Experience (Mobile Friendly)

2011-2012

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008 – Present

Private tutoring of students ages 6 — adult

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.

2007

Retired from teaching in 2007 after 30 years experience

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.

2005-2006

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

2005

Lifetime Diamond Trainer status and Certification by Abydos Learning International

2004

Nominated, Texas Exes Award for Outstanding High School Teachers

2001-2006

Faculty Consultant for Educational Testing Service; grader for AP English Essay Tests

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

1995-1998

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

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

1990-1992

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

1990

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

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)

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.

1980-87

Devine High School English I-III and American History teacher (English Department Coordinator)

1977-1980

Munday High School State compensatory English teacher and Grades 9-12 (remediation and “at risk” student program director). Munday, TX ISD