Degrees and Certifications:
English, BA Creative Writing, MFA Masters in Teaching, MAT
A little bit about me. I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Western State Colorado University, and Alaska Pacific University. I hold a Masters in Teaching and an MFA in Creative Writing. I am from Alaska and have been in Texas for three years. This is my eleventh year of teaching. I have been a boys' basketball coach, head track coach, ran a student-run coffee shop, recycling program, was a spelling bee coordinator, and yearbook advisor, and acted as department chair. I've taught 7th/8th grade English for 8 years. I taught 5th/6th split in elementary on JBER military base. I also teach Junior College Freshmen Comp 1 and Comp 2 at Houston Community College. Prior to teaching, I worked as a copy editor for literary magazines. I am married with two kids and a dog named Jack. I spend my time outside of school reading, writing, cycling, and just hanging out with my kids.
This year at Travis HS I will be the Creative Writing Club Sponsor
UIL Coach for Literary Criticism and Ready Writers
& English II AAC On Level and Pre-AP
1st & 3rd Pre-AP English II
2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th On-Level English II
Conference & PLC 6th
Typically, Tutorials are on Tuesday 6:50 am-7:20 am and Thursday 2:50 pm-3:20 pm (Students can attend other English Teacher Tutorial Times for help).
Please make sure your student gets a pass or notifies me the day before tutorials.