Carla Ortiz
photo of Carla OrtizHello, my name is Carla Ortiz, I am 40 years old, I have been married to my wonderful husband for 20 years and we have two sons and a beautiful grandson. I graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 1999 and from there I went off to work instead of going to college. One day I decided to stop working and go back to school but I was not too sure what I wanted to, so I went into Dental Assisting. After I graduated, I worked as a Dental Assistant for a while, then I went back to my old job because of the pay. Then six years later I decided to come and work for the WLV school district. I started as a cook but on the very first day I said that I was going back to school to become a teacher. So, I continued working as a cook and went back to school. Then I transferred to WLV Early Head Start in August 2021, and I am going to school at NMHU (New Mexico Highlands University) to receive my BA in Elementary education. Being a teacher is something that I have always wanted to do since I was a little girl. I love teaching children; I love watching them learn and grow. It makes me proud to know that someday those kids will look back and say, "Teacher Carla was my teacher".