Phone: (210) 662-2210

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Business Administration Management Certified in EC-12 Physical Education, EC-12 LOTE-Spanish, Generalist 4-8

Mr. Lucio Velasquez

Bienvenidos! Mi nombre es Señor Velasquez. I am the Spanish 1 & 2 Teacher here at Metzger Middle School. It is a pleasure to be your child's Spanish teacher this year.

I am starting my 10th year of being an educator! I am a Native Spanish speaker and grew up in a Mexican-American home.

I love teaching Spanish and I try to bring much of my culture into the classroom as possible. I love to listen to music; therefore, I try to incorporate that in my classroom. I enjoy teaching about cultural differences and traditions and have fun while learning a new language. I believe that a good education shapes not only minds but hearts as well. Learning a different language and traditions, especially at a young age, can make students more cultural appreciative and incorporate that respect into their daily and future lives. My biggest joy is to see that self-confidence build up and put into practice when we role-play skits in our class, or when a student tells me that they were able to use what we learned in class and talked to somebody in Spanish!

Learning a new language can be intimidating, but I believe that my enthusiastic, cultural approach to teaching Spanish enables students to acquire language skills in a manner that keeps them interested and motivated.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my wife, Rebekah, and my 2-year old son, Levi. My hobbies include exercising & weight lifting, barbecuing, and playing my instruments.