Whittier Elementary School

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Welcome to Whittier Elementary

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    Yamel Melchor, Principal 
    Phone: 713-671-3810
    Email: YMELCHOR@houstonisd.org

    Yamel Melchor began her educational journey in 2006 as a bilingual teacher at Cage ES. After seven years as a teacher, she served as a teacher specialist and instructional specialist at Whittier ES and was named their assistant principal in 2020. Melchor has been recognized with several awards, including First Year Assistant Principal of the Year and Tier II Excellence in Leadership. Melchor earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston and her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas-Austin.


  • October 27, 2023

    Trunk or Treat / Festival de Cajuelas

    6 pm to 7:30 pm

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  • School uniform to be worn daily/ Uniforme de escuela debera usarse a diario

    Black top and Khaki bottoms / Camisa negra y pantalones khaki
    Friday - Black Spirit t-shirt with jeans / Viernes - Camisa de espiritu escolar con pantalones de mesclilla.
    $5 Whittier Shirts available now on campus until sold out (youth small sizes are limited) / Camisas de Whittier en venta a $5 cada una asta agotar exsitencia (tallas chicas son limitadas).
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