Greetings Parents, Students, Faculty, and the Oakcliff
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! It is with great
pleasure that I have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Oakcliff
Traditional Theme School for the 3rd year now. I came to Oakcliff in June 2014, after
serving as the Assistant Principal in one of our feeder schools, Pleasantdale
Elementary. Since coming to Oakcliff, I
have a newfound respect for not only the community of students that I serve,
but the families and community that I have had the chance to get to know even
better! Oakcliff Traditional Theme
School is a hidden gem in Doraville, and I am excited to be a part of the
awesome events, activities, and learning that is going on each and every day in
This is my 19th year in the field of education,
and I make it a personal goal of mine to improve with each school year. The past 2 years as a new principal were not
the easiest, but I must say, that I selected the best school to start my career
as a principal! As I move into my 3rd year, my goal is to continue
my quest for Oakcliff to be a School of Excellence in all ways. That means excellence from the custodial and
cafeteria staff, to the teaching and educational support staff, to the parents
and student body. We have adopted a
theme at Oakcliff, and it is “Operation Excellence”. My vision and mission is for Oakcliff to
operate much like our country’s military.
We are here to serve and protect each and every person who walks through
our doors, and we have been charged to serve and protect at a HIGH LEVEL of
EXCELLENCE at all times! You may see my
staff on Mondays wearing military fatigues as we truly embrace and carry out
this vision and mission. It is my
personal belief that Mondays set the tone for the rest of the week and if our
faculty and staff come in prepared at the start of the week with the vision and
mission on their minds, the rest of week will be just fine!!!
Our focus this school year will be to improve our CCRPI
score and our GA Milestones scores by having an EAGLE’s eye focus on DATA. We must meet our students where they are and
take them from there, and that cannot happen without data analysis. Each one of our classrooms will have data
walls to demonstrate year-long progress of our students and all of our students
will have data talks with their teachers regarding goal-setting and improving
their learning throughout the school-year.
This will start from our young stakeholders in kindergarten all the way
to our leaders in 5th grade.
I am confident that we will see a lot of success through this
process. Before the year is out, we are
also looking to be STEM-certified through AdvancED. STEM certification has been on ongoing
process since my arrival to Oakcliff, and we are so close right now that we can
see the light at the end of the tunnel!!
I encourage you all to come and visit Oakcliff Traditional
Theme School! There are a lot of
exciting things going on within the walls of our school and it is definitely
something that you shouldn’t miss!! Please do not hesitate to contact me with
any questions or concerns, but I especially love to hear commendations about my
students, faculty, and staff!! Call or email me! Looking forward to this 2016-2017 school year
Dr. Delores Paschall
"Embracing our Diversity during
"Operation Excellence at Oakcliff!!"
"I am an huge influence on my students...in a Falcons-type of way!"
"Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month"
"Smiling while getting the job done!"
"Relay for Life...supporting our survivors!!"