Raquel VelozCounselor

    Undergraduate Education
    B. A. in Spanish and B.A. in Secondary Education
    Graduate Education
    M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy

    PPS Credential
    Awards and Recognitions

    A quote that inspires me
    “Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir
    Being outdoors, spending time with family/friends, and watching foreign films.
    Who was your favorite teacher and why?
    My favorite teacher was my maternal grandmother, Benita.  She taught in Mexico for 40 years and was strict but always fair.  She always went above and beyond to help her students, and even spent her last years after she retired helping the children in her neighborhood to read and write.  My grandmother was the reason I decided to teach in the first place because as a child, I always wanted to be the caring and amazing teacher she had been for so many years.
    I think all of my students should read…
    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
    Cuando todo este peor, más tenemos que insistir. No desistas.
    Who is/are your hero(es)?
    My parents and my grandmothers.