My name is Rosalva Vela, and I was born and raised in Donna,Tx . I graduated from UTPA in Edinburg in 1989 with a BS degree in education. Along with that, I also received a bilingual certification. My teaching career began in PSJA where I taught for six years. In 1995 my husband and I moved to California where I taught first grade for two years. Finally, in 2000, we returned to the Valley with our two beautiful daughters. Then in 2001, I was offered a job to teach 4th grade with HCISD where I have been for the past 15 years.