• Watkins, Christine

     Education: Attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Weatherford, Oklahoma; graduated: 1978.

    B.A. in Education

    Major: English; Minor: Spanish/Psychology

    Attended Universidad de las Americas; Puebla, Puebla, Mexico; Summer, 1980

    Certification: Texas—Secondary English; grades 6-12; Secondary ESL; grades 6-12

    Twenty-seven years of Teaching Experience in Oklahoma, California, Washington, Missouri, and Texas

    Experience: Taught grades 7-12 English; Honors English, Spanish I, II; Creative Writing, ESL Reading I-III, and 12th grade Writing Proficiency for graduation requirement.

    Academic Coach for ESL; MLEP Department; Dallas, Texas; 2007-2008.

    Awards and Recognition: Who’s Who in America’s Teachers; 1991; 1992

    Teacher of the Year; Drexel, Missouri; 1999-2000

    “Awesome Teacher Award,” Adamson High School; Dallas, Texas; 2014

    ESL Teacher of the Year Award, Liberty High School; Houston, Texas; 2016

    Philosophy: Teaching to me has been more than a “calling”; I was born to be a teacher. If I won the lottery, I would still come in the next day to teach. It is who I am, and I am proud to be an American Teacher.