Ms. Carolyn Starkweather

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

August of 2019  sees me starting my 19th 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!) 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 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.

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Class Schedule

  • 1st Period   8:25-9:13 Planning
    2nd and 3rd  Periods  9:17-11:01 8th GradePreAP Reading Block
    4th and 5th Period 8th GradeReading Block
      Lunch 12:43- 1:13
    6th and 7th Periods 1:17- 2:51 8th GradePreAP Reading

    8th Period 2:55- 3:40 7th Grade AIM
    Morning Coaching:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings