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Carmen Ortiz

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Carmen Ortiz
Interim Program Director
Department: Children Center
phone 510.723.7483
I graduated from Chabot-Las Positas Community College District with an AA, then Pacific Oaks College with a BA and MA. I began my career at Chabot College Early Childhood Development Lab school as a student assistant in August 2000. With a strong dedication to understanding my children and serving the children and families enrolled in the program, I continued my education and advanced in positions within the district for nearly twenty-two years. My passion for early childhood has led me to my current position as Interim Director Early Childhood Development Lab School. It’s an absolute honor to return to where it all began. During my free time, I enjoy eating meals, taking hikes, walking the beach, playing disc golf, or sitting around a bonfire with my children. One of my favorite pastimes is thrifting. I’m a lucky mom because my children also love to spend the day looking through lost treasures. We are known to meet up early morning for coffee and a day of thrift store hopping.