Mrs. Portera's

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Sharks are welcome to swim here!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Email: lportera@alvinisd.net

Campus Phone #: (281) 245 - 4198

Room #: G116

Conference Hours: 3rd period (9:18 - 10:09) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Tutorial Schedule:

  • Tuesday 3:00 - 3:30
  • Wednesday 6:50-7:20
  • Thursday 3:00 - 3:30
  • Other times by appointment and/or assigned

University Alma Mater: University of the Philippines, Cebu Normal University, University of the Visayas, and Jackson State University

Bohol Philippines' main attractions namely Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, Loboc River, beautiful beaches. and delicious food and delicacies.

About Me

I am born on a Wednesday at about 3:00 AM in our humble home in Jagna, Bohol Philippines . I am raised by teachers - my Papa Ely was an Industrial Arts teacher while my Mama Luz taught 3rd through 5th graders. I have two older siblings. My brother Jay and his wife Ate Neng are both nurses in Methodist Hospital. Their son Noah is at E.A. Lawhon Elementary. My sister Ria and her husband Givy currently resides in Cebu Philippines working as an account analyst and private contractor (engineer).

I moved to the US in 2008 to teach in East Carroll Parish in Lake Providence, Lousiana. In 2013, I moved to teach in Madison County Schools in Canton, Mississippi. I became a Portera after marrying a southern gentleman and passionate Italian husband, Matt. With Matt, I gained another set of wonderful parents - Daddy Johny and Mommy Linda, who lives in Greenville, Mississippi. Matt's brothers Sam and Luke are also married to two beautiful teachers, Michelle and Meredith. We left behind 5 sweet nieces and nephews - Ella Kate (our Bug Expert), Alex (our Dancer), Rowan (our Disney Princess), and Baby Holland (our little Doll).

I have friends all over the world. They are the family I gained from work and school. I bleed maroons - University of the Philippines! Our university prides The Oblation. The Oblation (Google it and you'll find interesting pictures and videos) means "Clothe me with knowledge." I carry this message all the time and I hope you, my dear students, will carry it too.

I learn a lot from my travels and my socialization with people from all walks of life. In Desiderata (my favorite prose poem) it says, "even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story". My husband and I like to explore different places and try to eat and cook good food. We watch Guy Fiere's Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and Chopped as a source of inspiration. During football season, our weekends are filled with watching games. My husband's family are die-hard Ole Miss Rebels fans. Ole Miss fans also say Fins Up! We love sports and are always looking forward to watch good games whether football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, or badminton! My husband and I also spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and go to Church regularly.

I'm proud to be part of the Shadow Creek High School family and I'm looking forward to enjoy being a shark! Fins Up!

We went to see the breathtaking Niagara Falls and Toronto's CN Tower, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World last summer.