Ernesto Ortiz, Jr. is the proud principal of McDonald Elementary School in the Centennial School District (Warminster, PA). He is entering the final year of his doctoral program with his research focusing on K-2 literacy. During his 20 years in education, Ernesto taught in K-5 classrooms for thirteen years and served as an elementary assistant principal for three years in the Allentown School District. He is currently in his fifth year as principal of McDonald Elementary. Ernesto has a passion for literacy and believes if educators learn about and rely on reading research, they can better support their children’s path to reading proficiency.
Concurrent Session Description
Instructional Leaders as Agents of Change
Ernesto Ortiz, Jr.
(Assessment and Data, Curriculum, Leadership, General Science of Reading)
Are you ready to start your journey with the science of reading? What does it look like to make informed literacy decisions? What does it take to disrupt the “way it has always been done”? This session will share that journey through the leadership lens and the lessons learned which can be applied in this time where the ability to pivot and respond is the new norm.
Target Audience: Elementary Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Leadership