Mrs. Fabiola Vasquez
Hello Burton Middle School parents and students. My name is Fabiola Vasquez and I have the pleasure of being the school secretary. I have worked for Burton School District since 2009. First, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Our parents moved to Porterville, CA right before my high school years and I graduated from Monache High School. I am the youngest of five biological children and one adopted sister. My parents instilled in us the desire to work hard towards our goal and care for one another. The memories of my childhood were filled with love, laughter, responsibilities, all which I shared with my siblings. My parents are very religious and active in church, thus religion was a staple of my life. Our parents instilled the love and piety of Jehovah into us. As a child, I was inspired by the example of love, dedication, kindness, and diligence demonstrated by my parents. They are my role models and I wanted to mimic their example. Thus, I wish to pass along these values intrinsic to me onto my children. My husband and I met our senior year at Monache during a class we shared. We have been married for 22 wonderful years and have two amazing children - Felicia and Jacob. Both of our children had the privilege of attending the dual-immersion program provided by Burton School District. As a child, I warmly recall participating in a dual immersion class while attending elementary school in Los Angeles. I wanted our children to experience similar moments, which they will cherish for years.
Next, I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies becoming the second member of my family to complete a four-year degree. My next goal is to enter the classroom as a teacher. In addition, I am a HUGE sports fan. Not a day goes by where I do not watch SportsCenter. As you may imagine each of my teams of preference hail from the city of my birth Los Angeles. My first passion is for Dodger baseball. Many of my best, and most cherished, childhood memories revolved around the Los Angeles Dodgers or at Dodger Stadium with my family. I bleed Dodger Blue! Additionally, I am also a supporter of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and Oakland Raiders. Sports are a vital part of my and my family's life. We devote family time to our sports teams and relish the highs but stay humble at our lows. If you are not a supporter of any of the above teams I understand, and empathize with your ill choice. However, I respect your choice and I will not disparage your team; I ask the same in return. During our free time, we like to go on hikes, visit Disneyland, the beach, and enjoy watching movies. However, spending quality time with my family is by far my favorite past time.
Finally, I am cognizant that middle school years can be both challenging and fun. My goal is to be a positive role model and touch the lives of our students. I am very pleased to be a part of Burton Middle School and look forward to a wonderful year! If there is anything, I can do to help feel free to contact me via phone, e-mail, or stop by my desk to enjoy a small chat. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way possible.