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Dr. Gwen Pauloski

Dear Falcon,

Welcome! I am happy you are part of this class. 

My name is Dr. Pauloski (puh-LAH-skee), and I will be your English I teacher this year. I am beginning my 17th year of classroom teaching, and I've been working in public education since 1991! I have taught social studies and English Language Arts at the middle school and high school level, mostly in Houston ISD.

I was born in Stephenville, Texas, and then we moved around quite a bit. My family lived in Lima, Peru when I was four, and we lived in Oaxaca, Mexico, during the next year. We settled in Houston when I was seven, and I went to school here through high school graduation. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin then I moved to Boston to earn my Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. I lived in Seattle for seven years, earning my teaching certification and teaching social studies. I moved back home to Houston in 1995 and began teaching in Houston ISD the next year.

I married my husband in June 2016. Between us, we have four wonderful kids (ages 16 - 23). My mom and my oldest sister's family live here in Houston, while my dad and stepmom live in Florida, and my younger sister lives in Montana with her husband and three young sons. My husband's family comes from Indiana.

I work very hard on lesson design and learning about my craft (both my subject area and the tools of teaching). I just finished up my doctoral degree at the University of Houston, so I have more time for leisure - yay! I love jazz music, movies, and all kinds of books. I enjoy cooking and watching live competition shows (like "The Voice" and "So You Think You Can Dance").

I look forward to learning more about you and working with you this year. 

Sincerely,

Gwen Pauloski