Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in English with concentration in Professional Writing and Reading Certifications in English Language Arts and Reading
Ms. Harris grew up in Northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. Her "teaching" career began the summer after fourth grade, when she held summer school in the basement for her younger brother and several neighborhood children.
When the Viet Nam war ended, many orphaned children were relocated to the D.C. area. For two summers, Ms. Harris volunteered as a camp counselor - helping some of these children learn to speak English and adapt to their new life in America. Ms. Harris learned so much from them and treasures the time spent with them. Several years later, a military transfer brought her family to San Antonio, Texas.
With six years as a pre-kinder teacher, two years as a special education aid, twenty-six years teaching children and adults to swim, raising her daughters, and working in corporate America for a decade under her belt, Ms. Harris returned to her initial educational goal of teaching English and Reading at the high school level. Before joining the Mac Arthur High School faculty, Ms. Harris spent two years teaching remedial reading and writing at UTSA and two years working with students through a reading intervention program in several local high schools.
Ms. Harris enjoys reading, swimming, listening to live music, volunteering, spending time in the hill country, and dabbling with photography.
1st pd 8:55 to 9:45 CONFERENCE
2nd pd 9:55 to 10:45 English III
3rd pd 10:50 to 11:40 Academic Lit II
4th pd 11:45 to 12:35 English III
5th pd 12:40 to 1:30 LUNCH
6th pd 1:35 to 2:25 Academic Lit II
7th pd 2:30 to 3:20 English III
8th pd 3:25 to 4:15 Academic Lit III