Santa Clara County Office of Education

Opportunity Youth Academy Schools - South County


OYA South County

Louis Smith

Specialized Academic Instructor

Louis Smith is a Specialized Academic Instructor with 21 years of experience in educational settings. Joined the Santa Clara County Office of Education teaching force in 2008. Enjoys spending time with family, friends and collecting old school bikes, reading and viewing art. Encourages all to continue with lifelong learning and to keep moving forward.

Cidalia Azevedo

Specialized Academic Instructorand Teacher-In-Charge

Cidalia M. Azevedo holds Multiple Subject and Single Subject/Social Studies credentials, and a SPED intern credential. She is VPSS certified to teach all core subjects. Cidalia has been employed by SCCOE for over 20 years, and is bilingual in Portuguese and Spanish. She loves to teach math and science, and to connect 21st century skills in the classroom. Cidalia motivates students to learn by connecting real life examples to lessons in the classroom. She is a member of NABE, CABE and an advocate for STEM and STEAM, and is passionate about helping students succeed in life. When she's not teaching at OYA, Cidalia likes to spend time with her grandchildren, camp, hike, run, and go to the beach with family and friends.