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Principal's Message

 

Each year brings exciting opportunity and new growth and the 2017-18 school year is no exception. We are dedicated to academic excellence and to the personal, physical, and social development of students. All students are challenged to reach their full individual potential in a positive, student-centered, teacher-guided environment. Our staff believes that a school wide emphasis on providing opportunities for students to develop sound decision making skills will help prepare them for success.

 

Motivation, instructional planning, parent engagement, teacher efficacy and consistency of high expectations are irrevocably intertwined. Conveying positive and high expectations to all students occurs in several ways. One of the most powerful is through rigor, relevance and relationships in which teachers and staff communicate with students, parents and guardians.  These relationships play a role in motivating students and instilling within them a responsibility for learning.

 

Along with success in and out of the classroom, students will be successful on reaching advanced academic performance on the state STAAR exams.  These exams are rigorous and it will take everyone’s effort to make sure that our students are successful.  Parents and guardians can help us by reinforcing respect, discipline, attendance, have students complete assignments and managing student time wisely.

 

Thank you,

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores
Principal
Orange Grove Junior High

 

Professional Experience
 

Principal
2015-Current  Orange Grove Junior High School, Orange Grove, Texas

 

Assistant Principal

2013-2015 Orange Grove Junior High School, Orange Grove, Texas

 

Science Specialist

2010-2013 Education Service Center, Region 2, Corpus Christi, Texas

 

Teacher

2009-2010  5th Grade Science Teacher, Lego Robotics Coach, Harlingen CISD - Harlingen, TX

 

Teacher

2007-2009 3rd-6th Science, 9th and 10th Science, T-STEM Campus Program Coordinator - Lasara ISD/Lasara T-STEM Academy - Lasara, TX

 

Education 

2013-2015 Walden University, Masters of Science Education, Educational Leadership Certifications: Principal EC-12

 

2003-2006 University of Texas-Pan American, Bachelor of Science Biology, Certifications: Science 8-12, Science 4-8, Life Science 8-12, Generalist 4-8