Principal’s Message

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! As the proud principal of Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center, I am honored and privileged to work among such a highly qualified and dedicated staff, amazing students, supportive families, and PTA. I believe in upholding high standards and high expectations with a commitment to student achievement, centering on academic and social emotional wellness. I look forward to an exciting and productive year as we continue to set high expectations for all our students.

In this current, ever-changing climate, we will continue to maintain the safety and security of all our staff and students, following recommendations and suggested guidelines to ensure DRE continues its commitment to educating our students. We have a responsibility to put our passion and skills to work, to maintain the excellence for which DRE is known and to make a positive difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Each stakeholder has an important role and when all of us come together and rise to the top as we are #DRERISE.


Phil A. Mato