Press Releases

Generations of Successful OCPS Graduates - The Rivers Family

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Johnny Rivers - “I was excited to be an entrepreneur with a world of opportunities through the worldwide business relationships that I developed over the years. Darden offered me a position with them, but instead I made them a proposal to consult with them. Together we developed the Bahama Breeze concept.” Djuan Rivers added, “I attended West Orange High School. Working in the clubs gave me confidence by allowing me to take on leadership roles.” Dwain Rivers, Djuan’s twin brother, not only attended OCPS schools; he was also an OCPS employee and a parent of an OCPS student. more…

Dan Murwin, Operations Director at A Gift For Teaching

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Category: Press Releases
Summary: "What stands out most about my time at OCPS is the impact that individuals had on my life by simply taking an interest in me at a critical point in my life. My PE teacher, my coach, my counselor, and other people along the way helped steer me in the right direction when I was at a fork in the road. They made all the difference." more…

Making a Difference in Our Community

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Category: Press Releases
Summary: A sense of Community has long been at the heart of Orange County Public Schools. Together we care for our teachers, our students and our neighbors. As our OCPS Alumni build their careers and grow their families, many continue to proudly uphold that commitment to community. more…

Leah Shepherd, Chief Operating Officer of onePULSE Foundation

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Our inaugural story highlights Leah Shepherd, Chief Operating Officer of onePULSE Foundation and Boone High School Class of 1984. Leah Shepherd serves as Chief Operating Officer of onePULSE Foundation. In this role she oversees the foundation’s day-to-day operations, strategic business plan, major donor relationships, and a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to design and build a national memorial and museum commemorating the PULSE tragedy. Prior to this role, Shepherd served as Vice President of Philanthropy for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and her early career includes extensive sports marketing experience with management roles at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Orlando Magic. Leah sat down with us to discuss her time as an OCPS student and how her experiences shaped the community-minded person she is today. more…

Amscot "Just a Dollar Campaign"

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Beginning Friday, August 1, and continuing throughout the month of August, Amscot Financial associates will ask each customer if they would like to voluntarily contribute a dollar to their local education foundation. Since beginning in 2006, the Foundation for OCPS has received $134,000 from this campaign to benefit teachers and students. more…



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