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: firstname.lastname@example.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!