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Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy

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A Message from the Executive Director

My name is Mr. Norton and I am the Executive  Director of Edward B. Cole, Sr. Academy, a division of Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation.  I have nearly two decades of experience working as an educator in both California and Spain.  I have been a teacher in grades K-12, a resource teacher, an ELL redesignator, a Department Head, a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, and an administrator. I have two master degrees in education and will pursue my Ph.D. shortly. This is my thirteenth year at EBC and I love EBC Academy!
EBC will celebrate it's 14th year of service throughout the 2016-17 school year. EBC was started by Templo Calvario CDC to honor an administrator in Santa Ana who passed away early. Mr. Cole and his family believed in family, school, and community as the three pillars to sustaining positive change. His willingness to better the lives of students is perpetuated at EBC daily.
I am very proud of EBC Academy! We have an amazing staff who are dedicated to the success of all EBC Academy scholars.  They work diligently and creatively to bring a rigorous, exciting, and meaningful educational experience to our scholars.  They engage parents as valued partners in the educational journey of their child. The staff at EBC Academy is excited about educating the whole child and celebrate the progress that our scholars have made. I invite EBC families to get involved and seek out opportunities to partner with the school in the creation of a life changing educational experience for their child.
Come to our campus, take a tour, and see EBC Academy first hand.  Go COUGARS!!!
Mr. J. G. Norton, M.S. Ed. & M.A. Ed.
Executive Director of Education