Sylvia Ortega has been teaching at West Valley since 1997. She was born and raised in California by immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico. She enjoys visiting family and friends there as often as possible. Sylvia received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish with a Special Emphasis in Ethnic Studies from Santa Clara University and a Masters degree in TESOL from San Jose State University. While she teaches English to her students, she learns about their culture and customs. Sylvia currently lives in San Jose with her family.

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M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
San Jose State University

B.A., Spanish - Special Emphasis in Ethnic Studies
Santa Clara University


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