Published : Friday, July 14, 2017 | 12:17 PM
Ms. Linda Ortega writes:
“It is an honor to be recognized as a recipient of this year’s Rotary Teachers of Excellence award. As a teacher with PUSD since 2007, I’ve had the privilege of working at Webster Elementary, Blair Middle School, Washington Elementary, as well as my current school – Washington STEAM Magnet Academy.
Over the years, I have taught Math and Science in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and 1 year of Physical Education.
I graduated from Madera High School in 1997 (Central Valley) and then moved to Los Angeles to attend California State University, Los Angeles where I earned BA in Liberal Studies plus a credential in K-8 with a Minor in English. I received my MA in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University.
Other than teaching, I love volleyball and was fortunate to attend college on a volleyball scholarship, playing at the collegiate level for 4 years. Competitions took me to places like Alaska and Hawaii. I currently coach for FORZA West Volleyball Club based out of the City of Pasadena.
I am married to Peter Ortega and live in West Covina.