School News & Announcements
- March 23rd to March 31st -- Spring Break -- No School
- April 1st -- SUN Spring Term begins
- April 1st -- Yearbook Orders go home
- April 11th -- Grading Period Ends
- April 12th -- Teacher Planning Day -- No School
- April 16th -- Run for the Arts
April 19th -- PTA meeting --3:30 PM
A Message from the Principal
Dear Kelly Community,
I am truly honored to introduce myself as part of the Kelly team. Kelly has a rich history of academic and cultural student achievement and I feel fortunate to be joining a school culture focused on learning, a commitment to high expectations of all students, innovation and collaboration. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Education is very important to me. My family immigrated to the USA from Cuba, and I remember my father telling me “an education can never be taken away from you, so go get one”. I also realized that education was the key to unlock many doors, and it has no boundaries. I want this opportunity for all students at Kelly School as well.
I received my undergraduate degree from Montclair State University in NJ. After raising my three sons I attended Portland State University where I earned my Masters in Education and later my Masters in Educational Leadership.
This fall my son Jonathan will be attending Oregon State University Honors College where he will study biology. I have a set of twins, Nicholas and Alexander who currently attend Wilson High School.
Before coming to Kelly I was the assistant principal at Vestal School for two years. I have been a teacher for 10 years, and an immersion coordinator for both Beaverton School District and Portland Public Schools. I am strong believer that being bilingual can only assist in our future endeavors, so I am very happy to be a part of an immersion school once more!
Above all else I am a mother of three wonderful PPS students. I will always want for Kelly students what I have wanted for my own three sons, the best educational experience possible.
Parents, teachers, support staff, community and administration all have important roles to encourage our children to become active, life-long learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for all our students to acquire the skills and personal development to become productive citizens in our vastly changing society.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Kelly Elementary, I am confident we can continue to make our school a better place for all our students to learn and grow. The students, teachers, support staff, parents, and community volunteers are what make Kelly
exceptional. We will be having community coffee, so that we can discuss school issues and work on getting to know each other and build relationships.
At Kelly, T. E. A. M. will mean “Together Everyone Achieves More”. Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself, as my door is always open. I will treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and respect. It is my goal to strive for excellence every day, and to want for Kelly School kids what I want for my own: a great educational experience that will prepare them to be great contributors to our society. I thank you all for sharing your wonderful kids with me. I am excited to be your Interim Principal.
With sincere regards,