Degrees and Certifications:
Interdisc. Studies from St. Mary's University K-12 PE K-12 Health
Welcome Home, Panthers! I am Coach Vela and I’m looking forward to a great school year. I am a graduate from St. Mary's University where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Math and Reading. I’m beginning my 22nd year of teaching in Middle School and have taught all 3 grade levels in several subject areas, which include Math, Science, Health and PE/Athletics. I also coach football, track and soccer.
I am married with 3 children and 2 dogs. My wife, Priscilla, is a school counselor in NISD. My oldest daughter Kristina enjoys living in Germany. Alexa will be a Junior at Reagan HS and stays busy with Student Council, HS soccer and Club soccer. Ethan, my youngest, will be a Freshman at Reagan and will stay busy playing football. My two dogs include a weimaraner, Khaleesi, and a chihuahua mix, Ralph.
In my spare time, I like to BBQ, be outdoors, watch my kids play sports and visit Disney World. A personal goal for me this year is to train so I can run the Disney Half Marathon in 2022.
I am excited to get started this school year!