Ms. Katiuska D. Ballestas

Phone: (281) 634-4725


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelors of Science Certifications: Elementary Reading Grades (1-8) Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-8) English as a Second Language Grades (PK-8) Early Childhood Education Grades (PK-KG)

Ms. Katiuska D. Ballestas

Born in Colombia, South America, my family immigrated to Houston when I was 5 years old.  I have called Houston home ever since then.  I enjoy reading and traveling, and I am learning to knit.  I graduated from University of Houston Clearlake in 2002.  This is my 17th year teaching.  My first 11 years of teaching were in HISD and the last six years in FBISD.  I taught kindergarten for 8 years and the last 7 years I have taught third grade.  I am ESL and GT certified.

My philosophy in teaching is that if you set the bar high and give students  the tools they need with enthusiasm, every child will surpass the high bar of excellence.  Every child can attain their DREAMS if we teach them to THINK BIG!!!!


Teacher Schedule

  • 8:00 – 8:15 Unpack; Announcements

    8:15 – 9:00 DOL Vocabulary Spelling

    9:00– 10:25 Reading and Writing

    10:25 – 10:55 Enrichment/Intervention

    10:55- 11:25 Recess

    11:25- 11:55 Lunch

    11:55 – 1:15 Math

    1:15 – 2:00 Science & Health

    2:00-2:25 Social Studies

    2:25 – 3:15 Outclass (S.T.E.A.M, Music, Library, PE, Art)

    3:15- 3:25 Dismissal

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Tuesdays 
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.