Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science- English & Political Science, Houston Baptist University Masters of Fine Arts- Creative Writing, University of Texas at El Paso
I'm Super Shields, but my secret identity is Ms. Shields, your AP Seminar/Creative Writing teacher at Carnegie Vanguard this school year. My superpower is teaching and overall awesomeness.
A few things about me, I am a proud native Houstonian and third-generation teacher. I am a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy and Houston Baptist University where I received dual bachelor's degrees in Political Science and English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University Texas-El Paso. I am a 10+ year veteran of HISD, documented master teacher, and project-based learning sifu.
I am a motivated content specialist with a commitment to the achievement and success of others. Skilled in the design of student-centered and project-based learning that addresses the diverse needs and backgrounds found in everyday life.
In my spare time, Super Shields is an avid traveler and has been to all seven continents. "I survived Antarctica!" I'm a novice but determined baker, a fan of Broadway shows, and "The Golden Girls". Even though I maintain an active and full life, I always make time to read and write (I use Amazon and Kindle store A LOT). My favorite foods are birria (tacos, ramen, just soup), pho, Bahn mi, chorizo egg breakfast tacos.
I look forward to working with my students and their families to make sure this year is full of growth and engagement.