Phone: 830 357-3182
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Secondary Education 6-12 Language Arts 6-12 ESL
Barbara Candelaria-Beltran is beginning her 29th year in education and her second year at Boerne Middle School North. She teaches 8th grade on-level, and Pre-AP Reading. She's taught high school and middle school English and Reading to Gifted and Talented, Pre-AP, on-level, remedial and ESL students. She was also an ESL Professional Developer for seven years. Prior to teaching at BMSN, she taught in El Paso, San Antonio, and Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Beltran is passionate about getting students to learn to enjoy reading by using different strategies to help her students think through what they are reading. She believes in teaching to the "whole child," embracing every student with everything they come with; teaching them to utilize their strengths and learning ways of compensating to overcome their weaknesses. She strives to guide ALL her students to work towards experiencing that feeling of success in her class.
Mrs. Beltran graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education/English, Reading, Speech, and Journalism. After she began teaching, she found she had a passion for teaching Enlgish Language Learners and continued her education to receive her supplemental ESL certificate.
She and her husband enjoy working out and watching football games and movies together. She loves visiting and spending time with her son and his family and her two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys looking for things to remodel around the house and reading.