Phone: 972-435-1020, Ext 2117
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.S. in Management M.B.A. in Management M.B.A. in Marketing Spanish Certification (Texas 6 - 12)
Mr. Nicholas Vélez
Born, raised and educated in a small town, San Germán, Puerto Rico. Lived extensively in New York City (Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Married to María Luisa Wilson (Vélez). I have 6 children: David (48), Mark Anthony (46), Caesar (42), Robert Michael (30), Kristyn Ashley (28), and Derek Jason (13). I served in the United States Navy from 1964 (VietNam era) until 1984, and retired as a Senior Chief (Jet Mechanic). I worked for and retired from Northrop Grumman as a Senior Instructional Specialist.
As far as teaching in the public sector, I have been working as a Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP teacher (certified in Texas) since 2002. I have also taught Latin I, II, III and college-level Spanish (Dallas Baptist University.
My formal education consists of a B.A.S. in Management and a dual M.B.A. (Management and Marketing) from Dallas Baptist University, and currently in the final stages of obtaining a PhD in Human Resources from Capella University.
I am a licensed Private Pilot with close to 750 hours logged, a certified Scuba Diver (Rescure Diver), a former sky diver, former dog trainer (AKC certified), a former licensed Real Estate salesperson (New York), and for the better part of 22 years, had my own rock n' roll band (Nothin' Fancy).