Phone: 361-242-5672 ext. 208
Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Social Science with an emphasis in Education
MA- Curriculum and Instruction focus on English Language Development
Generalist Certificate- 4th-8th
About 10 years ago, I finished my Bachelor of Art degree in Social Science. Afterwards, I became certified through A+ Texas Teachers and made a very long distance move from Anchorage, AK to Corpus Christi, Texas to work at Martin Middle School. Then I completed my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English Language Development. I am certified to teach all four core subjects, ESL, Special Education, and Gifted/Talented.
As I enter my sixth year of teaching, I come prepared to give your children the educational experience they deserve. An interesting fact about me is I completed all of my college years using an online learning platform. My classroom utilizes online learning as often as possible because I believe our children will highly benefit from these experiences, and it will enable them to become adults with the skills necessary to be successful.
Although I am certified to teach all four core subjects, my first choice is English Language Arts. This year with Calallen, I will be teaching 8th Grade Writing and one unit of Reading, and I could not be more excited! I am passionate abuot teaching writing, and I truly look forward to helping your children find their voices and realize their true potential as writers.
George R.R. Martin — 'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.'
I am really looking forward to this school year! We are probably going to write more this year than your child has ever written before :). Our goals will be to : Read, Listen, Think, Discuss, Respond, Communicate, oh and to Write about all of it. As your child's teacher, I am going to push them beyond their comfort zones, and really help them reach the writing potential they all have brimming beneath the surface.