I grew up in Abilene and spent my formative years going through AISD and graduated from Abilene High in 2009. Around 2013, I moved to a small town called Floydada up in the Panhandle and commuted to Lubbock, TX, for three years until I earned a BA in English Literature and Language from Texas Tech University in August 2016. Upon graduation, I was hired at Floydada Junior High to teach seventh grade Language Arts and spent two years in that position while I earned a Master of Education from Wayland Baptist University and afterwards transitioned to teaching English I and IV at Floydada High School for two years.
My reading interests center around theology and philosophy, but I also occupy my reading habits with chunks of the history of science and scientific revolutions alongside a fair amount of early twentieth-century poetry and literary fiction primarily from the Modernist era. I approach writing as an essential skill for everyone to master because it informs articulation of thought and soundness of mind by requiring patience to absorb information from various sources and to synthesize that information into a well-constructed piece of text that demonstrates one’s experience in and reception of the world and what he or she finds to be true about it, and to possess an ability to do all of that well yields great power and responsibility. In short, I believe a well-read, well-articulated society is the base necessity for a peaceful and productive community, and I maintain that ethos throughout my instruction.
I am delighted to be back in Abilene and to be at Holland Medical High School teaching English III and AP/Dual Credit English through Hardin-Simmons University. May this year and all future years produce growth, confidence, and wisdom for students and teachers alike.
Tutorial times: By appointment between 7:30-8:00am, Monday-Thursday.