My name is Gina Ortiz. I am very excited to be your child’s third grade teacher this year. I am from California and grew up in the San Diego area. I graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2010 with a degree in liberal studies. I also received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the same university. This will be my 3rd year of teaching. I have taught a 3/4 combo (third/fourth grade) and first grade. I love being a teacher and watching my students grow as they learn throughout the year.
Our classroom is going to be a place where your child feels comfortable to take risks as they learn. I also feel it is important for students to be actively engaged in what they are learning. Our classroom will be a student-centered environment dedicated to the individual success of each student.
A little about me:
- Love dogs, but don't have one at the moment
- Proud Aunt of a 1-year-old niece
- Youngest of 4 siblings
- Grew up in San Diego, but my dad's family is from Phoenix
- Love Mexican food
- Enjoy doing crafts
I look forward to getting to know each student in third grade this year. We are going to have an amazing year in Third Grade!
Third Grade Rocks!