About Teacher

Mrs. Dawn Cole

Phone: 210-356-1400


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Incarnate Word, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Reading Minor ELA 6-12 Certification Journalism 6-12 Certification ESL Certification

Mrs. Dawn Cole

I was the kid growing up who always got in trouble in class for reading books when I was supposed to be paying attention, and honestly, it's still a bit of an issue for me. So I'm sure it's no surprise to any of my teachers that I grew up to teach English and Journalism.


However, I didn't start out my career in the classroom, but in the newsroom -- working in newspaper and then television. I've done everything from report on six-man football games in West Texas to producing newscasts in San Antonio.

In 2009, I went back to college to get a teaching degree, and spent 4 years in an elementary school setting. Joining the Mavs family in 2015 meant I get to combine my two great professional passions -- teaching and journalism. I could not be happier to be part of the great team here.

Outside of work, I am a proud mom of two NEISD graduates. I met my husband in the journalism building at Abilene Christian University almost 3 decades ago, and he still makes my heart race faster than a yearbook deadline. 

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Class Schedule

  • 1st Period (8:45-9:36)      Academic Literacy
    2nd Period (9:42-10:35)   Academic Literacy
    3rd Period (10:41-11:30)  Conference
    4th Period (11:36-12:25)  Lunch
    5th Period (12:31-1:20)    Yearbook Production
    6th Period (1:26-2:15)      Digital Media
    7th Period (2:21-3:10)      Journalism 1
    8th Period (3:16-4:05)      Journalism 1
    Tutoring: Monday & Wednesday 4:10-4:40 
    Before school by appointment