Degrees and Certifications:
M.A.T. from Trinity University, May 2017 English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Certified ESL Supplemental B.A. in English with Minors in History and Education, May 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
I was born in San Antonio, Texas, but I split my time growing up between here and Austin. Since the first grade, I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I continuously sought opportunities to mentor and take care of children, even when I was a child myself. I grew up in the public school system, attending large schools, learning to love reading and English, and refining my goal of becoming an educator. Significant teachers along the way shaped my adolescence and conceptions of great educators, great literature, and what it means to make a difference. By the time I was researching colleges I was searching out the best English and education programs, which brought me back to San Antonio in order to attend Trinity University. From my first semester I explored the literature and education of the city around me, and I realized that teaching high school English for the students of San Antonio was my calling. Now I teach the first-years of the International School of the Americas Pre-AP English II in an integrated humanities course with kate Foster, teaching AP World History. We call the course EngWHAP.
In teaching high school I hope to give students the supports and skills to find their own voice and speak up about what they are passionate about. In this way, teaching for me is intrinsically related to social justice and equity. I always tell my students that as we practice our reading they are "becoming readers of the world," and in looking at the world critically they can become positive agents of change.
1st/2nd period (8:55-10:45) EngWHAP3rd/4th period (10:50-12:35) EngWHAP5th period (12:40-1:30) Lunch6th/7th period (1:35-3:20) EngWHAP8th period (3:25-4:15) ConferenceEnglish and World History AP have joined together in a 2-period block called EngWHAP. This exciting combination gives students access to two teachers at a time as we focus on reading and writing skills for college and beyond.