Phone: 469.752.6483


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 fourteenth 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 eleventh 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.  

  • Teaching Schedule:


    1st period: Conference Period

    2nd period: AVID 7 (G212)

    3rd period: AVID 8 (G212)

    4th and 5th periods: English 6 (D121)

    6th and 7th periods: English 6 (D121)

  • Tutorial Schedule:



    I am available on asynchronous days by appointment only.  If you or your student needs anything, please contact me via email.