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Nick Alden

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

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

Vanessa Dodson

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

Craig Duncan

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

Victoria German

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

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

Josh Hines

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

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

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 

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 

Dulce Melgoza

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

Paul Nichols

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

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 

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

Haley Ryan

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

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 

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

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

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 

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

Jonathan Yockey

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

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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