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Burbank's Dr. Ortiz is a Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Dr Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz is Named a Finalist!

Dr. Alejandra Ortiz, one of Burbank's Superstar Teachers and our current Teacher of the Year, has been honored as one of the three finalists for HISD's 2021-2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year!


A native Houstonian, Dr. Ortiz has been with HISD for more than sixteen years, beginning her career as an elementary school teacher. An avid learner, Dr. Ortiz has completed a master's degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum, and recently completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. She has also completed training in Robotics at the Carnegie Mellon Institution. 


Dr. Ortiz is a firm advocate of education as the vehicle to improve our children's future prospects. She works closely with our immigrant population, bringing new ideas to our school, such as "Programming as a Second Language", in order to open their horizons and stimulate their imagination. 

Dr Ortiz posing for her protrait

We congratulate Dr. Ortiz on being singled out for this honor and wish her all the luck in the world!