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Dr. Emma Dobson

PRINCIPAL

Dear Castelar Community:

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of Castelar Elementary School. I am thrilled to join the Castelar community and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

I believe that students are at the heart of all school decisions and the learning and work that we do together. My experience as a kindergarten teacher, dual language lead teacher, and assistant principal will help me to fulfill my belief that every single student deserves the very best learning experience every single day. Our teachers and staff will provide the finest instruction and support for our students as we prepare them for their futures. I welcome you all to the Castelar family!

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Elementary Education, a Master of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska in Teaching Literacy, an Endorsement in English as a Second Language from Concordia University, an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a Reading Specialist Certification, and a K-8 Administrative Certification. In September, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation to earn me Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Castelar offers our students and families a unique Dual Language program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students receive daily instruction in both English and Spanish. Castelar is dedicated to ensure that each child in the Dual Language program acquires the skills and knowledge to succeed in a global society.

Please know that you are always welcome at Castelar. I look forward to meeting you!

Emma Dobson

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Mrs. Rosa Beltran-Pabst

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Greetings Castelar Families,  
My name is Rosa Beltran-Pabst, as an educator and a parent, I am honored to be able to be part of a great team of educators committed to Castelar Elementary, as the Assistant Principal.  I plan to put forth my best effort to support and motivate students and staff to do their personal best every day. I look forward to getting to know and work with all of Castellar’s students, staff, families, and community members.  Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your team and community.  

Graciously,  
Rosa Beltran-Pabst

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Mrs. Castro Marmolejo

Dual Language Facilitator

¡Hola! My name is Maritza Castro Marmolejo, and I am delighted to serve as the Dual Language Lead at Castelar Elementary. It is a true privilege to work alongside our incredible students, their families, and our dedicated staff.

I am excited to join our students on a bilingual journey that not only enhances their academic excellence but also celebrates the diverse cultures within our school community. I look forward to this inspiring journey with each and every one of you!

Maritza Castro Marmolejo