Kathy Boyd

Kathy Boyd

Coordinator CTE/STEM/CAREER PATHWAYS


Orange Unified School District

Education

High School
La Quinta High School
Bachelor
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Concordia University-Irvine
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Chapman University

Career

Coordinator CTE/STEM/CAREER PATHWAYS

I hire CTE teachers and create 21st elective classes for schools in my district.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Business
Being Creative

Day to Day

A typical "great day" provides me the opportunity to present the concepts of CTE/STEM & Career Pathways to teachers, students, parents and business partners. When I get to explain how these elective classes benefit a middle school or high school student and I can see their understanding increase, it makes it all worth it.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Superb listening skills and out-of-the-box thinking are essential as you are communicating all day with tons of different people. Also, someone must bring a growth mindset and positive attitude to combat a fair amount of negativity.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Start talking with your school counselor and/or looking into all the assessment options related to understanding yourself and your interests. The match of your interests, abilities and aptitudes is where you will find some interesting opportunities. Once you've identified some type of career interest, seek out classes that you can take related to them. Whether those classes are in your school or in a local community college.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
graduate
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services