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BDJ Campus Director

 Dr. Jose Ortiz, Director      

Dr. Jose Ortiz


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the BDJ Multi-Magnet Middle School Campus! 

Dr. Ortiz served as the Principal at C.B Jennings International Education Magnet School during the 2017-18 school year. This past year he was the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary School Redesign at the Southbridge Public Schools. His career began in the classroom, teaching bilingual elementary and high school students in the Waterbury Public Schools. He later became the Associate Principal at Windham Middle School. He also served as principal of an elementary intra-district dual-language immersion magnet school in New Britain and spent time as the Chief Academic Officer for Scholastic International in Puerto Rico where he led and managed school improvement efforts in thirteen elementary and secondary schools throughout the island. Dr. Ortiz comes to NLPS with a passion for children and with a skill set for supporting International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and for leading school turn-a-round work. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team!

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