Phone: (281) 634-6591
Degrees and Certifications:
M.ED Arizona State University- Gifted Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Studies Communication/Writing University of St. Thomas Letourneau University Education Certification Arizona State University/University of St. Thomas/University of Miami BA, English and Creative Writing and Pre-Med
I am a native Californian, but have lived in Texas for most of my life. I grew up swimming, singing and writing. At the age of 12, I qualified for Nationals in swimming. I have competed at the State and National Level qualifying as a State finalist all four years of my career at Clements High School. My senior year, I won a UIL writing competition and won a 4 year scholarship for writing and academic athlete. I earned a scholarship to swim for the University of Miami and at Arizona State University where I studied writing and pre-med. After graduating I began coaching swimming for club and rec league swimmers while attending and the Univ. of St. Thomas to earn a Masters in Creative Writing and Communication after winning a writing grant to supplement my tuition. After working in the public sector as a PR/Marketing Consultant for Medical and Engineering firms, I stayed home to raise two boys. During this time I began to coach swimming again for FCST and the New Territory Tarpons, and worked as an Editor for a published writer here in Sugar Land. When my boys were about to enter school, I went back to school to obtain my teaching certification, and after a year of teaching 4th grade, began teaching ELA and coaching swimming as the JV Coach at the high school level here at Austin High School. I became the AAC 2 Sophomore English Teacher and Sophomore Team lead in 2009. I became the Head Coach of the Austin Swim Team in 2013. That year the Girls Swim Team, won both Districts and Regionals, and I was named Coach of the Year. Both seasons, I took several swimmers to State and with top 5 finishes. In 2014, I began to help Mr. Johnson teach AP English Language and Composition. Currently, I teach am the Department Chair for the English Dept and teach AAC English II with Mrs. Pennington & Mr. Ibarra. .I also teach Dual Credit English. I I am also the Head Coach for the Austin Swim Team. I have my Masters Degree in Gifted Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University.and a Masters certifcate in English Literature from National University. I am the proud mother of two young men, ages 23 and 21, and married my swimming sweetheart, Mitch North.
To Contact Mrs. North
Period 1: AquaticsPeriod 2: ConferencePeriod 3: AAC English IIPeriod 4: Dual Credit EnglishPeriod 5: Dual Credit EnglishPeriod 6: Dual Credit EnglishPeriod 7: Dual Credit English
Teacher Tutorial Schedule
Tutorials are offered after school from 2:50-3:45 on Monday and Wednesdays.Tutorials scheduled outside of these times need to be scheduled by appointment. I will be available very few mornings during swim season and recommend using bulldog time for any needed assistance if after school is inconvenient.