My name is James Quillen and I’m very excited to be joining the Ortiz family this year. I am grateful to be serving as Principal at Ortiz this school year and serving our Ortiz students, staff and families. I’m excited to work alongside you and your student(s) this school year! A little bit about myself, my wife and I have two daughters. My wife is a nurse manager. In our free time, we love spending time outdoors, walking our dogs and traveling. I grew up in the small Kansas town of Clyde, KS. While attending Wichita State University (Go Shocks!) for my teaching degree I student taught in USD 259 and I knew Wichita Public Schools is where I wanted to end up working.
I have served as a teacher in USD 259 for several years. I have taught 5th grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten. Additionally, I have served at Linwood Elementary as an Assistant Principal. I attended Wichita State University for my bachelor’s degree and Emporia State University for my master’s degree. I look forward to meeting our Ortiz community and working closely with you all. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.