Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of General Studies EC-6 Generalist
Mrs. Leslie A. Velasquez
Hello, My name is Leslie A. Velasquez. I am so excited to be your child's 1st grade teacher this year. I am happily married and have 3 wonderful children. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. I enjoy reading books and listening to music. I am new to the San Antonio area and I'm excited to be part of a wonderful school and district. Teaching is my passion and I have 16 years of educational experience. I worked as an instructional assistant for 7 years before becoming a certified teacher. I began my educational career by teaching 1st grade and taught that for 5 years. The last 4 years I was 3rd grade teacher. All of my educational career has been with Mercedes ISD. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from UTPA and went through an alternative teaching program ACTRGV to obtain my teaching certification. I have heard wonderful things about the school and am happy to be a part of the El Dorado family. I am beyond excited for this new start at a new school and to be back working as a 1st grade teacher. I hope to inspire your child to love learning and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments throughout the year. I am excited to be a part of your child's educational path and I'm eager for the school year to begin.