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Mrs. Younesa H. Ortado
It is with great enthusiasm that I return to Irving Park Elementary School as the assistant principal. Along with the excitement, I am honored to be a part of the IPE community and I realize the great responsibility I have to inspire, empower, and influence our youth, as well as having a positive impact with families, staff, and communities in support of our students. It is my belief that students grow and achieve more when they are surrounded by involved and compassionate adults both within and outside of a school. I am looking forward to partnering with you again, to give our students what each and every one of them deserve—a rigorous education that will prepare them well for success in college and life.
I have been fortunate to serve in many roles throughout my more than twenty years with the Guilford County Schools System. Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, I worked as a classroom teacher teaching kindergarten, first, second and fourth grades. I also served as a Curriculum Facilitator at Reedy Fork Elementary for four years before joining the IPE family as an administrator.
No matter the role within education or grade I have taught, I always return to my core values, which includes the idea that education is the great equalizer, an instrument to change the world. It is with that I go forward to make a positive impact towards equity and excellence in our school so our students will make their own positive and lasting impact in our world.
Younesa H. Ortado
Irving Park Elementary School