• Adjunct Professor, English Department, San Jacinto College District, August 2014 to Present, Houston & Pasadena, TX Composition I and II Credit • District Gifted & Talented Coordinator/Lead Teacher, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, August 2012 to Present, Houston, TX 8th Grade Writing; English II; Practical Writing; English I; Gifted & Talented Program; High School English Lead Teacher; Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator – Learning & Leadership; Committee Member: District Leadership Team, Campus Leadership Team, Technology Committee, Handbook Committee, TLI Initiative, Curriculum Alignment Committee; English Department TLI Initiative Liaison; Certified Texas Test Administrator
Laid back, conversational, relevant, fun, engaging, high expectations
• Inevitible, Weasel Press, November, 2014 • Master’s Thesis, May 2014: When the Muse Won’t Dance: An Investigation into the Craft of Poetry • Poetry and Photography in Citizens for Decent Literature, Issue #5, October 2012 • Member: Poetry Society of Texas • Grassroots Coordinator for United States Presidential Campaign • Assisted in all aspects of implementation of a Gifted and Talented Program, building from ground up • The Proverbial Open Book, Collected Works, December, 2008 • Amy & Jeremy, The Reception, Photography, June 2010 • Editor-in-Chief, Bayousphere 2014 • Member: Gulf Coast Poetry Society • Editor-in-Chief & Committee Chair: Gulf Coast Poetry Society Anthology (forthcoming) • Member: National Association of Professional Women • Member: National Society of Leadership and Success
M.A. Literature, University of Houston Clear Lake, May 2014 B.A. Humanities, University of Houston Clear Lake, December 2012 A.A. Business Administration, San Jacinto College, May 2009
I am a published author (look me up on Amazon) and a passionate teacher who just wants to help others find the joy in learning that I do! I plan to go back to school and pursue my doctorate as soon as possible, and I encourage everyone to keep chasing their dreams!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry