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Awards and Recognitions


  • Candidate for Trustee of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education in order to continue serving the students, staff and teacher of the community.

  • Charlene has served her community as Principal, District Science/Math Coordinator, Summer Science Principal and teacher for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District from 1988-2012.

  • Charlene has previously served the community as PTA/PFO President, Newport-Mesa Citizens Oversight Committee – Measure A, American Cancer Society Daffodil Day Chairperson, Costa Mesa Child Care and Youth Services Committee Chairperson.

  • Charlene has lived in Costa Mesa since 1976. Charlene has raised 4 children who were enrolled in local public schools and they all live in Southern California. Charlene ‘s better half, Scott Cleveland is retired from ATT and currently attended Cal State Fullerton and works in The Success Center at Orange Coast College.

  • Charlene was awarded The Association of California School Administrators Orange County Elementary Principal of the Year while serving N-MUSD as principal. As principal, she helped two schools earn California Distinguished School recognition. She is also an Orange County Gold Medal School award winner, Newport-Mesa Principal of the Year and Orange County Special Education “Friend” award winner.

  • Charlene continues to serve her community and is recognized for her volunteer services and activities in the Newport-Mesa community.



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