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Mrs. Lena C. Ortiz

Panther Nation – 

It is hard to believe we are embarking on a new school year! All of us at Parkdale are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever!

We will continue our focus on providing data driven instructional experiences that improve academic performance and ensure student growth. We will also continue our commitment to providing instructional resources and practices that accommodate the varied learning needs of our students.  These endeavors will be accomplished by ensuring our students come to school daily and understand content objectives, master content performance tasks, and utilize success criteria to be successful.  

As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who walks through our doors are welcomed and excited to be here! Our students are the heart of our school, and we look forward to meeting their academic,social, and emotional needs. Throughout the school year, I encourage you to attend parent/teacher conferences, school programs, student academic and extracurricular activities, and school celebrations. Together, we will ensure our students are academically progressing and socially and emotionally developing. 

Our continued vision is to ensure our students receive exemplary learning opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment. Please feel free to contact me at 254-772-2170 or at lena.ortiz@wacoisd.org to share any questions or concerns. I look forward to better knowing and working with you to build Scholars today and Leaders tomorrow!

Onward and Upward Panthers!

Sincerely, 

Lena C. Ortiz