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

This marks my 20th 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 only, which tells you I worked at the park) 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 middle school 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.

Class Schedule

  • Day A  

    1A  8:30 - 9:35  6th Grade ELAR Honors   
    3A   9:40 - 10:45  Planning
    5A  10:50-11:55   6th Grade ELAR Honors (please note the time)
    7A   12:00 - 1:05 8th Grade ELAR (please note the times) 

    Day B

    2B     8:30 - 9:35  6th Grade ELAR Honors 
    4B      9:40 - 10:45  6th Grade ELAR Honors 
    7B   10:50 - 11:55  7th Grade AIM   
    8B  12:00 - 1:05  8th Grade ELAR (please note the times)