doña Di
Spanish High School Teacher
Avinger High School
Avinger Independent School District
Avinger, TX
United States
About me
I retired in May 2016 and began teaching Spanish half a day at Avinger ISD, Avinger, Texas.  What a blessing that has been. I first taught English and Spanish from 1972-1976 in Texas and then in Mississippi. With my M.S. in counseling, I worked as a mental health therapist and/or caseworker from 1977 until 1998.  I taught gang members job skills English and remedial reading for one year (1990-1991) in an inner-city school in Mobile, Alabama.  I returned to teaching in 1998 to teach only Spanish.  I have taught for Liberty-Eylau ISD, Texas (1½ yrs.), Queen City ISD, Texas (10 yrs.), and Atlanta ISD, Texas (7 yrs.)  As of May 2019, I have taught for Avinger ISD for six years.  Since 2019, I have assisted with third grade reading tutorials and with tutoring 7th and 8th grade ELAR students. As well, I taught English III and English IV in 2020-2021.
I have lived in Mexico, Germany, and Guam, as well as in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.  While in Europe, I traveled in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, and (of course) all over (then) West Germany.  While living on the island of Guam, I visited the Philippines, Hawaii, Tinian, and Saipan.