Meet the Teacher

Phone: (210) 661-1110


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, BBA Certified by the Texas Education Agency in Mathematics and Science Grades 4 - 8

Mrs. Ruth A Cortinas

Hello everyone!!  My name is Ruth A Cortinas and it is wonderful to have the pleasure of being your 6th grade Science Teacher!!  We are going to have a FANTASTIC year!!


     To give you the 411 on myself… I absolutely love teaching!  This will be my 8th year teaching here at Woodlake Hills Middle School.  I have also taught Math so please feel free to come to my Science tutoring for Math tutoring as well!  I am married and have a daughter and a son.  My daughter is in 10th grade and my son is in 9th grade this year. 

     In addition, I have 2 canine “children” as well – one miniature Schnauzer named Olivia and one golden Labrador named Penney, one bearded dragon named Rhyno, 4 hermit crabs, 2 rabbits (Ceiro and Jazzy), and 2 fish named Noob and Spaz, and 2 snails named Ren and Stimpy!!  I had the privilege of earning my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix while I stayed home with my children when they were babies to raise them.  I am certified to teach both Math and Science 4th through 8th grade.

     If you get to know me you will discover that I am rather loud and animated and love being silly (at the right times of course!).  I will always encourage your child(ren) to talk about what they feel, think outside of the box, and be brave!  I love flourishing their personalities and hope to achieve one of my personal goals, which is to give your child an AWESOME 6th grade Science class experience!