• Office of College Career and Life Readiness

     The Office of College, Career, and Life Readiness (OCCLR) provides all members of our educational community with research-based professional learning opportunities, collaboration and networking, quality resources, and access to highly skilled professionals in support of school system efforts to ensure the highest levels of quality education is accessible for all students. Our mission is to promote and achieve educational excellence by providing quality services that lead to enhanced levels of student success.

    Five projects are currently operated out of the Office of CCLR and other services are delivered through the Center for Excellence in College and Career Readiness (CECCR) and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.  For more information about our Office offerings, click the links below.

    Our Priorities:

    • District, School, and Educator Improvement
    • Supports that prepare students for success in life
    • Rigorous, engaging, and intentional instruction
    • Transformation
    • High Quality Professional Learning Opportunities
    • Student, Parent, and Community Support
    • Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success

     Our College and Career Support Services:

    • Consultation and training for state initiatives and changes in standards and college/career readiness opportunities
    • Workshops/Conferences on research-based, effective strategies for teachers and students
    • On-site training and consultation for School Districts and Charter School Systems

    The Region One ESC Office of College, Career, and Life Readiness is committed to making a difference in the quality of education and learning for all students through excellence in research-based professional development and technical assistance aimed at improving college and career readiness for all through a comprehensive and collaborative system of support.

    At Region One ESC, we are dedicated to fulfilling the educational requirements of every student and equipping them to tackle future challenges. To achieve our objectives, fostering robust collaborations with families, businesses, and community organizations is crucial, and we rely on your assistance. Select the button below to complete the interest form so that we may connect you to our team. We thank you in advance for your interest in being a Partner in Education for Region One ESC and the communities we serve.

     Learn More About the: 

    Center for College & Career Readiness

    (Click logo to connect with Center for Excellence webpage.)

  • Melissa Lopez, Administrator
    Office line (956) 984-6046
    Fax line (956) 984-7645
    Dr. Eliza Alvarado, Director
    Pathways Aligned to Health Science Project
    Office (956) 984-6220
    Ricardo Lee Lopez Jr., Director
    GEAR UP: College Now - Career Connected
    Office (956) 984-6110
    Kristopher McKinney, Director
    GEAR UP: Pathways to the Future
    Office (956) 984-6128
    Nicole Saenz, Director
    GEAR UP: College Ready, Career Set
    Office (956) 984-6112
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