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Getting to Know Ms. Contreras

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Ms. Contreras is an Algebra I teacher here at La Vega High School. Prior to working here, she taught math at Temple ISD. She decided to join the La Vega staff because of her husband, Mr. Contreras, works here as the criminal justice teacher, and she wanted a shorter commute to work. She became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference and felt that she could motivate students to reach their full potential by keeping expectations high. Ms. Contreras has always wanted to be a teacher but worked as an accountant for several years. If she could do another job it would be something with numbers but also interacting with people. She enjoys being here because there are lots of awesome students.

Ms. Contreras grew up in Central Texas. She is a Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband have six children and four grandchildren, they also have four dogs. She enjoys hiking, exercise, and spending time with her family and dogs. Balancing her career and family is challenging because she takes work home too much. Hobbies and interests of hers include, hiking, walking her dogs, and woodworking projects. She loves to build things and loves working with wood projects. She does not like being deceived and tries to prevent things for bugging her. Ms. Contreras treasures her relationship with Jesus Christ the most in her life.

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