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Nick Alden

Department: Mathematics
Courses: 11th Precalculus, 12th Statistics
Education: B.A. Marketing – Texas Tech University
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Conchi Barquin

Department: Spanish
Courses: 8th Spanish 1, 9th Spanish II, 10th/11th AP Spanish Language, and Culture
Education: B.A. Spanish – University of St. Thomas
M.A. Spanish Linguistics – University of Houston
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Vanessa Dodson

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

Department: Mathematics
Courses: 9th Geometry, 10th Algebra II, 11th Pre-Calculus
Education: B.S. Psychology – Tulane University
M.A. Communications – Regent University
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Victoria German

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

Department: Social Studies
Courses: World Geography II
Education: B.A. History – Rice University 
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented – University of Houston 
Ed.D. Educational Leadership – University of Houston
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Josh Hines

Department: Science, Mathematics
Courses: 9th Geometry, 10th AP Computer Science Principles
Education: Management Information Systems (Business Analysis) – Texas Tech University
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Chris Horton

Departments:  Science Department Chair, Social Studies
Courses: 6th Science, 10th AP Computer Science Principles, 10th Chemistry
Education:  A.A. Secondary Education – Navarro College
B.A. Liberal Studies – California State University, Chico
M.S. Ed. Science in Education: Educational Studies – Johns Hopkins University
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Kacie Horton

Department:  Science 
Courses: 9th Biology, 9th Health, 12th AP Environmental Science, Aquatic Science, Forensic Science
Education: A.S. Social and Behavioral Science, A.S. Interdisciplinary Studies – Folsom Lake College
B.S. Environmental Science – California State University, Chico 
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Jordan Huynh

Department:  Mathematics 
Courses: 6th Math, 7th Pre-Algebra, 10th Algebra II
Education: B.A. Urban Studies – University of Pennsylvania
Ed.M. Teaching and Curriculum – Harvard University 
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Dulce Melgoza

Department:  Social Studies
Courses: 8th U.S. History, 11th AP U.S. History
Education: B.A. History – University of Houston-Clear Lake
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Paul Nichols

Department: Music
Courses: Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Choir 
Education: B.A. Electric Guitar Performance – Guitar Institute of Technology
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Stephen Perrault

Department: English/Language Arts Department Chair 
Courses: 9th English, 9th Language Arts, 12th AP English Language, and Composition
Education: B.A. English and History – Spring Hill College 
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction – Louisiana State University 
A.B.D. Education – University of Virginia 
J.D. – Paul M. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University 
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Dr. Angela Postigo

Department: Spanish Department Chair
Courses: 8th Spanish I, 10th Pre-AP Spanish III, 11th AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Education: A.A. Liberal Arts, Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute 2003
B.A. Spanish, University of New Mexico 2005
M.A. Hispanic Literature, University of New Mexico 2007
Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky 2016
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Haley Ryan

Department: Social Studies
Courses: 9th World Geography, 10th World History, 12th Government, 12th Economics
Education: B.A. History- Roanoke College
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Mary Jo Sadler

Department: Art
Courses: Middle School Art, Ceramics, Studio Art, Advanced Ceramics 
Education: B.F.A Art & Design – University of Houston – Clear Lake 
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Dr. Dorothy Scrutchin

Departments: Skills Department Chair, English/Language Arts
Courses: 6th Language Arts, 6th English, 10th Speech
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
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Gregory Thompson

Departments: Skills, English/Language Arts, Spanish
Courses: 7th Skills, 9th English Language Arts, 9th Spanish II
Education: B.A. Spanish – Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Communication – Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
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Lindsay Trostle

Departments: English/Language Arts, Spanish, Skills 
Courses: 8th Skills, 8th English/Language Arts, 11th AP English Literature, Drama 
Education: B.A. Spanish Literature – SUNY Fredonia 
M.A. Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition – Syracuse University 
Certified Teacher, Spanish K-12, ELA 6-12 – University of West Florida 
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DeMointé Wesley

Departments: English, Social Studies
Courses: 6th Ancient World Cultures, 7th Texas History, 10th English Literature
Education: B.A. English Literature/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – University of Houston
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Jonathan Yockey

Departments: Mathematics, Science
Courses:  8th Algebra 1, 11th Physics, 12th AP Calculus
Education: B.S. Economics and Mathematics – University of Houston
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Sarah Yockey

Departments: English/Language Arts, Skills
Courses:  6th Skills, 7th English/Language Arts, Junior Seminar, Senior Seminar
Education: B.Arch Architecture – University of Houston
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