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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

Aby Cisneros

Department: Spanish Department Chair
Courses: Spanish IV, Speech, 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 Pre-AP 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, 12th Seminar
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: Leadership
Courses: 11th and 12th SAT/ACT Prep, AP Coordinator
Education: B.M. Music (voice performance) – Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
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

Chris Horton

Departments: Social Studies Chair, Science
Courses: 6th Science, 10th Chemistry, 12th AP Human Geography, Community Service Coordinator
Education:  A.A. Secondary Education – Navarro College
B.A. Liberal Studies/Special Education – California State University, Chico
M.S. Ed. Science in Educational Studies/Secondary Sciences – Johns Hopkins University
Principal Certification – Lamar University

Kacie Horton

Department:  Science Department Chair
Courses: 9th Biology, 9th Health, 12th AP Environmental Science
Education: A.S. Social and Behavioral Science: Interdisciplinary Studies – Folsom Lake College
A.S. Social Science – Folsom Lake College
B.S. Environmental Science – California State University, Chico
TEA Certified Teacher Life Science 7-12 – Texas Teachers of Tomorrow, LLC
T-TESS Certified Appraiser – TEA
Principal Certification – University of St. Thomas
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – University of St. Thomas

Seema Nanda

Department: Art
Courses: 6th, 7th, and 8th Art, Studio Art, Printmaking
Education: B.A. in Philosophy (major), Religious Studies (minor), Mount Holyoke College
Studied at the Art League Houston
Graduate-level coursework in M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts

Paul Nichols

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

Morris Nwogwugwu

Department: Mathematics, Leadership
Courses: 6th Mathematics, 11th SAT/ACT Prep & College Process, 12th SAT/ACT Prep & College Bound
Education: B.A. American Studies – Carleton College
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – Houston Baptist University

Stephen Perrault

Department: English/Language Arts Department Chair, Social Studies
Courses: 8th US History, 9th English I, 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
M.A. – Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English

Isaac Alexander Rivera

Department: Physical Education, Leadership
Courses: 6th Leadership I, MS PE, HS PE
Education: B.B.A in Finance – University of St. Thomas

Haley Ryan

Department: Social Studies
Courses: 10th World History, 11th AP US History, 12th Government, 12th Economics, Street Law
Education: B.A. History- Roanoke College

Dr. Dorothy Scrutchin

Departments: Fine Arts Department Chair, Electives Chair, Leadership
Courses: 6th Leadership I, 7th Leadership II
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

Gregory Thompson

Departments: Leadership, Spanish, PE
Courses: MS PE, HS PE, 9th Speech, 10th Spanish II, 11th Pre-AP Spanish III/IV
Education: B.A. Spanish – Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Professional Communication – Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Johnny Tran

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

Lindsay Trostle

Departments: Leadership Department Chair, English
Courses: 8th Leadership, 8th Language Arts, 11th AP English Literature and Composition
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

DeMointé Wesley

Departments: English, Social Studies
Courses: 6th Ancient World Cultures, 7th Texas History and Cultures, 9th World Geography, 10th English Literature
Education: B.A. English Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – University of Houston

Jonathan Yockey

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

Sarah Yockey

Departments: English, Leadership
Courses:  7th English/Language Arts, 11th Seminar
Education: B.Arch Architecture – University of Houston


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