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Concepcion Barquin-Moreno

Department: Spanish
Courses: 8th Advanced Spanish 1, 9th Spanish II, 10th Pre–AP Spanish III
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
Courses: 6th Art, 7th/8th grade Art, High School Studio Art, High School Advanced Studio Art
Education: B.A. Visual Art Studies – University of Texas

Aby Cisneros de Rivera

Department:  Spanish (Department Chair), Math, Leadership
Courses: 6th Math, 7th Leadership II, 10th & 11th AP Spanish Language and Culture
Education: B.S. EC-6 Bilingual Education – Houston Baptist University

Brennan Colson

Department: Spanish
Courses: 8th Spanish I, 9th Spanish II, 11th AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Education:  B.A. Foreign Languages (Spanish) – Towson University
B.M. Music (classical guitar performance) – Towson University


Vanessa Dodson

Department: English/Language Arts
Courses: 6th English Language Arts
Education: B.A. Education 1-8 – University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Victoria German

Department: Science
Courses: 7th Science, 8th Science, 12th AP Biology
Education: B.S. Zoology – Texas Tech University

Sharon Ha

Department: History, Fine Arts/Electives, Leadership, Student Leadership Committee Advisor
Courses: 6th History, 8th History, 9th Speech, Choir, 11th & 12th SAT/ACT Prep
Education: B.M. Music (voice performance) – Wheaton College
M.A. Organizational Learning & Leadership – Columbia University, Teacher’s College
E.d.D. Organizational Learning & Leadership – Columbia University, Teacher’s College (in progress)

Joshua Hines

Department: Mathematics (Department Chair), Science
Courses: 7th Pre-Algebra, 9th Geometry, 10th AP Computer Science Principles, 10th Algebra 2
Education: Management Information Systems (Business Analysis) – Texas Tech Rawls College of Business

Emilly Jasso

Department: English Language Arts, Leadership
Courses: 8th English Language Arts, 8th Leadership
Education: B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Cheryl Kutcher

Department: English
Courses: 7th English Language Arts, 10th Pre–AP English 2, 12th AP English Language and Composition, Journalism
Education: B.A. English – The University of Texas at Arlington
M.F.A. Poetry – Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English – University of Arizona


Morris Nwogwugwu

Department: Leadership
Courses: 11th College Process, 12th Seminar/College Bound
Education: B.A. American Studies – Carleton College
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – Houston Baptist University

James Richey

Department: Athletics
Courses: Middle School PE, High School PE, 9th Health Education
Education: B.S. Kinesiology – Howard Payne University

Dr. Dorothy Scrutchin

Departments: Fine Arts and Electives (Department Chair), Leadership
Courses: Senior Seminar
Education: B.B.A Business and Management – St. Edward’s University
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – University of St. Thomas
Ed.D. Executive Educational Leadership – Houston Baptist University

Dr. Shiarnice Taylor

Departments: Social Studies
Courses: 11th AP English Literature, 11th AP US History, 12th American Government, 12th Economics, Street law, Speech & Debate
Education: B.A. Criminal Justice – Sam Houston State University
M.S. Psychology – University of Phoenix
Doctorate Counseling – Houston Bible College


Emily Tran

Departments: Humanities
Courses: 7th Grade Texas History, 9th Grade English, 9th Grade Language Arts
Education: A.S. Elementary Education, Illinois Central College
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Illinois State University


Johnny Tran

Departments: Mathematics
Courses: 9th Advanced Geometry, 10th Advanced Algebra II, 11th Pre-calculus, 11th AP Calculus AB, 12th AP Statistics
Education: B.A. Secondary Math Education – Eureka College
M.S. Pure Mathematics – DePaul University

Valentin Urrutia

Departments:  Social Studies
Courses:  6th Leadership, 9th Geography, 10th World History, 12th AP Human Geography 
Education: B.A. Psychology, Sociology, & Women and Gender Studies – University of Houston

Jonathan Yockey

Departments: Mathematics (Department Chair), Science
Courses:  8th Algebra I, 11th Physics, 11th Precalculus, 12th AP Calculus
Education:  B.S. Economics and Mathematics – University of Houston
7th–12th Math and Physics Certified – Texas Teachers of Tomorrow



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