Hello Everyone! My name is Melissa Smith, I am the principal of Ochoa Elementary School. At Ochoa we are a community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff working together to give our children an education that will be the foundation of their ability to reach their personal goals in the future.
If you are a student on my campus, I want you to DISCOVER, discover where your passions lie. I want you to LEARN, learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, math, science, and history that will build the foundation for your future. And mostly, I want you to ACHIEVE, achieve YOUR personal best each and every day.
If you are a parent of a student on my campus, I want you to PARTICIPATE, participate in your child's education raising their likelihood to achieve. I want you to SHARE, share with me your ideas, needs, thoughts, and concerns so I can support you and your child. And mostly, I want you to LOVE, love your child with all your heart, mind, and soul which will have the greatest impact on their future as an adult.
If you are a teacher or member of staff on my campus, I want you to COMMUNICATE, communicate with me, the children, and the family's as much as possible. I want you to PREPARE, prepare each day to help each child reach their personal best. And mostly, I want you to BELIEVE, believe we make a difference every day in every child's life that walks through our doors.
If we work together, and do what I have outlined, we will lift up our school, our students, their families, each other, and ultimately, our community. If we work together, we WILL make a difference, I genuinely believe this and that is why I go to work every day.