The TALE Board election ended, and I am happy to announce my election to the Texas Association for Literacy Education! It is such an honor, and I am elated that such seasoned and respected literacy professionals from across the state see me as a great representative to be a leader within the organization.
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It has been a BUSY, and an exciting semester. So much has happened, and I could write about so many things, but I will focus on a few highlights of my time for this Fall 2016 Semester Reflection. It has been full of learning experiences for myself and my students. The Fall 2016 semester has ended, and we survived! Although I am still on the same mission of teaching students, and pushing them to be …Read More
Over the course of three years, I have applied for at least twenty-seven faculty jobs in various parts of the United States. Some of the positions were two-year positions at community colleges, and others at four-year universities. I had the credentials, but I knew no one that could help dig me out of the challenging task of searching and landing a faculty job. I kept all of my rejection letters and e-mails. The first few …Read More
Writing has always come pretty easy to me, but for many that is not the case. In fact, a couple of months ago, I was approached by a stranger in a public library (in another city) for help on writing an essay. I was pleased to help, and give a great foundation to this person. In about 10 minutes, I had them well on their way. I was recently asked to demonstrate how to teach …Read More
The busiest semester that I have ever had teaching college courses, recently came to an end. I had a heavy course load this time around, it was a test at times, and I really had to find a balance in my personal life and career. However, it was a welcomed challenge. I taught several course sections, with a fine group of students in GUST 305 (College Student Success) and INRW 0301 (Integrated Reading and Writing). …Read More