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Patricia Reid Koch, Ph.D.  

ESS Consultant 
Education Support Services Group

Cell:  (562) 810-8712


Dr. Patricia Koch has more than 30 years’ experience in school business management as a school district official and as a consultant.  Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, school finance, facilities, asset management, employee benefits, and risk management.  Since 2009, she has served, on behalf of the Orange County Department of Education, as fiscal expert to five school districts in California:  Capistrano Unified School District; Fullerton Joint Union High School District; Saddleback Valley Unified School District; Santa Ana Unified School District; and Westminster School District.  Dr. Koch has facilitated budget reduction workshops in the Capistrano, Fullerton Elementary, and Newark (California) districts.  She has also facilitated strategic plans in the San Diego County Office of Education and the California Association of School Business Officials.  Dr. Koch served as Interim Assistant Superintendent in the Westminster and Brea-Olinda school districts, and Interim Chief Financial Officer in the San Diego Unified School District.


Dr. Koch is the former Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, of the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  Dr. Koch was previously the Assistant Superintendent, Business and Operations, of the ABC Unified School District.  She also served in various capacities in the Los Angeles Unified School District, including Assistant to the Superintendent for Policy Implementation, and Financial Planning Manager. 


Dr. Koch served as State Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the California Association of School Business Officials, President of Southern California School Business Executives, and as a Management Trustee for the Southern Counties Employer Employee Trust, a joint labor-management benefits trust.  She was also a member of the working group on Finance and Facilities for the Joint Legislative Committee for California Master Plan for K-University Education.


Dr. Koch graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international affairs.  She received her master’s degree in human learning from the Institute for Behavioral Research, and her doctorate in special education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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