This Advanced Forum is designed to help us get to know each other and learn common interests about each other. This will help us maintain a connection with each other throughout the semester.
You should write one original post and at least 2 reply postings. Your original post should be approximately 1-2 pages long. (Minimum 200 words) Please read my post and use it as a guide for your initial post. Reply posts to other students should be approximately one paragraph (minimum 50 words). Remember to add word counts to all posts.
In this Forum, you may copy and paste the Autobiography used in the Autobiography assignment as your first posting. If you are not comfortable with that, you may write a brief, edited version for this assignment.
I am a native Houstonian who went to all Houston ISD schools. I then attended the University of Houston where I received a BA in Music with a Minor in History. I moved to El Paso, Lubbock and Amarillo after graduating. I have worked as an apartment leasing agent, professional violinist, substitute teacher, optometric assistant as well as managing a few optometry practices. I stayed in the Panhandle to work on my MA in History at West Texas A&M University. I have recently returned to graduate school to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies at Montana State University.
I returned to Houston and taught elementary school music in Pasadena for 7 years before I left to pursue college teaching full time. I have worked for Houston Community College since 2001 and thoroughly enjoy it! I have also taught at Alvin CC, Lone Star CC, San Jacinto CC, Laredo CC and College of the Mainland. I now teach full-time for HCC.
I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, traveling and activism as well as many other things. I enjoy mystery novels and non fiction books. I have traveled to almost 40 of the 50 states, a few European countries, Canada and Mexico.
Ms. Sheryl Ballard, History Instructor
WC 201 (do not include greetings in the word count)