Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies Bilingual Education Bilingual/ESL Generalist 1-8 Alternative Education Certified
Mr. Gilberto Diaz
Greetings parents and students of Viola Cobb Elementary. My name is Gilberto Diaz and I will be your new 5th grade Bilingual ELA and Social Studies teacher. I am very excited to get this year started. Let me tell you a little about myself. This will be my 18th year as an educator and I love to teach. I graduated from Texas Southern University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual Education. I went to Stephen F. Austin High School for Teaching Professions and all my lower education in Houston. But, I feel that ChannelviewISD is my new home and I am extremely excited to be part of this community.
I am married and have one son, and we live in Jacinto City, so I am not that far away. I look forward to working with your son/daughter and I believe this school year will be both pleasant and exciting.
My teaching philosophy is based on team work. I believe that your child will prosper in his/her education if we both work together to do everything possible to make their education grow. I strongly believe that a teacher cannot do all the work alone, both parents and teachers have to work in unity and do everything possible to make them grow both mentally and physically. Like the saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child". I invite all my parents to be as actively as possible in their childs progress and education. I welcome you to come and visit our classroom and become involved in assuring that everything is working well in achieving our main goal, which is to allow our students to graduate and become life long learners.