Principal Liza Ortiz

M.S. 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Principal Liza Ortiz

Principal Liza Ortiz


Phone: 718-292-6070

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[…] came under attack from Bronx Principal Liza Ortiz after he became a union leader. After years of satisfactory ratings, he suddenly became […]

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Liza Ortiz is a very disrespectful, rude, and crass human being that operates under the Stockholm syndrome management system. She calls out teachers that question why she does anything that she does and then sends one of her goon APs to observe the teacher that questioned her judgement and makes sure that the teacher is rated unfairly. You can read the lawsuit that was filed against her if you do not believe that she is extremely disrespectful ( Since she took over M.S. 302 five years ago the staff has been completely turned over. She did everything under the sun to get teachers to quit. She discontinued a science teacher that had three years of satisfactory service. She discontinued another teacher that had eight years of satisfactory teaching but was never given tenure. This teacher with eight years of satisfactory teaching was also injured on the job when she was hit by a student and needed to have surgery to repair a bulging disk that was a result of being hit by a student. Liza Ortiz discontinued three first-year teachers because they question educational practices that went against what they were learning in their Masters Programs. Liza Ortiz creates teaching… Read more »

I’m not sure if you’ll see this, and it’s probably a long shot, but might it be typical of this principal to to make discriminatory, aggressive, and/or fairly vicious or hateful comments, especially towards men or LGBT people? I encountered someone named Liza in an online comment forum and I saw her tell someone that she worked in education in New York, and I’m not sure I have ever encountered someone so horribly vicious and mean-spirited as she. If she is truly an educator or works in the education system, I can’t bear to think of what that would mean for the way she treats anyone around her. If this doesn’t sound like it could be this principal (again, it’s a long shot), that’s fine and my comment can be ignored.


I agree she is my principal and she acts the way u speak about her

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This is a letter that Liza Ortiz mailed to the UFT when a teacher filed a special education complaint. Liza Ortiz does not care about the students and the test scores have plummeted since she became the principal of 302. Luisa Dessus Cruz, Middle School 302 681 Kelly Street, Bronx, New York 10455 Telephone: 718-292-6070/ Fax: 718-292-3412 MS. LIZA ORTIZ, PRINCIPAL MS. NEIDA VILLAFANE, PARENT COORDINATOR MR. IAN MCGHIE, LEAD INSTRUCTIONAL COACH ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS MRS. FELICIA GARRETT MRS. MAGALY PAZ June 4, 2015 To Whom It May Concern: In response to the special education complaint recently made, “Students with ICT mandates are not receiving their full mandate as is detailed on the IEPs,” the following actions will take place for the upcoming school year: • The principal and the PPC team will ensure that the students in the ICT classes will receive instruction as per the IEP with one regular education content teacher and one special education teacher. a. Based on the projected register and the 5th grade list notice we began matching staff members with the special education license to serve the IEP students. Next year we will have four self-contained classes. Three out of the four classes is… Read more »

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The principal is a tyrant that has been through 5 aps in four years. She has discontinued 5 teachers in four years including a teacher that had three years of satisfactory teaching. She has forced 15 teachers out of the profession and in the last two years at 302 32 teaches have left the building. Her philosophy is everyone is replaceable and new teachers are cheaper and easier to control. She does not care about the staff or students. On day she cancelled 5 periods of instruction to hold meetings with the staff to union bust. She held the meetings when the chapter leader was out of the building at a meeting. Before coming to ms 302 in 2011, she closed down MS 44 in manhattan. She was sued by several teachers and you can google the case to find out all the nasty things she did to teachers there. She runs the building how ever she wants and if you cross her, she will do everything in her power to make you miserable. She has told people that if they do not like what she is doing they can grieve it or find another school. The morale in the… Read more »

She is now slated to become the principal of M.S. 424 The Hunts Points Middle School. The DOE always recycles Administrative Filth.


MS 424 is where Principals are sent to end their careers. The average lasts less than 2 1/2 years, with the exception of one who lasted 6 years (he retired, legitimately). Since 2003 there have been 5 Principals, 7 APs and likely more this year. If this Ms. Ortiz thinks she is going to talk to our students like she is reputed of doing, I hope she has good medical. She is not being done a favor, being sent to MS 424.

There is an expression-“what goes around comes around.” I have often questioned the potential reality of this statement but this blog appears to justify the comment Liza Ortiz is one of the cruelest and unprofessional individuals I have met in my 60+ years of life-in and out of the classroom. I was one of the many teachers who after years of satisfactory and exceptional ratings, suddenly became an Unsatisfactory teacher. excellent math and science teachers were pushed out in the same way. Many written and in person requests by many of us to our Bronx chapter rep were for the most part ignored Ms Ortiz frequently made reference to her own success in moving from ghetto to principal but appeared not to want the same for her students,in fact she seemed to want them to fail. Part of that failure in volved bringing in as many new teachers as possible thereby limiting both student of the experience and wisdom of the ma seasoned teachers. She appeared to relish causing disruption and pain to her teachers and had little respect for the role she had fought to achieve. Yes, I was there when her son took the math course to which… Read more »

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Ms. Ortiz seems like filth. Everyone that she has tormented needs to get the EEOC involved. Don’t go through the union because they aren’t going to do a thing. Also, get together and file a class action suit because she is out of control. Her husband should not be around children especially because he hasn’t been cleared and finger printed by the DOE.


I am extremely offended because of her lack of response towards gay people. She assumed my gender and criticized my sexuality. As apart of the school i am so sad rn and gay

Tired of LGBTQ's being pushed down our throats!
Tired of LGBTQ's being pushed down our throats!

To Anonymous Student

You can’t “assume”a gender you idiot. Your gender is a biologically determined factor. Contrary to what many “Social Justice Wannabes” try to shove down peoples throats, you CANNOT choose your gender. Maybe her response was appropriate. She addressed you as the gender you were born as. And as far as being gay, that is simply a genetic defect that you were born with, similar to Down’s Syndrome or genetic predisposition to diabetes. Deal with it. Everyone else has to whether we like it or not.