Lena Archuleta

Elementary School

Message From the Principal

My name is Yolanda Ortega and I am the proud principal of Archuleta Elementary. I believe deeply in the work we do at Archuleta Elementary. We are a team of educators who believe that all students deserve success through hard work, love and inspiration. In our community, we believe each child has their own personal Einstein- their genius- just waiting to flourish and begin their journey in making our world a better place.  Children deserve a safe community where they can thrive in developing their independence, taking academic risk and ultimately making academic and social gains, and I have ensured, with the support of an amazing team, that Archuleta is a community of nurture and high expectations.

I commit to you that at Archuleta Elementary, your child will always feel loved, valued, and be safe, all while being instructed at their highest instructional levels. This year, the Colorado Department of Education recognized Archuleta Elementary as a Center for Academic Excellence. We know that when children feel safe and empowered, learning and academic growth will surpass typical growth and expectation.

Thank you for believing in the vision.

I am a Denver native, a DPS graduate, and I am proud to be part of your child’s educational journey.


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

-Nelson Mandela