Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6th ESL Certified G/T Certified
Mrs. Patricia Espinoza
Welcome, Falcon Parents! My name is Patricia Espinoza and am proud to be your child's Kindergarten teacher. This will be my 10th year teaching with 6 years in Fourth grade, 1 year in Fifth grade, and 2 years in Kindergarten. I received my degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education specializing in Early Childhood. I hold certifications in Gifted and Talented and English as a Second Language. From 2009 to 2013, I taught students from Columbia, China, Mexico, and Taiwan at the University of the Incarnate Word. In 2017, I was nominated for the prestigious Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award and received the Superintendent's Award. Last year, I was named the Hidden Forest Teacher of the Year.
My husband and I just recently celebrated 27 years of marriage and have two sons, John Thomas and Zachary. Our love for travel started while my husband served in the Army, and we lived in Germany. We have been blessed to have traveled to 9 countries, 23 states, and still counting!
I look forward to teaching Kinder and instilling the love of learning to your precious child. I believe together we can be successful in inspiring a life long learner!
Mrs. Espinoza's Virtual Campsite Schedule
7:30 - 7:45 Announcements & Morning Meeting
7:45 - 8:00 Live Phonics Lesson
8:00 - 8:25 Phonics Independent Practice & Small Group
8:25 - 8:45 Recess
8:45 - 9:00 Live Writing Lesson
9:00 - 9:30 Writing Indpendent Practice & Small Group
9:30 - 10:20 Specials (PE/Music/Art)
10:30 - 11:00 Reading Intervention & Independent Practice
11:05 - 11:40 Lunch
11:40 - 12:00 Live Math Lesson
12:00 - 12:55 Math Independent Practice & Small Group
12:55 - 1:15 Live Reading Comprehension
1:15 - 1:35 Recess
1:40 - 2:00 Live Science or Social Studies Lesson
2:00 - 2:25 Independent Science or Social Studies
2:25 - 2:55 Small Groups
3:00 - 3:30 Office Hours