Kody Barto - Principal
My name is Kody Barto and I grew up in Central Pennsylvania. I moved to Las Vegas in 1998 with my wife. Over the years, I have served the Clark County School District as a hall monitor, head grounds keeper, elementary teacher, dean, assistant principal and principal. I have three children (two girls and a boy) ages fifteen, seventeen and nineteen. My wife is an elementary PE teacher and we have been married for 21 years.
I am honored to be the principal of Thomas O’Roarke Elementary School. I come to you with a love and passion for educating children. I feel fortunate to be a part of a school where the culture is focused on student learning, with a commitment to high expectations, professional development, and collaboration. It is my intention to honor traditions previously established and build a community that we call our own.
I want you to know that this web site was designed particularly for the students, parents and teachers in our school and community. Our collective hope is that this website will be another effective way that we can let you know what is happening at the school as we work together during the school year. The resources found here will help you know more about school policies, plans and the calendar of events at our school. It also provides another way for you to contact your child's teacher or the school office.
I am looking forward to working with the staff, parents, families, and students at O’Roarke Elementary School.
Gayle Orvedal - Assistant Principal
I am excited to be the Assistant Principal of O'Roarke! I grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Purdue University... GO BOILERMAKERS!! My husband and I have lived in Las Vegas since 1992 where I earned two Master's degrees at UNLV and have had the opportunity to serve as a classroom teacher, Literacy Specialist and Instructional Coach in the Clark County School District. We have three daughters. Our two oldest daughters are in college and our youngest started fourth grade this year. I have been in education for 23 years with the past seven years at O'Roarke. It has been a real pleasure working with the O'Roarke community of students, teachers, and parents and I look forward serving you.