Enrolled in Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Texas Tech University (College of Education: 2024)
University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas-Pan American
Louisiana State University
Mission High School
Naval School of Health Sciences (U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA)
Community College of Philadelphia (basics while in the U.S. Navy)
Louisiana State University (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program)
Bachelor of Arts in English (biology minor): UTPA
Standard Professional Teaching Certificate: English/Language Arts & Reading (8—12)
English as a Second Language (ESL Supplemental) Certificate
Gemini Ink Writers Conference
Association of Writing Programs (AWP)
Gifted & Talented Training
Texas Library Association
Advanced Placement National Conference (College Board)
La Joya Early College High School since 2018
McAllen ISD: 8 years
Weslaco ISD: 3 years
Married; three kids.
We have three cats (yikes!) and just lost our doggie after 13 years.
I write poetry and edit books.I also write songs.
I also founded and run the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (last weekend in April, annually.)
I recently gave a TEDx Talk in Dallas: