Teacher Information

Phone: 281-634-6689


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: University of Texas - Brownsville Associates of Applied Science - Business Bachelor of Arts - English Certificates: English Language Arts - 8-12 ESL - Supplement - 8-12 SIOP - Trainer of Trainers

Ms. Maria Padilla

I have been in education for 24 years.  I graduated from the University of Texas - Brownsville.  My teaching phylosophy is that "All students can learn."  Which is why it is important for my to create a safe environment for my students to be encouraged to practice speaking, reading, writing and listening in English in my classroom.  It is only with practice that they will acquire the English language.  My goal is to make my students feel confident to learn the English language while maintaining their native language in order to make them bilingual and gain better opportunities after graduation.

As Neale Donald Walsch once said, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."  I strongly believe that every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.  I am excited to share my accomplishments with my students and hope they will one day reach greater heights.

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1:ESOL II
    Period 2:Sheltered Reading II
    Period 3:LPAC
    Period 4:Push-In Support
    Period 5:Conference
    Period 6:ESOL II
    Period 7:Sheltered Reading II

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Other days by appointment