I'm Ms. Velasquez! I’m originally from El Paso, Texas, but I have lived in Colorado since 2001. I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Colorado Denver and my master’s in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado. I worked as a journalist at a local newspaper before I became a teacher. I've been teaching since 2015, and have had the pleasure of teaching ECE through 5th grade over the years. I’m excited to continue my work as an ELA-S teacher in 5th grade at Maxwell! I enjoy reading and writing on my downtime as well as spending time with my family, traveling, running, yoga and playing with my dog, ReyRey.