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“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”

‒Charlemagne

I am happy to be a part of the Timber Creek Elementary staff as your ESL Specialist!  It is both an honor and a privilege to help students acquire another language. 
 
I have over 20 years of teaching experience in public school districts (both Aldine ISD and Spring ISD) and private school. I earned my B.A. from Texas A & M University and my M.Ed.in reading from Sam Houston State University. I'm certified in English and history (grades 6-12), Elementary (Grades 1-8), English as a Second Language (ESL -EC-12) and Reading Specialist (EC-12). I've taught language arts and social studies in grades 3-6 over my career. I also served as the ESL teacher and campus coordinator.
 
My husband, Richard, is an avid ham radio enthusiast who has made voice contact with over 100 countries around the world. He received an award from ARRL (American Radio Relay League) for making radio contact with six of the seven continents. Together we enjoy camping, Dutch oven cooking and shopping for vintage tube radios in antique stores and flea markets. Between the two of us, we have 6 children (ages 20-27) and 5 grandchildren (ages 1-7) with one more on the way!
 

“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way.”

‒Frank Smith, internationally-known psycholinguist and author

 

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”

‒Flora Lewis, award-winning journalist and author

 

We have great work to do as English language learners at Timber Creek! I'm looking forward to a great year!