Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Enid Vélez
English Language Arts and ESL, 6th Grade Dual Language Academy
Conference Periods: 4th and 8th
Mrs. Vélez earned her bachelor’s degree in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of Puerto Rico Humacao Campus. She completed her master’s degree in ESL at the University of Turabo at Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Velez was an English teacher in Puerto Rico for five years and has been a Burbank Eagle since 2015. She enjoys teaching ESL students and loves to see them grow. Mrs. Vélez teaches the Newcomer students, who depend on her to teach them to communicate in English. This is her fourth year as the cluster leader of the 6th Dual Language Academy. In 2019, she was a finalist in the 2018-2019 ESL Teacher of the Year and this year her peers have elected her to be the 2021-2022 ESL Teacher of the Year for Burbank Middle School.
Mrs. Vélez’s goal as an educator is to inspire her students to enjoy reading. She wants to broaden their outlook and horizons, enhance their imaginations, and help them achieve their goals.