Phone: 817-815-8000


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My name is Mario Layne, and I am the principal at O.D. Wyatt High School. It is truly an honor and a privilege to lead such dedicated educators and gifted students.

I am originally from the beautiful island of Barbados and came to the United States on a basketball scholarship at 18 years old. I played Basketball at South Plains College, Texas Tech and also played professional basketball in Luxemburg and Spain. As an educator for over 16 years, I believe that students deserve the best we have to give and it is my duty to ensure that they have every opportunity to achieve their best!

The 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching, and many of our teachers and staff members have already spent countless hours preparing for our students’ success. In the 2018-19 school year, O. D. Wyatt High School will be an AVID school wide campus! This means that teachers will be using instructional strategies that include more opportunities to write, inquire, collaborate and read during the class period.

Students will also be required to bring their binder, planner, and laptop every day. Our focus is developing engaging learning activities that improve Tier 1 instruction and engages students to develop the skill necessary to become college/career ready and lead the community. Additionally, it is equally important that we continue and/or implement campus procedures that maximize learning opportunities and ensure a safe learning environment.

High school students typically experience variations in social and emotional maturity. At this pivotal stage in their lives it is even more important that you frequently communicate with teachers and check parent portal online to monitor your student’s progress.

Nothing motivates a child more than when learning is encouraged and supported by schools, families and community in partnership. I am confident that when we work together we can encourage the academic, social and emotional growth for all our students.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you all at registration and throughout the school year as we work together to support student success.


Mario Layne