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iHi, I'm Ms. Velez and I'm so excited to be your child's fourth grade reading, writing and social studies teacher this year. I will be working as the lead teacher for the 4th grade amazing team at HPG.  I received my B.A. in elementary education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and my M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas State University. I also work as a adjunct professor at the college level teaching media technology and additionally, work for Google as one of their Technology Google Trainers.  So I train educators all over the country become Google Savvy.  My conference time is 1:10 - 2:05 please feel free to contact me: mayra.velez@tisd.org or 254-215-6100.  My teaching style is more student centered then teacher lead because the students are responsible for their learning, more motivated, engaged, and academically successful. My motto is simple, "It doesn't matter where you come from or your race because if you study, work hard, and live right then you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do."  I believe that we have to approach education with the determination to affect each and every one of our students. The mentality of achieving "success" after reaching one child isn't enough. I approach each year with the knowledge that I have only one school year to make a life's worth of difference in each child in that classroom and I give it everything I've got!

 
Hola, soy la Sra. Vélez y estoy muy feliz de ser la maestra de lectura, escritura y estudios sociales de cuarto grado de su hijo este año. Trabajaré como maestra principal para el increíble equipo de 4º grado en HPG. Recibí mi B.A. en educación primaria de la Universidad de Mary Hardin-Baylor y mi M.Ed. en Tecnología Educativa de la Universidad Estatal de Texas. También trabajo como profesor adjunto a nivel universitario enseñando tecnología de medios y, además, trabajo para Google como uno de sus entrenadores de tecnología de Google. Por eso, capacito a educadores de todo el país para que se conviertan en Google Savvy. Mi tiempo de conferencia es 1:10 - 2:05 por favor no dude en contactarme:  mayra.velez@tisd.org o 254-215-6100. Mi estilo de enseñanza está más centrado en el estudiante que en el maestro porque los estudiantes son responsables de su aprendizaje, más motivados, comprometidos y académicamente exitosos. Mi lema es simple: "No importa de dónde vengas o tu raza, porque si estudias, trabajas duro y vives bien, puedes lograr cualquier cosa que te propongas". Creo que tenemos que abordar la educación con la determinación de afectar a todos y cada uno de nuestros alumnos. La mentalidad de lograr el "éxito" después de llegar a un hijo no es suficiente. Me acerco a cada año sabiendo que solo tengo un año escolar para marcar la diferencia en la vida de cada niño en ese salón de clases y ¡doy todo lo que tengo!
 

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