Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History, University of North Texas 7-12 History 7-12 Social Studies Composite
I am excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year. While an 11th grade student at Eagle Pass High School, I developed a love for history after being enrolled in APUSH. As a student in APUSH class, I was inspired by the dedication, commitment, work ethic, and extreme devotion to student success exemplified by my teacher, Mr. Martinez. Upon taking the APUSH test in 2011, I obtained the highest score of 5. In 2012, I graduated from Eagle Pass High School in the Top 5%. After high school, I attended the University of North Texas, where I obtained my B.A. in History, (Magna Cum Laude) in 2015, focusing on different eras throughout the discipline, including, Classical Egypt, Texas History, American Colonization, the American Civil War, Development of American Political Parties, Mexican American Studies, Latin America, French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, Military History 1789 - Present, World War I, and World War II / Holocaust. In my university studies, I studied under award-winning professors, including Guinness World Record Holder for longest history lesson, Dr. Andrew Torget, Eagle Pass native and personal mentor, historian in Mexican American Studies Dr. Roberto Calderon, and military historian and director of UNT's military history program, Dr. Geofferey Wawro.
I taught in the diverse Dallas area for 3 years before relocating to San Antonio. This is my fifth year at LEE High School and my 8th year teaching overall, and I could not be more excited. I am extremely passionate about the content I teach and my main objective is student achievement. Our team works collaboratively to ensure student success. Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to further the education of students and put them on a successful path in their educational career by instilling diligence and work ethic. I am happy to continue my work and legacy at LEE High School.
In United States History Since 1877 (U.S. History 4113), which is the second part of a two-year study that begins in Grade 8, students study the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. The course content is based on the founding documents of the U.S. government, which provide a framework for its heritage. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies. Students will obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for the EOC STAAR Exam in April.
The STAAR exam will take place on April 18th, 2024.
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. History is a challenging and demanding class requiring advanced academic skills equivalent to what is expected from a college-level history class. This will be a two-semester survey of American history dealing with the age of exploration through present-day America. The first semester will be devoted to a study of the Colonial Era (1491 – 1754) through The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861 – 1877). The second semester will deal with The Settlement of the West (1783 – 1893) through present-day America (2000s-2010s).
The difficulty level of this class is in accordance with the expectations set by the College Board. For all intents and purposes, AP U.S. History will be taught as a college level class. It will be the student’s responsibility to keep up with the assignments on a timely basis; especially the lecture note readings and essays assigned throughout the year. Because of the complexity of this class it is incumbent upon every student to report to class as quickly as possible. One of the major reasons why students sign up for AP classes is the opportunity to earn college credit. The AP U.S. History exam is graded on a scale from 1 to 5. Since the summer of 2015, all public colleges in the state of Texas must award credit for a score of 3 or higher. Private universities and out of state colleges might require students to earn a score of 4 or 5 to receive college credit.
The AP U.S. History exam is a timed exam (3 hours and 15 minutes) consisting of two sections: a 55-question multiple-choice section (55 minutes) and 3 Short-answer Questions (40 minutes) and a 95-minute free response section (one DBQ essay [60 minutes] and one Long essay question [40 minutes]).
The AP U.S. History exam will be administered on Friday, May 10th, 2024
*AP U.S. History students are also required to take the STAAR on April 18th, 2024.
AP European History
In AP European History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and the world, economic and commercial development, cultural and intellectual development, states and other institutions of power, social organization and development, national and European identity, and technological and scientific innovations.
The AP European History Exam will take place on May 10th, 2024.
AM - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - (8:00 - 8:45) *Upon Request
PM - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - (4:20 - 5:00) *Walk-ins
1st Period- 8:50 AM - 9:45 AM (AP U.S. History)
2nd Period- 9:50 AM - 10:45 AM (AP U.S. History)
3rd Period- 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM (Conference)
4th Period- 11:45 AM - 12:35 PM (U.S. History )
5th Period- 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM (AP European History)
6th Period- 1:35 PM - 2:25 PM (Lunch)
7th Period- 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM (U.S. History)
8th Period- 3:25 PM - 4:15 PM (U.S. History)
1st Period- 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM (AP U.S. History)
2nd Period- 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (AP U.S. History)
LEE TIme- 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM (HB4545)
3rd Period- 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM (Conference)
4th Period- 12:10 AM - 12:55 PM (U.S. History )
5th Period- 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (AP European History)
6th Period- 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM (Lunch)
7th Period- 2:40 PM - 3:25 PM (U.S. History)
8th Period- 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (U.S. History)