Principal's Message

Dorothy Valdez

My name is Dee Dee Valdez and I am happy to be returning as Principal of Velarde Elementary School.  This will be my 4th year here, but, this year will be like no other before!  We will begin the 20-21 School Year remotely, and hopefully, if the COVID numbers go down, we can begin the hybrid model in September.  I sure do miss seeing all the smiling faces of the students in the hallways, and I am sure the students miss their teachers and friends, too.

This new ‘normal’ is different for us, to say the least, but I believe we can and will be successful.  Our Teachers, Ms. Martsh, Ms. Wilcomb, Ms. Gasca, Ms. Talmadge, Ms. Padilla and the whole staff here at VES have been working hard getting ready for you, our Panther Families!  Remember, we are all in this together!!

In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND!
Panthers, Panthers, Panthers Rule!

Dorothy Valdez
Principal/Teacher
Velarde Elementary
dorothy.valdez@k12espanola.org


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