Degrees and Certifications:
BA UT Austin with majors in History and English Lifetime Teacher Certification State of Texas Composite Social Studies Certification
Mrs. Cynthia Alexander DuBose
I am looking forward to teaching another outstanding group of students at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. I have been teaching US History and AP Human Geography at Johnson since it open in the fall of 2008. I am a proud member of the first faculty and believe we have some of the finest teachers in the state of Texas. I coached tennis t
he first few years that the school was open. I was honored to be the 2011-12 Johnson High School Teacher of the Year. I have worked with College Board as a reader for the AP US History Exam. In addition to my role as a History teacher, I am currently the Instructional Dean for the Social Studies Department.
I am originally from Edinburg, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with majors in English and History. I attended graduate school at the University of Texas - Pan American. I began my teaching and tennis coaching career in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district. I bgan teaching in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD in 1996. Prior to moving to San Antonio, I taught US History, AP Government and coached tennis for seven years at McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen. While at McAllen ISD, I was named the District Technology Teacher of the Year in 2004-2005. I was also the South Texas Tennis Coach of the year for several seasons.
My husband, David DuBose, is an employee of North East Independent School District. He is a licensed school psychologist at Roosevelt High School. W have two dogs. One is a German Shorthaired Pointer named Buster and the other is a Viszla named Lulu. In the summer, I am the Head Counselor of a girls camp in Tennesse. I love sailing, golf, tennis and really enjoy training my dogs.
My goal as a teacher is to create an energetic social studies classroom that helps students connect history with current events and issues. Students in my classes have performed well on standardized exams. It is my hope that they left my class with enhanced critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of our nation and the world. Many of my former students have been kind enough to contact me from universities across the nation. My former students have indicated that the knowledge and skills they gained in my class have been important to their success in college.
I hope you will feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have regarding my current classes or other issues related to the Social Studies department at Johnson High School.
Class Schedule for Mrs. DuBose
1st period US History
2nd period US AP Human Geography
3rd Period US History
4th - 7th Period Confernce and Dean Duties