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Ms. Danielle Mason

Danielle Mason is a second-generation educator from Houston, TX, who has a vested interest in inspiring young minds to excel in their academic studies. Mason has worked in the Houston Independent School District since 2011, and began teaching full-time in 2016 as a 9th Grade English Teacher at Jack Yates HS. In 2018, she moved to Oakland, CA to complete graduate studies in Creative Writing, where she produced multiple manuscripts in varying genres of literary work. Mason returned to the classroom in 2022 to serve as the new Commercial Photography Teacher, with a commitment to uphold the legacy left behind by retired photography teacher Ray Carrington. 

This year Ms. Mason will be teaching Commercial Photography I & II, Digital Media, and Photo-Journalism/Yearbook, and looks forward to preparing JY scholars for careers in technology, journalism, and/or multimedia. Mason is a proud graduate of HISD and graduated from Lamar High School before attending Lamar University in Beaumont, TX for a year. Ms. Mason graduated with a Bachelor's in English at Prairie View A&M University, and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

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Note to Parents: Ms. Mason looks forward to working with parents to ensure the success of our JY scholars. If you have any concerns regarding grades, missing assignments, or general questions, please email me at the address above. Students will have access to all assignments online via, PowerSchool, Canvas, or One Note.