Maria is a Chemistry Teacher at Galena Park High School. She received her B.A. in Biology/Chemistry from Our Lady of the Lake University and her M.ED. in Secondary Education from University of Texas Pan-American. Mrs. Barraza is currently working on two M.ED.s, one in Bilingual Education and another in Educational Psychology with emphasis in Special Education. She has 13 years teaching experience teaching ten years of chemistry, biology and physics at P.SJ.A ISD. Currently, Ms. Barraza works for Galena Park ISD.