Experience

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  • Devine High School

    From 1980-87: English I-III and American History teacher (English Department Coordinator)

  • State Champion UIL Literary Coach

    1982-1984: Devine High School English I-III and American History teacher (UIL Literary Coach [state champions]; District Presenter for teacher exit exam, community education writing teacher, student teacher supervision). Devine ISD, Devine, TX.

  • Kirby Junior High School

    1987-1990 Kirby Junior High English 7 & 8 Honors & Regular and Texas History teacher (UIL Literary Coach, Presenter, South Texas Middle School Association, Judson ISD)

  • Conducted District Writing Institutes

    1989 – 2007: Conducted writing institutes (staff development) for Judson ISD, Schertz-Cibolo ISD, Eagle Pass ISD and Northside ISD under auspices of Abydos Learning International (formerly NJWPT). Status as Diamond Trainer is current.

  • Teacher, Judson High School

    1990-1992, Judson High School, Judson ISD. English I, Honors & Regular teacher (UIL Literary Coach, Student Teacher supervision)

  • Trinity University Distinguished Educator

    1990: Trinity University Distinguished Educator, Kirby Junior High School, Judson ISD

  • SCUC ISD English Dept. Coordinator

    1992-1995, Samuel Clemens High School, SCUC ISD English Department Coordinator. Taught all levels English I-IV; coached Academic Decathlon & Literary Criticism, Director of Computer Writing Lab, AP program introduction & development, Student Teacher supervision

  • ESL Certification

    1995-1998, Jordan Middle School English Department Coordinator & English 7&8 teacher, UIL sponsor, ESL Certification

  • Comm. Arts HS English Dept. Coordinator

    1998-2007, Communications Arts High School English Department Coordinator & Advanced Placement English III teacher. Activities: AP Program Growth & Development, English honors Society, Mentor Teacher to new staff

  • AP English Essay Grader

    2001-2006: Faculty Consultant for Educational Testing Service; grader for AP English Essay Tests

  • Nominated: Outstanding HS Teacher

    Nominated, Texas Exes Award for Outstanding High School Teachers

  • Abydos Lifetime Diamond Trainer

    Lifetime Diamond Trainer status and Certification by Abydos Learning International

  • Educator of the Year

    Educator of the Year, Communications Arts High School, Northside ISD

  • Top 100 High School in U.S.

    2006-2007: Helped Communications Arts HS achieve rating among the Top 100 High Schools in the U.S., Newsweek Magazine (Rating based on students’ record in Advanced Placement tests).   Interviewed about school’s success by KSAT NEWS, 2007.

  • Retirement After 30 Years

    Retired from teaching in 2007 after 30 years experience

  • Language Arts TAKS Tutor

    2008-2009, Language Arts TAKS tutor for Zachry and Pat Neff Middle Schools, Northside ISD, San Antonio, Texas. (I worked with English and Reading staffs to develop individualized growth plans for students in preparation for TAKS test). Students achieved measurable success.

  • Private Tutor

    2008-Present: Private tutoring of students ages 6 - adult

  • Outstanding Member

    Selected as Outstanding Member of Delta Kappa Gamma professional teacher’s sorority

  • Essay Judge, Curriculum Consultant

    Judge for Valero Open PGA Tour essay contest “Operation Literacy.” Curriculum consultant for Northside ISD night school program. Summer: Staff development facilitator for Northside ISD Language Arts teacher workshop

  • Alamo Heights Long-Term Substitute

    Long term substitute teacher at Alamo Heights ISD, teaching junior AP English