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 and speak sign language. I graduated from University of Houston Clearlake in 2002. This is my 18th year teaching. My first 11 years of teaching were in HISD and the last six years in FBISD. I taught kindergarten for 8 years, third for 8 yrs, and last year I taught second 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. Building great relationships with students, parents, and other teachers is the key to success!