Campus Elementary 2016 Teacher of the Year - Vivian Urrutia

Vivian Urrutia
Treasure Forest Elementary
2nd Grade - Reading & Language Arts Bilingual Teacher


Alternative Certification, Generalist and Bilingual Supplemental, Early Childhood through 4th Grade
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University Del Valle of Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2003

Teaching History

Treasure Forest Elementary, 2012-Present
Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, Houston, Texas, 2007-2012
Monte Carmelo Catholic School, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1997-2003
Escuela Rural Mixta Las Mercedes, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1988-1996

Total Years in Education - 24 Years

In her own words . . .

“My passion in teaching is what gives me the strength to wake up every day, no matter what I am facing in my personal life, because I know my students will be waiting for me to have fun in learning in a safe and lovely environment.”

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Urrutia is a joy. She is beyond caring of those that she works with and her scholars that she works for—daily. She will go out of her way to bring a smile, ease a burden, or show concern for anyone struggling. She is thoughtful, loving, and just a bit sentimental. She is an overall outstanding human being.”

– Aaron Dominguez, Treasure Forest Elementary Principal

“She works hard to meet the needs of her students by creating lessons that bring learning to life. Vivian is a passionate educator who is knowledgeable, dependable, and always willing to improve her craft. She is an experienced team leader and her easy going, flexible nature makes her a joy to work with on a daily basis.”

– Shelene Livas, Housman Elementary iCoach


Spring Branch ISD