Board Member - Area 4 - Exp. 11/30/2024
A Bay Area native, Caroline Hutto and her family have lived in Ripon since 2013. She graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Economics and Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Over the years, Caroline has worked in the accounting and finance fields in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. In addition to being a small business owner, she currently manages her husband’s oral surgery practice in Modesto.
Caroline and her husband, Brian, have three children: Robert, a graduate from Ripon High School and Santa Clara University; Kayla, also a graduate from Ripon High School and Santa Clara University; and Tyler, a special needs child who is home-schooled. Before moving to Ripon, Caroline’s husband was an active duty officer in the US Navy. Hence their three kids have attended upwards of seven public, private, and Department of Defense schools.
Caroline has been an active parent volunteer in the school district, serving on the Ripon High School Booster Club as the Treasurer and on the Ripon High School Site Council. She believes that education has the power to transform lives and looks forward to supporting the district in their mission to provide a high-quality education.
Clerk - Area 5 - Exp. 11/30/2024
Mrs. Orlando and her family have lived in Ripon for 8 years. Prior to relocating to Ripon, Mrs.
Orlando lived in Fresno with her husband, Scott and two young boys Matteo and Gianni. She
received her B.A. in Liberal Studies, a minor in English, and her California Clear Teaching
Credential from California State University, Fresno. Her 17 years in Fresno were dedicated to
education; not only to her own, but also to the education of others. Her experience in education exhibits an interest in a broad range of ages and abilities: preschool, kindergarten, 1st through 5th grade, special education in Junior High, to ultimately finding a niche and passion for teaching Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders. Her teaching experience has been in both public schools and private Catholic schools within Fresno County. A year after the birth of their second son, Mrs. Orlando and her husband decided it would be in the best interest of their family for her to resign from teaching in order to advocate for their oldest as he began his educational journey and focus on family and home.
Mrs. Orlando was raised with a younger brother who had significant disabilities from birth. He was dependent upon others his entire life. Her first born son has special needs as well, and attends a County based program in Manteca. The experience with her brother and son has had a profound affect on the way in which she views the Special Education system in California. She is a strong believer in equal access to education for ALL children regardless of ability.
Mrs. Orlando believes an innovative, collaborative education is paramount for the future of all students. She is honored to be a member of the Ripon Unified Board of Trustees and hopes to contribute to making Ripon Unified an exemplary district.