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About Me

Educational History:

I am a graduate of Eastern New Mexico.

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education

    Elementary Education


Classroom Teacher Grades EC-4, Bilingual Generalist Spanish (EC-4),  Special Education (Pre-k-12)

Professional Development:

Dyslexia Intervention Program, 19th Annual Elementary Literacy Institute, FISD 2014 Engagement Conference, Annette Breaux, The I-pad Academy, Differentiated Filtering Level II,  Identifying Dyslexia: Assessment Training with Linda Sullivan, Dyslexia Overview 2014, Report Writing for Dyslexia: Pulling the Data Together for a Comprehensive Picture (1-12)

Current Position:

 I just finished my 15th year at Friona I.S.D. This year I am teaching 2nd. Grade Bilingual at the Elementary Building. 


Previous Position:

I started off at Bovina I.S. D.  in a Resource classroom.  I worked there for 7 years.  I joined Clovis Municipal Schools for 31/2 years.  I taught 3rd. grade 1/2 year and 2nd grade for 3 years.  I went back to Bovina for 1 year then later I taught for Roosevelt Elementary in Lubbock, Texas,  grades 2nd.,3rd,.4th and 5th. Then I was blessed to become a part of Friona I.S.D. I taught Headstart for 2 years then Kindergarten Bilingaul for 9 years.  I taught Dyslexia for 4 years at friona I.S.D. This year I will be teaching 2nd. Grade Bilingual.

Family Information:

Yes, I am married to John Ortiz.  February 10th 2018 will be our 45 wedding anniversary. We have four children, all grown.  We have 10 grandchildren.  Our two oldest grandsons are attending Texas Tech.  We do not have any pets.

Personal Information:

I like to travel and explore new places and experiences.  I like to draw and like plants.  

Estela Ortiz

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