Ortega's Bio

About Mr. Ortega:


 I am a product of the Boston Public School, graduated from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, Phyllis Wheatley Middle and Boston English High School.

I have been teaching Physical Education for 29th year here in Boston. I currently teach Physical Education at John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. Previously, I have had experiences teaching P.E. at the Martin L. King Jr. Middle School in Dorchester and Mary Curley School in Jamaica Plain and have taught Health at this middle school. Teaching P.E. is something that I’ve always wanted to do. I am passionate about teaching the things that have really made a difference in my life like developing skills and fitness, learning how to maintain and improve health, and most importantly, trying to build good character traits.

 I have always been a very active person. As a child, I enjoyed participating in team sports such as football and track and field but as I’ve grown older I now find myself enjoying lifetime activities like hiking, biking, swimming and running. I learned the value of physical fitness early on and have always sought out opportunities to be active. Physical activity can also be a great way to spend time with family, reduce stress, and build relationships with friends.

 My education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College where I majored in Physical Education in 1987. I currently hold a Master degree in General Studies -1990 and second Master degree in School Administration - 2000 from Cambridge College.


"You and your opponent want the same thing.
 The only thing that matters, is who works the hardest for it."


"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried."