My name is Krystal Cortez. I have been a Science Teacher in FBISD since 1998. I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 1995. I lived in a few awesome major cities before I made Houston, Texas my permanent home. I am married with 3 children: 2 grown and one up and coming.
I have a few past times and passions that keep me busy. The first of them is The Arts: painting, sketching, graphic design and photography. My philosophy is that if you can see the "World" as it really is, then you can teach about anything in it. I have been involved in art since the age of 7, when my Aunt Linda taught me how to draw a batch of grapes with pastel chalks.
Passion number 2, but not second at all, is my involvement in animal rescue. I have been involved in animal rescue for many years. Had my heart broken OFTEN because I couldn't save them all. My favorite dog in the world is the Dachshund, a.k.a. the Wiener Dog. I have 5 Little Dachshunds, all special needs in one way or another. All rescued from homes that didn't want them anymore.
I am a diehard ASTROS fan, plastered with the love of the YANKEES. During the summer, you will most likely find me, my daughter and my husband at Minutemaid Park for a game or event. I have memorobilia from the 50's to present, but not all proudly displayed yet. My favorite experiences involve scoping out the ballparks during practice. A lot of magic happens at that time, such as getting signatures and meeting the players.
Last to be said.... As a teacher, I might not bring out every student's inner star. A star which shines so brightly that shades are necessary. But I can find something wonderful about each and everyone that sits in my class and help them define themselves in their own uniqueness.