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Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

 

Daniel Pizzo, Principal

After serving the Padonia International school community as the assistant principal for four years, it is my great pleasure to be given the opportunity to serve as the new Padonia International Elementary principal! The amazing work that occurs here daily with students and teachers is all inspiring, and I am looking forward to continuing this journey with the world class children and families. Prior to transferring to Padonia, I was the assistant principal at Seventh District Elementary in northern Baltimore County. My time within Baltimore County Public Schools have also included several years as an elementary school teacher in Southeast Baltimore County where my primary focus included intermediate students. I spent several years within the Department of Research, Accountability and Assessment, and have presented at several county, state and national conferences on a variety of topics ranging from mathematics to assessments to multi-cultural school administration. As a lifelong learner myself, I am excited to learn aside the staff, students and families, and look forward to continuing to work with the Padonia school community to support our students!

Lauren Dorsey, Assistant Principal

I am Lauren Dorsey, Assistant Principal of Padonia International Elementary School. Prior to joining Padonia, I was the STAT teacher as Seven Oaks Elementary in eastern Baltimore County. I began my career with BCPS as a classroom teacher working with both primary and intermediate students. I then spent several years supporting teachers in Southeast and Southwest Baltimore County as a mentor teacher. I am very excited to be part of the Padonia school community!

Administrative Message

Welcome to Padonia International Elementary School!  At Padonia, students receive a rigorous education that fosters 21st Century Learning Skills and prepares them for middle school and beyond.  We emphasize the importance of students working collaboratively and putting forth their best effort at all times.  Our staff is world class with the majority of teachers holding Advanced Professional Certificates. Padonia is a wonderfully diverse, enthusiastic community of learners. We look forward to working collaboratively with parents, students, staff, and community members toward our common goal of improving student achievement.  Your continued support of our school contributes to the quality instructional program students receive. We appreciate your willingness to partner with us as we prepare our students to be lifelong learners in pursuit of higher education!