Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Certified in early childhood to 4th grade ESL certified
Ms. Mayra Cortez
This is my 3rd year here at Vineyard Ranch and in San Antonio, I started out here in 2nd grade where I was for 2 great years. This year I had the pleasure of being moved to 3rd grade, which is coming home for me. This is my 14th year of teaching and I really love it. Teaching children is my passion and not only does your child become my student but they also become part of my family. Thank you for sharing! :-)
Before coming to Vineyard Ranch I taught in the suburbs of Dallas in a little city called Lewisville. I spent 11 wonderful years teaching at a school that I absolutely love. I taught from 4th grade all the way down to Pre-k. Yes, you heard that right, Pre-K. Having the experience of all the greats ages I taught, 3rd grade has been the one I enjoyed the most. I also did some Instructional coaching for several years which was helping teachers become excellent teachers for their schools. I found my way back into the classroom when I moved here to San Antonio and this is really where my heart is, with kids.
I am originally from El Paso, TX, but I grew up in Lubbock Tx, then I spent most of my days in the Dallas area. I decided to make the move to San Antonio to take care of my very loved mother. I have several nieces and nephews here but mostly take care of the little ones, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. So when you hear me talk about kids, it will be them.