My twenty-four years of teaching experience have carried me from El Paso, Texas to Moore, Oklahoma and now to Fort Bend ISD. The 2018-2019 school year is my eighth year with Ridge Point High School. I have scored the AP Language Exam and AP Literature Exam for thirteen years and hold a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. I was named the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English Central Area Teacher of the Year as well as a 2014 FBISD Teacher of the Year Finalist. I am a recipient of the 2015 College Board AP Fellows scholarship and an Advanced Placement English Literature consultant, conducting workshops from Wisconsin to Bogota, Colombia. I serve as the English Department Chair, Ridge Point High School's UIL Coordinator, and coach UIL Literary Criticism and UIL Ready Writing.