Richard J. Lopez M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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EDUCATION:

  • M.S., Educational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.S., Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Human Development, Hope International University

CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Tier II Administration Credential
  • Tier I Administration Credential
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Counseling

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Child Welfare & Attendance Supervisor: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, 1996 - 2003
  • Counselor: El Dorado High School, 2003 - 2003
  • Youth Pastor: Calvary Church of Placentia, 2002 – 2006
  • Valencia High School Assistant Principal, 2006-2014
  • Valencia High School Principal, 2014-2016
  • Assistant Principal: Valencia High School, 2006 - Present
  • PYLUSD Director of Personnel, 2016- Present

COURSES:

  • Adolescent Development
  • Child Development

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • El Dorado High School Staff Member of the Year - 2002
  • Valencia High School Staff Member of the Year - 2007
  • Valencia High School Staff Member of the year - 2015
  • Placentia Linda Unified Managers (Plum) Member, 1996-Present
  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Member, 2015-Present

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Strategies for effective support of at-risk youth
  • Program development in high schools
  • Shaping culture of organizations
  • Professional Learning Communities

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Traveling, camping, golf, and boating.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  Abraham Lincoln