Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - Social Science Masters in Education - Curriculum & Instruction

Mrs. Urmi Upadhyaya (ooh-pod-yaai)


This is my 10th year of teaching and my 4th year here at RPHS. I love teaching geography and bringing a global perspective to freshmen. I feel that it is important for us to be aware of the dynamic world around us and do our part in creating an awareness that allows us to cultivate global citizenship. It is important to be life-long learners and I want my students to be amazed by all that is happening in our world.

I was born and raised in Chicago but I now call Houston home. Aside from teaching, I enjoy baking, traveling and exploring the world with my husband and 3 daughters. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning! Go Panthers!


My Schedule 2022-2023

1st period - AP Human Geography (APHG)

2nd period - AP Human Geography 

3rd period - AP Human Geography 

4th period - AP Human Geography 

5th period - AAC World Geography 

6th period - Conference 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm 

7th period - AAC World Geography


  • Tutorial Times - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-3:25pm

    Conference Hour - 6th period from 1:05pm- 1:50pm

    The best way to reach is me by email at:

    You can also message me on Schoology.