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Mesa brings 18 years of educational experience to PTR, including 11 supporting students in grades 4 through 6 in regular and special education and working at Bethel and Kent School District. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Leadership from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and a MA in Education from Walden University, located in Minneapolis, MN.
Mesa is also a 13-year senior, which means her entire k-12 education was at OSD, graduating from OHS in 1999. In the PTR Principal Search Hybrid Staff and Community Forum, she says the sense of community she developed growing up in Orting played a role in applying for the position.
"The school should be a community hub for everyone," Mesa said. "I want to make sure that our students feel connected to the community and always welcomed."
Also, during the forum, Mesa said the three biggest strengths she will bring to PTR to support staff, students, and families are communication, visibility, and making connections.
"They (the strengths) will benefit the community by making sure that I'm always accessible," Mesa said. "By bringing in these strengths, we're able to work collectively, they'll (the community) will see me as a resource, as well as an ally ensuring student success."
To watch Mesa's community portion of the forum, click here.