Rocio Lopez-Cortez (She/Her)

Primary 1 Interim Lead Guide
Hello families,

My name is Rocio Lopez Cortez. I am very excited and grateful to be a part of the Athena community. 

I was born and raised here in Austin, TX. My family roots are from Zacatecas, MX. I am a bilingual speaker; Spanish is my first language. I have worked with children for about seven years spanning in age from infants through school age. In my free time I ride horses, spend time with my husband, and go on long walks with my dog Nico.

After I graduated high school, I worked in a spanish immersion school and a play-based school while I was in Austin Community College working towards a Registered Dental Assistant certification. After I graduated and did my practice, I felt like something was missing and that’s when I figured out that my true passion is working with children. This is my third year in a Montessori environment and I am very eager to continue to learn more about the Montessori philosophy and get to know each and one of your children.

I look forward to meeting you all!

All the best,

Rocio Lopez Cortez