Welcome to my Freshmen Biology class. I would first like to tell you a little about me and then how I like to run my class.
I am from Snyder, a west Texas town near the panhandle. I went to Texas Tech University on a Full Volleyball scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with Teacher’s certification in Physical Education, Health, and Biology. This is my 35th year of teaching and I am a THS “Original” meaning I helped open Travis in 2006. In 2015-16, I won Teacher of the year at Travis.
I am married with two daughters, Chelsey and Brittney, both graduates from Travis. My oldest daughter is married and had my first grandchild during Hurricane Harvey then had twin boys 18 months later. My youngest daughter got married this past October and both daughters are Travis Graduates.
I love teaching freshmen biology and try to make my class fun and exciting. I know that Middle school is very different from High school and it can get very overwhelming. I like to tell my students and parents that I will have my arm around them, guiding them and try to prevent them from stumbling or falling the first nine weeks. The second nine weeks I will only hold their hand but they may stumble, they will not fall. The third nine weeks I will not hold their hand and will allow them to stumble and fall but I will be there to help them up. Finally, by the fourth nine weeks, I will no longer be beside them because they will be running well ahead of me because they’ve got this freshman thing down.
I encourage my students to email me themselves and to take responsibility for their own actions. My main expectation in my class is RESPECT. Towards me, towards all my students, for my room and my supplies.
You may contact me if you have any questions. My email is email@example.com Phone: 281-634-7528
You may also join my Remind Texts (the instructions are in the communication folder. Be sure to sign up for the correct section, PreAP or On-level)
Biology team leader
Travis High School