Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Maggie Portillo
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I was born, an army brat, not too far from here in Fort Hood, TX. I graduated from University of Texas - Permian Basin with a BA in Language Arts and Reading, as well as an additional certificate in Speech. I taught in West Texas for 12 years before moving to Kerrville. This is now my 16th year of teaching and every year feels new. I am so excited for the new school year and opportunity to work with each and every one of your children. I am married to Michael Portillo and a mom to two amazing children - one in high school (Caleb), the other in junior high (Makaya). In addition to teaching, I work with youth at Notre Dame Catholic Church. I teach Academic English II, PreAP English II and enjoy working as the sponsor of Cheer for Tivy. I have taught senior English, sophomore English, AVID and embedded Speech curriculum. I have spent time over the years as a junior class sponsor/prom organizer, sophomore class sponsor, and cheer sponsor. It seriously seems like yesterday when I began this journey. I love leading students, challenging them to be better than their best, and encouraging them to reach their full potential. I am truly passionate about my job and all of the lives that you entrust to me each day. I am so proud to work in a district where teachers enjoy collaboration, receive constant support from parents, administration and the district, and where student achievement is always our goal.