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Aly Alvis

Department: Science
Education: B.A. Psychology, Sociology – Rice University
M.A. Sociology – Duke University

Concepcion Barquin-Moreno

Department: Spanish
Education: B.A. Spanish – University of St. Thomas
M.A. Spanish Linguistics – University of Houston
Maestro Industrial en Química – Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional (CIFP) Avilés


Greg Castillo

Department: Fine Arts
Education: B.A. Visual Art Studies – The University of Texas

Aby Cisneros de Rivera

Department:  Spanish, Leadership
Education: B.S. EC-6 Bilingual Education – Houston Baptist University

Vanessa Dodson

Department: English/Language Arts, Social Studies
Education: B.A. Education 1-8 – University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Cat Gammons

Department: Math, Social Studies
Education: B.A. Mathematics – Sam Houston State University

Victoria German

Department: Science
Education: B.S. Zoology – Texas Tech University

Joshua Hines

Department: Mathematics, Science
Education: Management Information Systems (Business Analysis) – Texas Tech Rawls College of Business

Emilly Jasso

Department: English Language Arts, Leadership
Education: B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies – University of Houston-Downtown

Morris Nwogwugwu

Department: Leadership
Education: B.A. American Studies – Carleton College
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – Houston Baptist University
Certification – Nonprofit Management – Texas A&M University

Angelique Pinto

Department: English/Language Arts
Education: A.A Teaching – Houston Community College
B.A. English – The University of St. Thomas

James Richey

Department: Athletics
Education: B.S. Kinesiology – Howard Payne University

Joni Smith

Departments: English, Social Studies, Journalism, Speech & Debate
Education: B.S. Political Science – University of Houston
M.A. Teaching – University of Houston-Downtown

Emily Tran

Departments: Humanities
Education: A.S. Elementary Education, Illinois Central College
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Illinois State University


Eddy Whiteside

Departments: Math
Education: B.A. Mathematics – Harding University

Jonathan Yockey

Departments: Math, Science
Education:  B.S. Economics and Mathematics – University of Houston
7th– 12th Math and Physics Certified – Texas Teachers of Tomorrow


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Highlands, TX 77562

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