Hello My Name Is...
Commercial Photography, Video Technology
In 1968, I was born in Harlingen, Texas and raised in the
neighboring town of San Benito located in the Rio Grande Valley. I
attended the schools within the San Benito CISD and graduated high
school in 1987. I went on to attend The University of Texas Pan American
in Edinburg, Texas, just northwest in the next county.
During my time at the university, I majored in communications and
started my working career on campus in the admissions office as well as
volunteering with the university newspaper. My interests in the fields
of journalism, broadcast television and photography grew with every year
that I attended this institution.
In 1992, I graduated from UTPA and moved north to San Antonio. For
seven years I worked as a public & media relations coordinator for a
non-profit organization that ran several long term care facilities.
During that time I began to participate with the company’s mentor
program at Maverick Elementary. I mentored several students during that
time by helping them with their studies one hour a week. This was the
beginning of my pursuit in education. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of
their education and assisting them with their academics and at times
being a “big brother”.
Seven years went by and I found myself at the doors of Region 20 to
begin my quest to become an educator through their alternative teacher
certification program. During the two year program, I got to volunteer
and observe at Jourdanton High School. It was a great experience and I
learned from some wonderful professionals. By the end of the program
with Region 20, I secured my first teaching job at Pleasanton High
School in Atascosa County. I did a lot those first two years and
“learned the ropes” from a supportive English department staff.
Two years after, I found myself back in Bexar County and given the
chance to teach at McCollum High School. I still recall the first
teacher on campus that welcomed me as I was checking out my new
classroom. This individual made me feel so welcomed and happy to be part
of the south side community. Eleven years later and I’m still part of
“Cowboy Country” and the Harlandale ISD family.
1st Period: CONFERENCE
2nd Period: Commercial Photography
3rd Period: Commercial Photography
4th Period: Audio/Video Production: Broadcast
5th Period: LUNCH
6th Period: Advanced Audio/Video Production: Broadcast (COWBOY PRODUCTIONS)
7th Period: Advanced Audio/Video Production: Broadcast (COWBOY PRODUCTIONS)
8th Period: DEPARTMENT CHAIR
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