Degrees and Certifications:

Special Education English 8-12 English as a Second Language Journalism 7-12 English 4-8

Ms. Denise Aljohar (formerly Ousley)

Welcome to Applied English and Reading (Special Education Resource English and Project Read) at Travis High School. This is my fifth year teaching English at Travis. Prior to teaching public school, I was a Graduate Student Teacher at the University of California, Irvine, where I completed my Bachelor's degree and advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D in the Social Sciences. After moving to Texas in 1994, I volunteered in FBISD schools while raising my three sons (all FBISD graduates). Literacy skills are essential for success and life-long fulfillment. I really enjoy teaching reading and writing; not only am I an avid reader but I am also a published writer (scholarly journal article). I am honored to work with our terrific Travis students. 

  • Schedule 

    Period 1: Applied English IV and Applied Reading I & II (Project Read)

    Period 2: Applied English I

    Period 3: Applied English II

    Period 4: Applied English III & IV

    Period 5: Applied English I and II

    Period 6: Applied Reading I-III (Project Read)

    Period 7: Conference/ARD/Planning period

  • Tutorials:

    Tuesdays/Thursdays: 3-3:30 pm and other times, as needed, by appointment (email in advance please)