Ms. Ortega has always had a passion for education. Her career path to become an educator began in 2006 as a paraprofessional while attending California State University, Long Beach. In 2012, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a concentration in Human and Child Development. She then went on as a substitute teacher and is now a teacher at Ritter Elementary. She has taught Kindergarten, Fifth grade and currently teaching Third grade.