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Hello, parents and Hooks residents. I earned my BS in English from TAMUT, this is my 13th year teaching, my 6th year as a Hornet and my 5th year at Hooks High School. I moved to Hooks in 2016 and love the community.

I try to utilize practical, real world examples when teaching so students can connect the lessons at school to their lives outside the classroom. I give ample time in class to complete most assignments and accept late work at full credit for a week after an absence. If a student fails an assignment, they have a week after the failing grade is posted to request to redo for a better grade. A basic overview of the classes I teach is posted below, and detailed lesson plans are posted weekly. 

Please feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns at or visit with me during my conference period which is 1:10 - 2:40 on "A" days.

It is the policy of Hooks ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Hooks ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Tracy Cook at, 903.547.6077, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Jean Trout at, 903.547.2215.

Career Preparation - outline of class by each 6 weeks


    1st - Laws Regulations and Safety

    2nd - Rights and Responsibilities

    3rd - Teamwork and Leadership

    4th - Workplace Documents and Analyzing the Future

    5th - Budgeting and Finance

    6th - Final Paperwork, the Right Attitude and Adulting

Food Science - outline of class by each 6 weeks

    1st - Safety, Scientific Method, Professional Standards

    2nd - Chemical Properties of Foods

    3rd - Fermentation, Leavening & Additives

    4th - Macros - Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins

    5th - Micros - Vitamins, Minerals & Water

    6th - Packaging, Labeling & Preservation

 Child Development - outline of class by each 6 weeks

    1st -    Professional Standards & Safety

    2nd -  Roles & Responsibilities of Parenting 

    3rd -    Prenatal Care & Development

    4th -     Infants & Toddlers

    5th -     Preschool children

    6th -    School-age children

Professional Communications - outline of class by each 6 weeks

    1st/4th -    Introduction to Professional Communications, Nonverbal Communication, Career Cluster Interest, Testing, and Evaluation

    2nd/5th -   Written Communications, Public Speaking Basics, Strategies & Tactics, Gaining Confidence and Teamwork

    3rd/6th -    Catchphrases, Motivational Speeches, Informative Speeches, and Persuasive Speeches

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