Faculty and Staff
  • The Faculty and Staff would like to welcome you to our school. We are here to provide quality education in a safe and secure environment! Our principal, assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education. Contact OBE Staff anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

  • Suzett Ledesma, Assistant Principal

    Suzett LedezmaBeloved Orange Brook Families,

    Orange Brook is a very special place...a place where the staff and parents believe in working together to help our students achieve their personal best!  My experience here at Orange Brook has been amazing!  It has been filled with hard work and a massive learning experience for all.

    The students here bring joy and happiness to our school.  We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children at Orange Brook Elementary.  I refer to them as "my kids" because I think of each one of them as my own.  They touch my life and this school by their presence on a daily basis.

    Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of a successful school year.  I look forward to working with each and every one of you to develop formidable relationships, to work collaboratively and to continue the legacy of success established by Orange Brook Elementary School.  Please know that my door is always open to you.

    We have many exciting learning experiences currently happening here at Orange Brook!  You are in the right place for your child's education.  Our goal is that each of our students feels loved while also discovering their passion.  Everyone matters at Orange Brook!

    Educationally Yours,

    Suzette Ledesma, Asst. Principal

  • Lisa Meltzer, ESE Specialist


    Dear Parents,


    I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as your Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Specialist for Orange Brook Elementary. It is an honor and a privilege to work with your children and to be a part of their academic and personal growth.


    As your ESE Specialist, my primary goal is to ensure that all students receive the support they need to reach their full potential. I work closely with teachers, parents, and other professionals to develop individualized education plans (IEP) that address each student's unique strengths, needs, and learning styles.  


    I am passionate about what I do, and I believe that every child has the potential to succeed. I take great pride in my work, and I am committed to providing your child with the best possible education and support. I am here to help them reach their goals, no matter how big or small.


    I want to assure you that your child's education and well-being are my top priorities. I am always available to answer any questions you may have or to discuss any concerns you may have about your child's progress. I believe that open communication between parents and educators is key to ensuring that each child receives the support they need to succeed.


    I want to thank you for entrusting your children to us and for supporting our school's commitment to exceptional education. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our students and help them achieve their full potential.


  • Ingrid Rosales, ESOL Coordinator and Reading Coach

    Ingrid RosalesIt is a pleasure to be a part of the Orange Brook Family.  I am looking forward to working with staff, students and community members as we work together to increase literacy and student achievement.  Reading is fundamental to ensure that we are preparing our students to be college and career ready in the 21st century.  Together we can make a difference!

    I am also responsible for coordinating our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program.  I look forward to meeting the parents/guardians of participating students to discuss and review your child’s progress and answer any questions you may have.

    owl readingPlease feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.   “OWL” be here to support you!

  • Natasha Braynen, Math Coach

    Natasha BraydenIt is my honor to serve as the Math Coach at Orange Brook Elementary. It is my mission to be a constant support to not only the faculty and staff, but to the students, parents and the community, as well. I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child; therefore, your children are my priority. Their academic success is very important to me, as I know this is key to developing into confident, successful, and conducive members of society.  Math is a life skill that students will need in all aspects of their lives, and it is my responsibility to provide them with the resources and manipulatives needed to prepare them for a lifetime of figuring things out using mathematical skills gained during this crucial time of their childhood. Working together with our families, failure is not an option. I truly believe that school + Home = success!

    Serving as your School Advisory Council (SAC) Chairperson, it is my pleasure to facilitate the development and monitor progress of the annual School Improvement Plan. I encourage parents, guardians, community members, business owners, and other stakeholders to attend our monthly meetings and let their voices be heard. Please check our website for dates and times.

  • Raymellow James, Attendance Clerk

    Attendance Phone Number: 754-323-6752

    Fax Number: 754-323-6790

  • Tikeisha Reid, Registrar

    Tikeisha Reid, Registrar

    Registrar Number: 754-323-6754

    Main Office Number: 754-323-6750

    Fax Number: 754-323-6790

  • Tanya Johnson, Office Manager & Principal's Secretary

    Tanya Johnson, OBE Office Manager

    Main Office Number: 754-323-6750

    Fax Number: 754-323-6790

Contact OBE Staff

  • Hand holding a cell phone

Email - OBE

  • Email notification icon with number 1 on envelope