critical foundations for academic success,” Glass said. “This includes specialized interventions and resources to support students who are multilingual learners, students with disabilities and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Trustee Kris Erickson said Glass has an “impressive background and education.”

“He has touched almost every single aspect of education that you can,” Erickson said. “If I had to write a resume for a board member, it would probably look like your resume, because he fits everything.”