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Work experience

Aug 2011Present

ELA Teacher 9-12

Calhoun County Independent School District
Hope High School is a fully accredited Texas public high school. It is a school of choice within the CCISD district.


Educational Testing Service (ETS)
test writing for professional teacher certification
Aug 1999May 2011

3-8 Teacher

Palacios Independent School District

ELA and Social Studies 

Aug 1992May 1999

K-5 Teacher GT/Math/Science/Social Studies/ Technology

Calhoun County Independent School District

GT/Math/Science/Social Studies/ Technology

Aug 1988Jun 1992

4-5 Math/Science Teacher

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District

Title One/GT



Master's degree

University of Houston-Victoria

Bachelor’s Degree

University of Houston

Wharton County Junior College


Elementary History (1-8)

Elementary Self-Contained (1-8)

Reading Specialist (EC-12)

Special Education Supplemental (EC-12)

Early Childhood Education-Handicapped (PK-6)

Early Childhood Education (PK-KG)

Secondary Reading (6-12)

English Language Arts and Reading (8-12)

Master Reading Teacher (EC-12)


Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office


New Teacher Academy


Staff Development

2014- Project Based Learning- Windham School District- Rusk Unit

 This staff development concentrated on the use of overlapping curriculum and using  rubrics to facilitate project completion and included the use and practicing of engagement and active learning strategies for adult learner. 


2013- Special Education Inclusion- Victoria ISD

This custom designed in-service identified the district needs for mainstreamed vocational students with special needs.  There was a concentration on strategies for engagement and modification of content designed to meet state objectives required for certifications.


2007-2012 Region Three Educational Service Center-Victoria, Texas- 65 participants

“Reading and the Content Areas” and “Active Learning Strategies”

I provided instruction for Teaching Interns that included teaching strategies, curriculum alignment, and learning styles across Reading, Science, and Social Studies


1998 Calhoun County Independent School- District-Port Lavaca, Texas- 48 participants  

 “Affective Teaching of Gifted and Talented Students”

This custom designed staff development identified the process of student identification, provided research based information on the characteristics of gifted and talented students while modeling teaching strategies


1997 Texas Gifted and Talented – State Conference- Austin, Texas- 100 participants

“Science FARE”

This presentation focused on how to implement a science fair using the scientific method for grades K-8 and provided correlations to the Essential Elements.