Irma Muñoz is a math and physics teacher at Colegio Muñoz, a middle and high school in Sonora, Mexico. She holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Colima University, Tecoman Campus, School of Biological Sciences. She started her career in the field of Agricultural Engineering in Colima eventually relocating to Caborca, Sonora in northwestern Mexico for her husband’s job. Before accepting her current position with Colegio Muñoz, she had never consider teaching in a content area other than Agricultural Engineering.
As a middle and high school teacher, Ms. Muñoz views learning as an adventure in discovering new knowledge. Her students help her discover how much she enjoys working with them as a group. She is able to impact their academic achievement, but more than that, she relishes the opportunity to have a lasting impact on their lives. She believes the key to connecting with her students lies in developing strong relationships with them and letting them know that they are important to her. She also never hestitates to model what it means to be a lifelong-learner, constantly reminding them that she learns along with them.
Although she is originally from Colima City, a town near the Pacific Coast in southwestern Mexico, she now calls Sonora, Mexico her home. She feels a strong connection to the community, where she has taught so many students and raised her family.
In her free time, Ms. Muñoz enjoys biking and has participated in several key events and competitions in the mountains of Sonora. She plays volleyball and is part of the official Fresnillo PLC team. She enjoys riding her horse, Kalimba, and spending time at the family’s ranch with her children and dog. Ms. Muñoz also volunteers at “Casa Hogar,” a department of the Children’s Hospital organization in Caborca.