Dr. Ortiz, Burbank Middle School's 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, is a native Houstonian. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of St.Thomas in Bilingual Education and Environmental Science. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction and she has just completed her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Ortiz has been in the Houston Independent School District for sixteen years, spending the first nine years of her career as an elementary school teacher. She came to Burbank Middle School seven years ago where she has been creating science experiences for her students. She likes to build on their prior knowledge to prepare them for their future learning. She also teaches Robotics and has coached her team to 1st Place at the NASA Competition in 2021 and to 3rd Place at the FIRST Lego League tournament in 2022.
Dr. Ortiz is currently the 7th Grade Dual Language Academy Cluster Leader. Her goal is for her students to become globally aware citizens.
Congratulations to Dr. Ortiz!
NEW!!! Dr. Ortiz has been named a finalist for HISD's 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!
Read the story: Dr. Ortiz is Named a Finalist