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Teaching Team NAFTA (teachers from the US/Canada/Mexico) with our TA Mr. Dowdy
Receiving my M. Ed from the University of Texas at Arlington (2013)
My teaching bestie Rick Salinas and I thought: let's do it.
Principal's Exam passed✅
Mrs. Bertha Sadler Means
Meeting the woman my new school is named for
Door for the Inaugural class of Sadler Means YWLA
UT Teach Urban Interns
Opening my class to those who want to become teachers
Educators in Solidarity Spring Uncoference (2018)
Sharing teaching tips with a cohort from Stephen F Austin University
Mendez MS 8th Grade Promotion
I had the honor of being their guest speaker.
Harlem Children's Zone
On fact finding mission with Austin ISD and Reagan High School Admin which birth AISD NACER
Last graduating class of John H Reagan HS
Fulfillment of a promise to the first class of Sadler Means to attend their graduation. Itza was Valedictorian and graduated HS with an Associates and entered the University of Texas as a junior.
Ted Master Class Presentation
Speaking on re imagining New Teacher Orientation
ACC Riverside Adult ESL (2020)
Teaching ESL to adult
New sign for Northeast ECHS (formerly John H Reagan)
I called the district all summer and drove by a several times/week to check on the progress ti make sure signage would be up for the first day of school. Not every campus was so lucky.
Facebook: Explainer videos launch
With the onset of the pandemic many parents were worried about STAAR and a video seemed like the best way to reach them.
Austin ISD ExOfficio/Unofficial Podcast launch
After appearing as a guest on Cuitlahuac Guerra Mojarra's podcast I became a regular co host and later permanent
Making office visits at the capital before the House votes on HB 3979 (the so called Anti-CRT bill)
SXSW EDU with US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona
His encouragement of my running in a state that needs more progressives on school boards meant everything.
At What Cost Rally 2022
Supporting a raise for AISD Teachers, Classified Staff, Librarians, and Counselors
Austin ISD Pride Day at Eastside ECHS
All students should feel welcomed🌈
ACC Highland ESL (2022)
Last day in the classroom, running for school board. My students were both supportive and sad.
Austin Voice for Education and Youth-Youth Equity Summit
It was an honor to be a mock board member, with former Trustee Ann Teich for youth to present their public comment
Education Austin Town Hall
Listening to teachers and staff
Moms Demand Action :Don't Look Away Rally
Speaking as a Teacher/Mom against gun violence.
Black X Conference
Appeared on a panel with some great leaders working for a successful outcome for Black students in Austin ISD.
Garza Independent Graduation 2022