Greetings Parents, Students, Faculty, and the Oakcliff
We are rocking out the 2017-18 school year! It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Oakcliff Traditional Theme School for the 4th 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 our school!
This is my 20th year in the field of education, and I make it a personal goal of mine to improve with each school year. The past 3 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 continue my tenure at Oakcliff, 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!!!
Each school year, our focus is 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. This starts from our young stakeholders in kindergarten all the way to our leaders in 5th grade. I am confident that we will always see growth in our students!
Last school year, we become a nationally certified, Advanc-ED STEM school. STEM certification was an ongoing goal since my arrival to Oakcliff, and we worked together to make it happen!! On any given day, in any classroom, our teachers and students carry out the STEM engineering design process in some capacity. You will even see it take place in our special areas classes! We are STEMtastic at Oakcliff!
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! I look forward to meeting you! Follow our happenings on my Twitter: @OakcliffEagle1 or my Facebook page: Principal Paschall
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!!"