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)
University of Texas-Pan American
Louisiana State University
University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley
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
Gifted & Talented Training
Texas Library Association
Advanced Placement National Conference (College Board)
La Joya Early College High School since 2018
English I Pre-AP
McAllen ISD: 8 years
Weslaco ISD: 3 years
Married; three kids.
We have three cats (yikes!) and one older dog.
I write poetry and edit books.
I also founded and run the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (last weekend in April, annually.)