Hello EDUPRIZE families –
My name is Shirley Ortega and I am thrilled to assume the new role of chancellor at EDUPRIZE! As a first-generation high school and college graduate, I know so well the impact of a quality education. EDUPRIZE has a reputation for promoting academic excellence, so I am looking forward to inspiring the next generation to dream big and helping equip them to fulfill those dreams.
I first entered the classroom as a teacher in 1987 and taught at the college and secondary level for over twenty years. For the last six years, I have served students in an administrative capacity at both secondary and elementary levels. Most recently, I had the privilege of opening a new elementary school in Gilbert and serving as principal for that school. It was a difficult decision to leave that role, but the opportunity offered at Eduprize was one that I couldn’t turn down.
Outside of work, I love to travel.. My son lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two beautiful little daughters. My sisters still live in my home country of Wales. So family visits always involve a significant amount of travel! I also am a passionate fan of British soccer, so many Saturdays find me following my home-town team and watching Premiere League games.
I am excited to serve the students, families, and staff at EDUPRIZE and I look forward to becoming acquainted with each of you in the coming year!