Room # 602
Conference Hours: 8:20-9:05
Alvin Jr. High
Alvin High School
Alvin Community College
The University of St. Thomas
University of Houston-Clear Lake
My education began here in Alvin when I started first grade in one of the buildings which later became part of the high school campus. I graduated from Alvin Community College, received a double major from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.A. from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Shortly after graduation, I started volunteering to teach ESL classes to adults. That experience led me to consider pursuing a career in education. First, though, I had to master the Spanish language. I started studying as an autodidact, but there was only so much I could learn on my own. Eventually, I found myself studying in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where total immersion proved to be the best approach to learning. I've also traveled to other regions in Latin America, including more parts of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Perú.
Besides my interest in Spanish and I’ve always loved books and reading of all kinds, and I’ve been writing as a way to entertain myself as long as I can remember. My hope as a teacher is to be able to share these interests with my students.
I have been married since 2011, and I have a young daughter who takes a lot of my attention.
Here are some of my favorite things
food: sushi or Mediterranean
book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
authors: Jorge Luis Borges or Ray Bradbury
sci fi movie: Star Wars: A New Hope
comedic movie: Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail
dramatic movie: The English Patient
opera: The Magic Flute
jazz musician: Miles Davis
singer/songwriter: Ellis Paul or Cat Stevens
artist: Paul Klee
guitar hero: Hendrix
superheroes: The Avengers
Online Spanish resources