Hello, I am Mrs. Ortega, and I am excited to teach another year of first grade at Rocklin Academy Gateway. This will be my sixth year teaching first grade at a charter school. I began my educational career at California State University, Stanislaus. I then continued on to receive my credential and master's degree in elementary education at the University of Phoenix. In my free time I enjoy traveling with my husband and two young daughters, as well as watching and being involved in sports.
My goal as a first grade teacher is to instill in my students the value of hard work and to assist them in working to their full potential. This will make learning exciting and will help pave their way to a fun and rewarding future! I believe that all students can learn at high levels. Having fun is key in my classroom and it only makes learning become that much easier for my students. Welcome incoming first grade students!!!