Ernesto Ortiz, Jr. will lead a session detailing how school leaders can lead the shift to align their buildings and districts with the science of reading and evidence-based practices.
Ernesto Ortiz, Jr. is the proud principal of McDonald Elementary School in the Centennial School District (Warminster, PA). He is in year two 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 fourth 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.
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