Bernardo Yorba Family Welcomes Ms. Cortes


I hope to help my students achieve the goal of embracing the process of trial and error. Stated Ms. Cortes in an interview with the matador messenger about what are her goals for her students this year.

Ms. Cortes previously worked in Huntington Beach for 8th and 6th-grade science and before that she attended school at UCI (The University of California, Irvine) where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science and her master’s degree in education from the national university.  Some of her goals for others are helping others discover their passions in life just like she did “I have always wanted to help people discover their passions, because when I found mine (which is teaching) I was filled with so much joy and excitement – I felt complete!” stated Ms. Cortes when she was asked What experiences inspired you to become a teacher. She also stated that she wants to make interactions with her students to help them grow and learn when in class, some things that have been a struggle for her is she can not meet her new students and cannot interact with the staff in person. She hopes we can get back soon so she can meet everyone again soon. Ms. Cortres though has a positive

attitude with via zoom and lunch meetings with the staff via zoom she said when she was asked “What have been some rewards for you” Ms. Cortes stated that she wanted to help kids embrace their goals to “help my students achieve the goal of embracing the process of trial and error. Especially with this crazy start to the school year, we are feeling anxious, uncomfortable, and stressed. I want my students to accept the fact that they are not perfect, there will be times where we need to reflect on our “failures” and persevere. As long as are growing!” Some activities that Ms. Cortes likes to do outside of the classroom are beach volleyball, yoga, spin classes, visiting her family and dog, and trying new restaurants. Some advice that Ms. Cortes would like to share with all of her students “breathe and be patient. You have the ability to achieve great things, but it will take a good work ethic and time.” Ms. Cortes lastly stated a quote that she hopes will inspire kids to be confident and help them grow in everyday life, this is a quote from Kobe Bryant:  “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” -Kobe Bryant. Ms. Cortes said that “this quote means that despite what others may think, or the setbacks we may face, we still have within ourselves the ability and momentum to achieve great things, and in doing so we motivate others to believe in themselves.” 

Overall Ms. Cortes is an amazing teacher and hopes to help others! 

“I am very happy to part of Bernardo Yorba’s family!


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