Treasure Forest Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Vivian Urrutia

Vivian Urrutia
Treasure Forest Elementary School
Early Childhood - Grade 4, Bilingual

Intern Teacher Alternative Certification Program, ITACP (Houston, Texas), 2007
University Del Valle of Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, 2003

16 years total of teaching experience

Teaching History
Treasure Forest Elementary School, Spring Branch ISD, 2012-Present
Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, Houston, TX, 2007-2011
Editorial Piedra Santa, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Author Student Workbooks, 2004
Private School, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2003-2004
University Del Valle of Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Teacher Trainer 2003

In her own words…

“We as teachers have the opportunity to be more than instructors, we are councilors, helpers, friends and that is what our children need. They look for our open hearts to serve them unconditionally. “

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Urrutia is a magnificent teacher who gives her best to every one of her students and colleagues. . . . She is an inspiration as an educator and colleague, and her dedication, kindness and passion for her students are inspiring to us all.”
 – Blanca Reyes, M.Ed., Treasure Forest Elementary Principal 

“This experienced, bilingual educator has taught elementary students at both the primary and intermediate levels. She promotes excellence among her students bhy providing high quality instruction, modeling academic and behavioral expectations and encouraging parental involvement by fostering the home-school connection.”
 Shelene Livas, Treasure Forest Elementary I-Coach 

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:

Grade Team Leader Award, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, 2010-2011
Outstanding Leadership as C-Scope, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, 2010-2011
Outstanding Teacher Award, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, 2010-2011
The Most Promising Teacher of the Year Award, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, 2007-2008


Spring Branch ISD