Phone: (281) 634-7000
Degrees and Certifications:
The University of Texas at Austin - BBA Marketing and Management Double Major Certifications - Secondary English and Reading, ESL, Special Education. Dyslexia Intervention trained.
Mrs. Cynthia Byrd
Hello, My name is Cynthia Byrd and I am a member of the Special Education Department here at Travis High School. I have 25+ years of teaching experience. Many of those years have been spent teaching English Language Arts to students at the secondary level, but I have also had the opportunity to help students with many other subjects while working as a Special Education Homebound Teacher and an Online Learning Lab teacher. I have also had the great opportunity to be a Head Coach for 2 sports - High School Tennis (Boys and Girls) and Girls Soccer. I was honored as a Dulles High School Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2016.
I am proud to be a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where I received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a double major in management and marketing. After working in the banking and business world for almost 15 years, I returned to school and completed 42 additional college hours to become an English teacher. It was the best career move I could have made! I love seeing young adults grow and learn.
At Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas I loved reading and studying literature. I was Co-Captain of the tennis team with my sister and an officer in the Bisonette's Drill Team. I am certified to teach secondary English, reading, ESL, and special education students. I am trained in dyslexia intervention, and one of my teaching goals is to inspire young people to love reading as much as I do. My teachers helped me have a better life because they shared their passion for learning. I want to do the same for my students.
Period 1: ICS - U.S. History (Griffen)Period 2: ICS - U.S. History (Smith)Period 3: ICS - U.S. History (Wallman)/Eng 2 (Thompson)Period 4: ICS - Eng 4 (Chambers)Period 5: ICS - U.S. History (Wallman)Period 6: ICS - Eng 4 (Garrett)Period 7: Conference
Teacher Tutorial Schedule
Tuesday/Thursday2:45 - 3:15 p.m.Mornings - by appointmentRoom E-120