Long term substitute teacher at Alamo Heights ISD, teaching junior AP English
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
Selected as Outstanding Member of Delta Kappa Gamma professional teacher’s sorority
2008 – Present
Private tutoring of students ages 6 — adult
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.
Retired from teaching in 2007 after 30 years experience
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.
Educator of the Year, Communications Arts High School, Northside ISD
Lifetime Diamond Trainer status and Certification by Abydos Learning International
Nominated, Texas Exes Award for Outstanding High School Teachers
Faculty Consultant for Educational Testing Service; grader for AP English Essay Tests
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
Jordan Middle School English Department Coordinator & English 7&8 teacher, UIL sponsor, ESL Certification
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
Judson High School, Judson ISD. English I, Honors & Regular teacher (UIL Literary Coach, Student Teacher supervision)
Trinity University Distinguished Educator, Kirby Junior High School, Judson ISD
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 trainer is current
Kirby Junior High English 7 & 8 Honors & Regular and Texas History teacher (UIL Literary Coach, Presenter, South Texas Middle School Association, Judson ISD)
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.
Devine High School English I-III and American History teacher (English Department Coordinator)
Munday High School State compensatory English teacher and Grades 9-12 (remediation and “at risk” student program director). Munday, TX ISD