Language Academy Teacher
I am a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University.
Bachelor of Arts in Education Elementary Education
Classroom Teacher Grades EC-4, Bilingual Generalist Spanish (EC-4), Special Education (Pre-k-12)
English as a Second Language Grade (EC-12)
I graduated from Eastern New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I started off at Bovina I.S. D. in a Resource classroom. I worked there for 7 years. I taught in a Magnet Bilingual School called La Casita Elementary for 3 years at Clovis, New Mexico. I also taught Special Education in a Resource Room for 3 years at Roosevelt ISD at Lubbock, Texas. I joined Friona ISD in 2004. I taught Pre-k for 2 years, then I taught in a Bilingual Kindergarten class room for 9 years. I was the School District Dyslexia teacher for 4 years in the Elementary. This is my 16th year at Friona I.S.D.
This year I am privileged to have this wonderful opportunity where together with our Administrators, Superintendent and School Board we will be implementing a new program called the Language Academy.
I am also the LPAC Coordinator for Friona Primary School.
I was the District Dyslexia Intervention Teacher for 4 years at the Elementary.
This year I am the Language Academy teacher for Primary and Elementary. I am also the LPAC Coordinator for the Primary Building.
I am married to a very Special man named John Ortiz. February 10th 2018 was our 45 Wedding Anniversary. We were blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter. We have 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. We have a granddaughter who is a Senior this year, we also have another granddaughter who is a Sophomore, both our granddaughters represent Friona ISD proudly as they are both Cheerleaders. We have a grandson in 8th grade, one in 7th and another grandson in 5th. We also have a granddaughter who goes to school at Vega I.S.D. We have 2 other grandchildren who attend Frenship I.S.D. Our oldest grandson is a graduate from Texas Tech. Our other grandson is attending Texas Tech also. We do not have any pets.
I like to travel and explore new places and experiences. I also love to spend time with our children and grandchildren. Family is very important to us both. I like to draw and like plants. I enjoy teaching and interacting with children.