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Number of years teaching
16 years

Name(s) of media you advise
Smithson Valley High School Valley Ventana, The Ranger yearbook, The Ranger Report broadcast, valleyventana.org

School Name & City
Smithson Valley High School, Spring Branch

Most unusual item in/on your desk?
A box made out of old keyboard keys. My daughter gave it to me.

Favorite deadline snack?
Dark chocolate

Nicknames your students have given you?
Mrs. Ed

Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
To make any technology submit to my will

Personal catch phrase or motto?
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
I get to work with the most creative and committed students on campus.

What is the most important lesson a student has ever taught you?
This job is more about the relationships than the deadlines and the awards.

What is the most important element to a successful program?
Solid journalistic basics and students willing to step out of their comfort zone to pursue the stories in their own schools.

Describe your favorite lesson to teach
Writing feature leads.

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