Ms. Lisa Velez



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 Period (8:25-9:15) -  Conference

    2nd Period (9:20-10:05) - 6th grade English with Mrs. Castellanos

    3rd Period  (10:10 - 10:55) - 7th grade English with Ms. West

    4th Period  (11:00 - 11:45) - 8th grade reading 

    LUNCH 11:45-12:15

    5th Period  (12:20 - 1:05)-  7th grade Reading with Mrs. Maldonado

    6th Period ( 1:10 -1:55) - 6th grade Reading with Ms. Zimmerman

    7th Period ( 2:00 - 2:45) -  8th grade English with Mrs. Valdez

    8th Period (2:50-3:40) - 8th grade Reading with Mrs. Muzny 



    Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.