Ms. Isabel Valtierra

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Ms. Isabel Valtierra

Isabel Valtierra is beginning her 17th year of teaching and 2nd year in Boerne ISD at Van Raub Elementary School as the Special Education Team Leader. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with Honors. She served as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. Isabel is the first of her 11 siblings to graduate from a four year university. Ms. Valtierra previously taught in Northside ISD for a total of 15 years in the areas of Life Skills, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and 5th grade. She absolutely loves this job and has had a renewed sense of passion for teaching after coming to Boerne ISD. She served as the Destination Imagination Sponsor at Fair Oaks, where she lead 6 teams and one of which competed at State and Global finals. She will continue to be the DI sponsor at Van Raub Elementary this school year. In 2016, she became a board member for the Obwaagazi (meaning: Passion) Children’s Foundation in Jinja, Uganda. This is a school for children with special needs. She also serves as a sponsor of one of the students that attends the school. Isabel went to Uganda in the summer of 2015 and fell in love with the people. She worked as a volunteer in the Arise and Shine Children’s Orphanage, which was a humbling experience and is proud to continue to have a connection with this beautiful country. In addition, she is an avid runner. She loves to run and spreads this love to her own children. Her family hikes or runs every weekend and truly enjoy the outdoors. She recently competed in the Cocoa Half Marathon Relay in February 2018, where she placed 3rd alongside her teammate. Her philosophy in running, life and in teaching is about setting goals and meeting them. It is important for her to have goals: whether they be short or long term. It gives her a continual sense of the Pursuit of Accomplishment.