Mr. Jose Buendia

Phone: (409) 761-6470

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Law Universidad del Rosario, Bogota – Colombia Bilingual Generalist EC-6 Secondary Spanish Technology Applications EC-12

Mr. Jose Buendia

Years of experience: 11 years

I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I studied law and graduated from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota. I lived in Australia where I started teaching Spanish as a second language. Later, I had the opportunity to teach Spanish in Galveston at Austin Middle School where I worked for eight years. Once I had my bilingual certification I started working as a Bilingual Teacher at Burnet Elementary. This is my third year at Burnet Elementary and I am very excited to be a third- grade bilingual teacher! I expect my students to read at grade level showing enjoyment for reading and writing.

I live with my wife Cristina who is also a teacher and with my daughter Maria who will be a senior this year. I love outdoor activities and spending time with my family at a theme park!

Nací en Bogotá, Colombia. Estudié leyes y me gradué de la Universidad del Rosario en Bogotá. Viví en Australia donde comencé a enseñar español como segunda lengua. Posteriormente, tuve la oportunidad de enseñar español en Galveston en la escuela Austin Middle School durante ocho años. ¡Este es mi tercer año en Burnet Elementary y estoy muy emocionado de ser maestro de tercer grado! Mi expectativa es que mis estudiantes tengan un nivel de lectura adecuado para su curso y que demuestren gusto por la lectura y la escritura.

Vivo con mi esposa Cristina quien es también maestra y mi hija María quien va a ir al último grado de la secundaria. ¡Me encantan las actividades al aire libre e ir a los parques de diversiones con mi familia!