I am entering my 24th year of teaching (all in FBISD) and have taught 7th and 8th grade Science, Texas History, and U.S. History. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design (1982) and from the University of Houston with a Master of Architecture (1988/emphasis: Space Architecture). I also have an Alternative Teaching Certification from the University of Houston (1995).
Teaching is my second career after a twelve year tour of duty in architecture. I liked being an architect, but I LOVE teaching (and, yes, teaching is definitely harder!). My interests include reading (especially non-fiction and current events), watching sports (especially baseball), listening to music (especially jazz), and tinkering with my personal teacher website (Weebly). I was born in 1960 outside of Chicago, Illinois. I am a Diehard Chicago Cubs fan and moved to Texas with my parents in 1969--one month before Apollo 11 landed on the moon and the Cubs were still in first place! I'm still waiting on our eventual return to the moon and the Cubs finally won the World Series in 2016!
This year (2018-2019) I am excited about teaching Texas History at Sugar Land Middle School. I hope to encourage all of my students to be curious about Texas History (as well as U.S. History), develop a lifelong love for learning, and strive to become responsible citizens. My personal teacher website: http://merehistory.weebly.com.
Favorite Quote / Life Motto: "Whatever you are, be a good one." -- Abraham Lincoln
Did You Know: I was a volunteer firefighter while at Texas A&M, designed a manned mission to Mars utilizing ion propulsion while at U of H, and was a softball and basketball coach with Texas Special Olympics for 10 years.
Me (Grade 7)