Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English, Texas A&M University English Language Arts & Reading 4-8 ESL Certified
Mrs. Catherine DeShaw
Hello! I am entering my thirteenth year of teaching and am happy to be teaching AVID 7, AVID 8, and ELA 6 this year. I taught my first three years in Clear Creek ISD in Houston area, and this is my tenth year in Plano ISD and at Schimelpfenig Middle School. I love our school and I love middle school students! I feel that I am able to bring out the best in each of my students!
I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in education. I speak some spanish and love any opportunity to practice the language and keep up my skills. My husband and I live in Dallas and he is is an Optometrist in Garland. My favorite activities are gardening, organization and house projects, fitness, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
1st period: AVID 8 (G212)
2nd period: AVID 7 (G212)
3rd period: Conference Period
4th and 5th period: ELA 6 Block 1 (D121)
6th and 7th period: ELA 6 Block 2 (D121)
All of my students (AVID, and ELA 6) are welcome anytime in the morning or after school when I am available.
Since I teach multiple subjects, I prefer students let me know ahead of time when they plan to come early or stay late so that I can make sure to have materials ready, etc., but they are all welcome to just show up anytime as needed.
I'm here to help them. :)
I have 2 classrooms; I teach AVID for 1st-2nd periods upstairs in G212 and ELA 6 for 4th-7th periods downstairs in D121. I will be upstairs in G212 for all morning tutorial sessions because that is where I start my day. After school, I may be in D121 or G212, depending.
Available mornings for ALL students: 8:00-8:20 in G212
Available afternoons: 3:30-4:00 in D121 or G212, depending.
Encourage students to make arrangements with me for afternoon tutorials.
Google Classroom Codes
AVID 8 (1st period): byn5vsu
AVID 7 (2nd period): edhawg
ELA 6 (4th & 5th periods): acue7f
ELA 6 (6th & 7th periods): y0kwxn