Degrees and Certifications:

University of Tennessee at Martin - continuing Earth Science Bachelor's Degree, 2005-2006 Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN - Master's of Eduction in Administration and Supervision, 1996-1997 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN - Grades 1-8 Elementary Endorsement, 1999 McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA - Bachelor's of Art in Special Education, 1987-1990

Ms. Michelle Ortego


 Hello Everyone and Welcome Back to School!

  I am so excited to start this school year in a new school system!

My teaching experience:

I have taught special education at Vinton Middle School in Vinton, Louisiana from 1/1991-12/991, then moved to northern Alabama in 12/1991. Next, I had obtained a job at Blanche School in Taft, Tennessee working as a Special Education Teacher (1-8) for seven years; then as a Fifth Grade teacher for seven years (from 8/1992-5/20060). In 2006, I moved back to Sulphur, Louisiana and taught Middle School Science (Grades 6th-8th) from 1/2007-5/2016, then a Special Education Teacher until 7/6/2021.

I have one son who I love very much and who is my world. We have one cat, Annie, whom we had adopted. She is a spicy mix of love and aggression.

After all these years, I still love teaching and learning.

Thanks for reading! More to come.