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Mrs. Ortiz Espinell


Sheila Ortiz Espinell has 29 years of experience in education. As a classroom teacher, she taught ESL in grades K-6 in Puerto Rico. As a principal, she led for 5 years at Francisco Roque Elementary in Puerto Rico. In 2005, Mrs. Ortiz relocated with her family to Dallas, Texas. She went on to work as a bilingual teacher in Dallas ISD for 6 years. In 2010, she was selected "Teacher of the Year" at Thomas Tolbert Elementary. In 2013, Mrs. Ortiz joined the Dallas ISD Leadership Program, the Fellows Academy. This experience enriched her knowledge and prepared her to be an Assistant Principal at Moises E. Molina High School.

Since 2015, Mrs. Ortiz has been the principal at Gabe P. Allen New Tech Academy. After her first year at Allen, the school was removed from the "Improvement Required" status. With the support of the staff and the community, Mrs. Ortiz turned around the school’s climate. Mrs. Ortiz is a professional of action and shared knowledge. She believes that all students can achieve. As an effective leader, she promotes a challenging atmosphere for learning in which the staff and faculty are committed to excellence in educating and preparing students for their future contributions to society.