Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 634-3520


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts, Teaching Bachelor of Arts, History Associates Degree, History Associates Degree, Liberal Arts

Mrs. Jennifer Orpitelli Gurnea

I am a 2007 graduate of UCLA where I earned a B.A. in History. In 2008, I graduated from UC, Irvine, with an M.A. in Teaching and teaching credentials in History and English. I am entering my 4th year as a doctoral student at Texas A&M University. This is my 9th year in FBISD (15th overall) and my 4th here at Travis (I was previously a 7th/9th grade ELA teacher for over a decade).

I proudly employ AVID strategies to help students focus their study skills to find success not only in high school, but in college, too. I am open to feedback about lesson content and teaching strategies because I hope to engage all learners in taking ownership of their education.


Overall, I have high expectations for personal accountability in the classroom. To that end, I post my Term Calendars on Schoology at the beginning of each term, and I encourage students to email me directly with any questions or to ask for help locating resources for class. In addition, I will do everything in my power to help ALL learners access the material to learn social studies!


Please feel free to email me ANYTIME if you need something--if I don't get back to you within 24 hours, I may have accidentally overlooked your email, but don't fret! Send "2nd Attempt" in the subject and I'll get back to you ASAP :)



Teacher Schedule

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    Period 3: conference (9:20 - 10:30)
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Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Tuesday after school (2:50-3:30), room P203


    Wednesday, before school (7:00-7:25) room P203


    *or by appointment, see me or email me