Phone: 210-407-1600


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Science in Educational Administration ESL Certified

Mrs. Vela

Howdy! My name is Gloria Renee Vela. I go by my middle name Renee :). I am pleased to be a part of the Canyon Ridge Coyote family.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enrich your child's life. I have been teaching for 26 years. I received my master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. My philosophy of teaching is that all children can succeed if given the opportunity. Give a child something they feel confident in and there isn't anything they will not attempt. Corpus Christi, Texas is where I was born and raised, but decided to move to San Antonio in 1999. San Antonio is an amazing city with endless possibilities. I have the most amazing husband and three incredible kids Samuel 30 yrs., Dani 27 yrs., and Sierra 25 yrs. old. I can't forget to mention that I have my own grumpy cat - Willowmena and Super silly Garfield looking cat "Wilson." My kids are my life!
My goal is to see your child grow and succeed in 5th grade at Canyon Ridge Elementary School. GO COYOTES!!!

Class Schedule

  • 5th Grade Schedule: Virtual and In-Person (Subject to change)

    7:15-7:40 Breakfast

    7:40-7:55 Morning Mtg (15m)

    7:55-8:10 Reading Mini-Lesson (15m)

    8:10-9:20 Reading-Ind Practice and Sm Grp Support  (70m)

    9:20-9:35 Math Mini-Lesson (15m)

    9:35-10:35 Math (60m) Independent Practice/Sm Grp

    *Hyper Accelerated math students will meet with their virtual teacher from 9:30-10:30

    9:35-10:50 Social Studies Mini-lesson (15m)10:50-11:20 SS Ind Practice (30m)

    11:20-11:35 Science Mini-lesson (15m)

    11:35-12:10 Science Ind practice (30m)

    5th Gr Links 12:10-1:00 (50 min)

    1:00-1:35 Intervention/Enrichment (35m)

    5th Gr Lunch 1:35-2:05

    5th Gr Recess 2:05-2:35

    2:35-2:55 Writing Mini-Lesson & Practice (20m)