Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maria Elia Sanchez

I am blessed to form part of Roma ISD, the same school district that welcomed me with open arms as a child.  Rafaela T. Barrera Elementary opened their doors for me 13 years ago, and welcomed me into their awesome team of educators.  I have taught 2nd grade, kindergarten and 5th grade.  I graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Minor in Bilingual Education.  I then furthered my education and obtained a Master's Degree in School Guidance and Counseling. 

  • 1st S. Wks, Week 4 Reading Vocabulary

    1.  unique = special

    2.  confidence = sureness

    3.  outfield = part of a baseball field that is fathest from the batter

    4.  mocking = insulting

    5.  weakness = least developed skill

    6.  windup = pitcher's movement before throwing the ball

    7.  fastball =a fast pitch thrown at full speed


    1st S. Wks, Week 5 Reading Vocabulary

    1.  deafening = very loud

    2.  prying = inquiring

    3.  lurched = rolled suddenly

    4.  previous =earlier

    5.  surveying = looking carefully at

    6.  barren = unable to produce fruit