Executive Dir at OCCTAC

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OCCTAC,  Founder & Executive Director
Chapman University, Part-time faculty
School of Education
Ana Jimenez, Ph.D

Ana Jimenez is the founder and executive director of the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, a community based organization in Santa Ana dedicated to empowering at-risk youth and children with disabilities through arts, literary and therapeutic programs

Ana has a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Special Education from the University of Southern California Her passion is to “use the creative arts as a therapeutic intervention to heal children and youth with disabilities, empower at-risk youth through literacy and leadership development and research educational methods that will empower the Latino community and underprivileged families to succeed in the academic world and reach for higher educational goals.

Ana has a dream that this program could benefit thousands of families and children she has received several awards, and we are pleased to honor Dr. Ana Jimenez with the 2007 Heartspring Award for Innovation and Creativity in Special Education.

More information about Dr. Jimenez and her staff at OCCTAC

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