Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Urmi Upadhyaya (ooh-pod-yaai)


This is my 11th year of teaching and my 5th 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, dancing, and exploring the world with my husband and 3 daughters. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning! Go Panthers!

Items needed for AP Human Geography -

  • Pencils & Pens (blue or black, red)
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • 1” or 1.5 ” Binder with side pockets
  • Pkg. of looseleaf paper (college ruled)
  • 70 page spiral notebook to take notes
  • 8 Dividers with tabs (to divide notes into units)
  • AMSCO Human Geography review book (strongly recommended; available on Amazon or on Perfection Learning)

My Schedule 2023-2024:

1st period - AP Human Geography (APHG)

2nd period - AP Human Geography 

3rd period - AP Human Geography 

4th period - Conference Period 10:26am - 11:14am

5th period - AP Human Geography

6th period - AP Human Geography

7th period - AP Human Geography


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

    Conference Hour - 4th period from 10:30am- 11:15am

    The best way to reach me is by email at:

    You can also message me on Schoology.