Degrees and Certifications:
MS in Counseling (Southern Methodist University) BA in Spanish for Language Teaching (University of Texas at Austin)
Maria del Mar Ortiz
I go by Señorita Ortiz and I have been part of the Plano West Wolfpack since I first started teaching in 2009. That year I taught Spanish 3 in the mornings at West and Spanish 3H in the afternoons at Plano Senior. The following three years I taught Spanish 2H and 3H at Shepton. I rejoined the Wolfpack in the 2013-2014 school year.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Texas at the age of 14. I love teaching the Spanish language and culture, but I enjoy learning just as much, as I consider myself a life-long learner. I hope that my class motivates students to continue learning and using Spanish, and that it promotes a Global Citizen mentality.
1st period - 5th period: AP Spanish Language and Culture
6th period: Conference
7th period: Spanish 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays - after school (4:15 pm)
Wednesdays - A lunch