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.