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Principal Bartolotta is originally from upstate NY and has lived in Fort Worth for the last 19 years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Canisius College in Buffalo, NY then continued on to earn his Masters in Education/Administration at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. Mr. Bartolotta has been in the FWISD for 19 years. He taught 4/5/6 at Como Montessori and he was an assistant principal at Bruce Shulkey and J.T. Stevens Elementary and Polytechnic High School. Mr. Bartolotta believes in growing leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Mr. Bartolotta continues to support teachers and support staff as they continue to grow and believe in the potential of their students.
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Dear Kirkkpatrick’s families, staff, and community members,
My name is Pascaline Marie Boodhna and I am very excited to
introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of Kirkpatrick Middle
School. I am grateful and honored to join and serve the Wildcats
Family! I look forward to working in partnership with you all to
continue to ignite, in every student and staff member, a mindset for
continuous growth, self-improvement, and lifelong learning.
I come to you with 15 years of experience as an educator in rural and
suburban settings. I have an MBA from the University of Notre Dame,
Fremantle, Australia. I spent the past 9 years as a Social Studies teacher at William James
Middle School. I also taught science, math, business studies, and french. Over the past two
years, I took a more active leadership role. I was an Assistant Principal for summer school
2021 and an Administrative Intern at William James. I was also responsible for leading and
coaching the social studies department, where I served as Department Chair for 5 years. I
supported and coordinated a mentoring program for new teachers, developed an
instructional and attendance recovery program for students; coordinated testing both local
and state, and was part of the instructional leadership team.
I grew up on the west coast of a small island in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius and lived in Western Australia for 15 years. I am multilingual and multiracial. My son, Alexandre, a
FWISD graduate, is now an active member of the US Army, and we call Fort Worth, Texas,
home since 2010.
Teaching is my heart and passion. I started my journey as an educator back on the island, I
believe that without an education, I would not be where I am today, and without the support
of great educators that passion would not have been sparked in me. I am committed to
working alongside Principal Bartolotta, our school leadership, and staff - as we continue to
build a structure of collaborative relationships in our school and community - so that ALL
students at Kirkpatrick have a variety of opportunities to support their success!
I look forward to meeting each of you.
"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be
achieved." Mattie J.T. Stepanek
Pascaline Marie Boodhna