Hi! My name is Maria Padilla and I am very excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher. I am in my 11th year of teaching at Myers Elementary.
I am originally from a small town in Nicaragua (Central America), named Leon. I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2001 with a BBA in Managment with an International Concentration. After graduation, I decided to become a teacher and I enrolled in the Alternative Certification Program through Region 20 and I obtained my certification in Bilingual Early Childhood Education. I received my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Reading this summer from the University of Concordia Texas.
I have been happily married for 14 years and I am a mother of two wonderful children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my wonderful boxer "Charlly" and going to the movies. I also enjoy shopping, reading and baking.
I have always enjoyed working with children and I especially love teaching kindergarten! I look forward to having a wonderful year!!