This is my tenth year teaching at Manvel High School and I am excited to be returning as a part of the Maverick team! I am very passionate about language and reading. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies from the University of Houston- Main Campus where I also minored in French. I feel that language is a powerful tool that can evoke a breadth of emotions and ideas. Words from all languages are so intricately tied together that no matter what language you speak, you can always find a way of communicating with someone else. I believe it is important to impart that knowledge of language and communication with students so that they can become better citizens of this world. Through the study of literature and writing students can tap into the way other cultures think and feel and how they express themselves. This knowledge will give them a better understanding of their world, a great command in communicating their ideas, and a step-up in today's globalization.