Natalie Pugh Vela
Instructional Training and
Support Specialist – TSL
Natalie Pugh Vela is an Instructional Training and Support Specialist – TSL.
She provides direct implementation support to campuses implementing the TEEM model to ensure components of the model are integrated and aligned to meet the needs of all partners, including campus leaders.
Before joining the TxCEE team, Natalie served as a teacher and interventionist for 13 years and 3 years as an Instructional Coach. During her educational career in Texas, she served in the Klein, Spring, and Bryan districts at both elementary and secondary levels. In the role of Instructional Coach for Bryan ISD, Natalie wrote Elementary Math curriculum and supported teachers in implementing the curriculum and effective teaching strategies. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Chapman University, a 4-8 Generalist Certification from Region 4 Education Service Center, and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M International.