Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Political Science, Slippery Rock University Minor in Russian EC-12 Special Education

Ms. Lisa Velez

I graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Russian. After graduating from college, I entered the graduate program in Slavic Languages and Literature at Ohio State University. While I was a graduate student, I had the opportunity to study in Moscow for several months. Instead of returning to Ohio after completing my program in Russia, I found employment at the American Embassy in Moscow; I lived there for five years.

When I left Moscow, I traveled for some time and then found employment in New York City. I moved to San Antonio in early 2002 and began teaching a few years later. Teaching is not my first profession, but it is my most rewarding one. My goal as a teacher is to inspire students to reach their full potential. This is my 14th year at Tejeda Middle School as a special education teacher.  I love working with students and helping them achieve their goals. 

I have a daughter attending Madison High School. We are both proud to be part of NEISD. 


"Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts."  Leo Tolstoy


Class Schedule


    1ST 8:30 - 9:35 English 6th Grade with Mrs. Waters

    2nd 9:45 - 10:50 English 7th Grade with Mrs. West

    CONFERENCE 11:00-12:05

    LUNCH 12:10 - 12:40

    4th  12:45 -1:50 Reading 6th grade with Mrs. Gatison


    5TH 8:30-9:35  Period Reading 6th Grade with Mrs. Gatison

    6th 9:45 - 10:50 Period English 6th Grade with Mrs. Waters

    7th Period - 11:00-12:05 English 8th Grade with Ms. Guenther

    Lunch 12:10-12:40

    8th Period English 12:45- 1:50 7th Grade with Mrs. West


    Conference Period: Thursday 2:40 to 3:40



     Wednesdays and Thursdays : 1:55-2:40