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Meet Mr Ortiz


Phone: (509) 698-8103

Dr. Cesar Ortiz


My name is Cesar Ortiz. Coming up on 12 years in education.  I was a student teacher for 1.5 years teaching kindergarten and first grade through the HU-105 program. I was also an English Language Development specialist, Instructional coach, and STEAM specialist in Wahluke.  This is my 7th year in Selah. I was the Assistant Principal/Dean of students at SIS from 2017-2019 and currently JCP assistant principal.

I grew up in Los Angeles CA, then moved to the Pacific Northwest living in the lower Yakima Valley. I went to college at the University of Idaho for a year then transferred to the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. I completed my Masters and Admin credentials through Heritage University.  

My Wife and I have 3 children and we love to camp, go on roadtrips and create memories. 

I am a student focused educational leader. One who is committed to the success of students, staff, district and the community through providing a safe learning environment. I am a visionary leader that is focused on increasing students academics, social well being and building strong staff and community partnerships. My passion for equitable access to rigorous educational opportunities for all students is deeply rooted in my life experience and personal path in education. 

I am always looking forward to a great year in Selah! Go Viks!