- Category: Local News
- Published: Friday, May 31 2013 08:00
- Written by Carina A. Brunson
Brenda Ochoa, La Joya Independent School District’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, has always loved school. She said she remembers rushing to catch the school bus every morning. She was unconditionally devoted to school.
“The gravel road that separated my residence in Peñitas and the yellow school bus stretched out to what seemed like infinity,” says Ochoa.
Her mother’s voice would linger in her thoughts throughout the day, “Always try your best, mija.”
Ochoa grew up as the second oldest of seven children. By being the second child, she says she developed patience, listening skills and multi-tasking attributes.