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Dina SchaeferPictured: left: below: Elia Diaz-Ortiz

Pflugerville board members named new principals for Kelly Lane Middle School and Copperfield Elementary April 18.

Dina Schaefer will serve as the new Kelly Lane principal while Elia Mar Díaz-Ortiz will serve as the principal of Copperfield Elementary.

Schaefer comes to the district from Round Rock High School, where she has served as an assistant principal since 2007. She previously served as a teacher at McNeil High School and Canyon Vista Middle School, both in the Round Rock school district.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in rhetorical communications and political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters of education in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Díaz-Ortiz currently serves as principal of Brooke Elementary in the Austin school district. Elia Diaz-Ortiz

She has a long history of administrative experience in which she served as the assistant principal at Mary Jane Sims Elementary, principal at Bernice Hart Elementary and interim principal at Reilly Elementary for the Austin school district. She also worked for Round Rock ISD, where she was an assistant principal at Robertson Elementary, Bluebonnet Elementary and Stony Point High School.

She received her bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Yale University, a master of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in foreign language education – Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

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