Aisha Calhound

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 Camille Munoz

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B.S. in Political Science (minors Philosophy/History)

Camille Munoz

 I teach Pre-AP English I P-Tech/ECHS. I graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a B.S. in Political Science (minors Philosophy/History). I previously taught at St. Cecilia Catholic School, The Highlands School, and DISD Distinguished Teacher. English is taught through collaborative group work and classic literature with an emphasis on writing.

 Christine Moz

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 Danny Whitsell

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Bachelor of Arts ( dual major ) Government & Politics, Economics and Finance, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Business Administration, Texas Educator Certificate - English Language Arts - Grades 8-12.

Danny Whitsell

   I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas - December 1985, 1992, 2002, 2006. Bachelor of Arts ( dual major ) Government & Politics, Economics and Finance, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Business Administration, Texas Educator Certificate - English Language Arts - Grades 8-12. My career highlight is being able to work with the incredible students at Thomas Jefferson. In 2006, I completed my secondary teaching certificate in English Language Arts and Reading at the University of Texas at Dallas. Since 2006, I have worked towards the goal of moving from my previous career field to the Dallas ISD classroom. Previous to teaching high school, I enjoyed a career in telecommunications which was mainly focused on wide area networking and high speed broadband transmission. I have worked for both premise equipment manufacturers and operating telephone companies. Over the span of this career, I have engaged in a range of responsibilities which have allowed me to travel to all fifty states and outside of the USA borders. Each experience has enriched my life so that when the day came for me to enter the Thomas Jefferson classroom I would be ready to embrace the most important job of my career - teaching English III to your outstanding student / learner. Thank you for the privilege to work with your child, and for the trust you extend each day to me. It is my personal goal to make sure your child receives the best that Dallas ISD can offer. 

Your student and I, share an incredible classroom! It is the choir room or sometimes called the music room. It is large by any classroom standard. It has a three tier wooden stage and provides for what I consider to be a stage area in the front of the classroom. Our majority of junior English content is based on the McDougal textbook. In addition, we have outside independent reading, classroom discussion, small group work. Our Fall 2017, semester work will conclude with our three page term paper. This paper is a compilation of six weekly reports integrated into a rough draft and then edited into a final report with (MLA) Modern Language Association bibliography. Our plan for the Spring 2018, semester is to stage a short play in our stellar classroom!
 
 
 
 Dipika Patel

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 Devon Caldarera

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BS Radio-TV-Film, MA in English

Devon Caldarera

I am the English II Pre-AP Instructor at TJ's P-Tech Early College. An alumni of the University of Texas at Austin, I have a Bachelor of Science in Radio-TV-Film and a Masters in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have been a teacher for over 20 years--taught in McAllen, San Antonio, New Mexico and Dallas at both the secondary and college level. I have also worked as a film editor in NYC and worked at the Village Voice newspaper. I love challenging and motivating my students to go beyond what others expect! My job at TJ has been the best job of my career so far.
 
 Jeffrey Long

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 Matthew Summers

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BA in English, MA in Education Administration, ESL, AP, Speech

Matthew Summers

  I teach English II Pre-AP, Debate, Golf, Mock Trial, and I'm the Sophomore Class Sponsor. I attended University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Tyler. I have been at Thomas Jefferson High School my entire teaching career. My classes can be described as busy and memorably unconventional. We use teamwork to elevate everyone's achievement.

 

 Rebecca Deluna

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 Robert Delgado

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English/Creative Writing (BA, 1993), American Literature (MA, 1999), Studies in Literature (MA, 2015)

Robert Delgado

   I teach AP and regular English 4 here at TJ. I graduated from UT El Paso 1993 (B.A.), UT El Paso 1999 (M.A.), UT Dallas (M.A. 2015). I have an English/Creative Writing (BA, 1993), American Literature (MA, 1999), Studies in Literature (MA, 2015). I have previously taught at Ysleta ISD (El Paso), Socorro ISD (El Paso), El Paso ISD, and Pasadena ISD (Texas). I like to teach and motivate students to take ownership of their learning so that they can individually nurture and cultivate it to as great a degree as possible.

 Paige Kellam

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Bachelors in Psychology & English

Paige Kellam

Graduated Texas Tech University class of 2019, Wreck Em!

 Stephen Boeding

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B.A Arts and Performance, M.A. Literary Studies

Stephen Boeding

Attended Jesuit College Prep 2002-2006. Attended the University of Texas at Dallas 2006-2014. Participated in Fencing, Rugby, and FOCUS. Former employers include; FOCUS, Amazon Fulfillment, UTD, and Waxahachie Faith Family School District. Presented an academic paper at Mythcon 2012 In East Lansing Michigan. Presented an academic paper at UTD RAW 2013 in Dallas Texas. Certified in ELAR 7-12 and Social Studies 7-12.
 Tyler Smith

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Literary Studies

Tyler Smith

   I currently teach AP English Language and Journalism. I graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 with a degree in Literary Studies. After graduation, I struggled to find a teaching job. DISD and many of the local districts were tightening their belts as a result of the recession, and it seemed as though they were not hiring a lot of inexperienced teachers. I returned to my college job - Wal-Mart. I worked in various management roles there for a few years, then returned to where I did my student teaching, Thomas Jefferson. I took on a job teaching reading here in the 2013-2014 school year. In my class, I try to simulate the sort of environment that I found in my college literature classes. I want my students to be reading outside of class, writing to develop their ideas, and discussing those ideas with myself and their peers in order to understand new perspectives.

 Victoria Smith

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BA in English Language Arts

Victoria Smith

   I graduated from the University of North Texas 2016 with a Bachelors in English Language Arts. I teach English here at TJHS. Before working at TJ High School, I worked as a counselor at a home for adolescents with mental illnesses. The home was a residential facility where teens could receive therapy for depression (and other illnesses) and recover from substance abuse. I teach English II currently at TJ. Because my students sometimes have multiple English classes, I am dedicated to providing them a relaxed and engaging environment. I try to get my students up and moving around and incorporate their personal interests into my lessons.

 
 
 
 Whitney Adams

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BA in English and Creative Writing, MA in English Literature

Whitney Adams

Before I moved to Texas in 2017, I was managing and teaching Latin and ballroom dancing at a studio in my home state of New York. When I moved here, I began working immediately on my certification so I could enter the classroom. Last year, my 7th graders experienced so much growth and we had fun in the process! You'll find me in my classroom teaching and motivating my students with overdramatic acting, terrible jokes, pop culture analogies, and an occasional bad dance move.