Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to the 2021-2022 school year at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary. As I reflect on last school year, I am so proud of the resilience shown by our students, teachers, and parents. I am in awe when I look at what we were able to achieve within our new norm “be it virtually or in person” at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary.

I hope to build on the support, successes, and determination of last year and look forward to our continued partnership.

The excitement continues at MCBE’s Movie Production Company, Where We Are the Directors of our DREAMS. There is always something magical about creating and producing at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary.

  • At the ECC, the directors (teachers), with the assistance of their cast members (students/actors), will be working on the production of Alice in Wonderland because at the ECC it is a wonderful place to begin our learning adventure.
  • First grade will be working on the production of Zootopia, where anyone can be anything.
  • Second Grade will be all about The Jungle Book because learning is a bare necessity.
  • Third Grade will focus on The Lion King where there will be no worries on their educational journey.
  • Fourth Grade will be flying on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin because fourth grade will be a fabulous journey.
  • Fifth Grade’s final production at MCBE will be Moana because there is no telling how far they’ll go.

Rest assured we will follow an actor’s mantra, where it’s not always about talent. Being the best actor is not always the way to win the role. Sometimes, being a fully well-rounded person with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic can surpass talent. As the Executive Producer at our amazing Movie Production Company, I will ensure that this mantra drives each and every one of us in our educational journey to excellence.


Maritza Correa, Principal