Welcome to 8th grade! I am so excited to embark on this journey with you as we begin the new school year. Although the current circumstances are not what we had hoped for, school and district leaders as well as your teachers have worked all summer long to prepare engaging lessons and activities for remote learning. We will work together to make sure that you receive the guidance and support to help you prosper this school year. Communication is key to a successful learning experience, so please visit this website regularly for important information and updates. 
¡Bienvenidos al octavo grado! Estoy muy emocionado de embarcarme en este viaje con ustedes al comenzar el nuevo año escolar. Aunque las circunstancias actuales no son las que esperábamos, los líderes escolares y del distrito, así como sus maestros, han trabajado durante todo el verano para preparar lecciones y actividades interesantes para el aprendizaje remoto. Trabajaremos juntos para asegurarnos de que reciba la orientación y el apoyo necesarios para ayudarlo a prosperar este año escolar. La comunicación es clave para una experiencia de aprendizaje exitosa, así que visite este sitio web con regularidad para obtener información y actualizaciones importantes.

About Me

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This is my tenth year teaching 8th grade. I previously taught at Edinburg High School for eleven years. Before I was a Bobcat or a Panther, I was a Mission Eagle (Class of '94). Although I had the opportunity to attend college outside of the valley, my heart was in the RGV, so I returned home and attended UT-Pan American, receiving a B.A. in English in 2000. 


Working in this school district has granted me many opportunities. I have attended numerous workshops locally and across the country, written curriculum for the district, and worked alongside and learned from some of the best teachers around. I had the distinct honor of representing our school as the Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. 


As an avid learner myself, I hope to instill in all of my students a lifelong pursuit of knowledge beyond the ELA classroom. 

"Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself."
-Paulo Coehlo