The 2020 TELA Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The conference will host a variety of exciting educational workshops for K-12 teachers. Breakfast and lunch will be served and CPEs will be provided. More information to come!
TEI believes that teachers are the frontline of our nation’s future. Our mission is to create a network of empowered educational professionals who work collaboratively to improve K-12 STEM education by:
Providing advanced professional development opportunities
Establishing collegial networks of teacher mentors
Targeting key strategies for the advancement of STEM education
Connecting K-12 educators to the science community
Supporting an engaged teacher-driven culture that promotes continued professional growth
Mr. Smith teaches teachers how to use NASA STEM resources within their classrooms. He focuses on minority serving intuitions and is passionate about empowering teachers and students. He has a proven track record in helping students overcome obstacles and get into scholarship programs within top-ranking intuitions. We are very excited to have him at the Spring Conference!
2019 Teacher of the Year
Diana Natividad, M.Ed.
Born and raised in San Antonio Diana graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology at St. Mary’s University. She started working in the San Antonio Independent School District two decades ago. Ms. Natividad has spent all her twenty teaching years as an eighth-grade science teacher at Longfellow Middle School. Throughout her career, Diana has sat on many committees both at campus and district levels, headed her department for a spell, was a TELA teacher leader, presented at several professional conferences, and recently she has acquired a Master Teacher position on her campus.