Phone: (210) 356=2900
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Telecommunications, Texas Tech MA, Classical Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech Certifications: 6th-12th grade Reading; 6-12 Latin; 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading. 6th-12th grade Latin
Ms. Carolyn Starkweather
August of 2019 sees me starting my 19th year as a middle school teacher. I started out at Tejeda, then was moved over to Bush in 2008.
I am an avid reader, enjoying a variety of genres. My favorite genre is science fiction and my favorite author is Ray Bradbury.
In my younger days, I was quite an adventurer, having climbed Mt. Rushmore twice (it was a guided tour for park workers!) and having driven 30 miles further north in Canada than the road goes (it was winter and we drove across a frozen lake!)
For college, I started out at Houston Community College, then transfered to Texas Tech with a BA in Telecommunications and a Minor in Ancient Greek. I continued my education at Texas Tech with a MA in Classical Languages and Literature. I then spent several years doing doctoral level work at Indiana University in Classical Languages and Literatures with a minor in Comparative Literature. For a variey of reasons, I decided to put the doctoral work on hold and become a teacher. This was the best decision I made because I love working with middle schoolers.
The decision to move back to Texas was also an easy one, and I feel lucky to have landed in NEISD.
1st Period 8:25-9:13 Planning
2nd and 3rd Periods 9:17-11:01 8th GradePreAP Reading Block
4th and 5th Period 8th GradeReading Block
Lunch 12:43- 1:13
6th and 7th Periods 1:17- 2:51 8th GradePreAP Reading
8th Period 2:55- 3:40 7th Grade AIM
Morning Coaching: Tuesday and Thursday mornings