Ms. Portillo is a Spanish I and Spanish II teacher. She has been teaching at Millbrook for 2 years. She wants to motivate her students to be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. She also wants to motivate her students to take ownership in their academics, motivating them to learn Spanish. Ms. Portillo has taught in two other schools, Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia and at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia.
After studying Spanish abroad, Ms. Portillo wanted to make learning Spanish easier for her fellow Americans and share her experiences from living in native speaking countries. Overall she really loves teaching Spanish to her students. Outside of school, she loves to spend time with her family and her pets.