Burbank Middle School
Mrs. Vélez was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, but was raised in the town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. She earned her bachelor degree in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of Puerto Rico Humacao Campus. She completed a master’s degree in ESL at the University of Turabo at Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Vélez held various jobs while attending college, but she began her teaching career as soon as she graduated. She was an English teacher with the Department of Education in Puerto Rico for five years. This is her third year with HISD and at 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!