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 where I worked for several years. This was a dream come true for me. 

I worked in New York City after leaving Moscow and moved to San Antonio in early 2002. I was blessed to become a teacher in Special Education. My goal as a teacher is to inspire students to reach their full potential. This is my 15th year at Tejeda Middle School as a special education teacher.  I love working with students and helping them achieve their goals. 

My daugther graduated from high school in NEISD two years ago. I am so happy she was raised in NEISD schools. 


"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 Period - Conference

    2nd Period - 8th Grade History with Coach Pannell

    3rd/4th Periods - 7th Grade ELAR with Mrs. Maldonado


    5/6 Periods - 6th Grade ELAR with Mrs. Waters

    7th Period - 7th Grade ELAR with Mrs. Maldonado

    8th Period - 7th Grade ELAR with Mrs. Bryer




    Thursday afternoon

    Friday morning