• Joshua Dwelle
    jdwelle@dallasisd.org

    English I Pre-AP and PSAT/SAT Preparatory courses.
     

    Philosophy

     

    As an educator, I strive to instill a love of learning in my students. My own love of literature from a wide range of cultures fuels the excitement in my classroom. I strive to prepare my students for the next step in their learning process.

     

    Education

     

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

                M.A. in Literature

     

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    B.A. in English Language and Composition

     

    Professional Experience

     

    Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College, Dallas, TX

    English Teacher, 2010-present

    • Teaching grade 9 Pre-AP and grade 12 English
    • Created and taught preparations courses for SAT/PSAT test
    • Created and taught preparation courses for the Reading/Writing sections of the TSI Accuplacer test

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    Teaching Fellow, 1999-2003

    §  Taught multiple freshman-level college writing courses

    §  Developed a separate syllabus for each course

    §  Edited and graded student essays in order to assist students in the improvement of their writing skills

     

    Publications & Presentations

     

    Dwelle, Josh. “McEwan, Ian.” Contemporary Novelists. Eds. Josh Lauer and Neil Schlager. 7th ed. Detroit: St. James Press, 2001.

     

    Dwelle, Josh and D. Quentin Miller. “McCarthy, Cormac.” Contemporary Novelists. Eds. Josh Lauer and Neil Schlager. 7th ed. Detroit: St. James Press, 2001.

     

    Dwelle, Josh. “Women Astream: An Abbreviated History of Female Fly Fishing Authors.” South Central Women’s Studies Association Conference. University of the Incarnate Word. San Antonio, TX. 17 Mar. 2001. Reading.

     

    Dwelle, Josh and Aaronda Smith. “Acceleration vs. Remediation: Establishing Routines to Build Literacy.” Texas High School Project’s Early College High School Professional Development Network Coaching Training. Round Rock, TX. 10 May 2011. Presentation.

     

    Honors and Awards

     

    Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

    Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow

    Member of the Freshman and Sophomore English Committee, University of North Texas, 2000-02

    Member of the Back to the Future: MVC & ECHS THECB P16 Initiative team. Named “Innovation of the Year” for Mountain View College, 2010-11

    Department Chair for English Language and Reading: 2014-15, 2015-16