Mrs. Catherine DeShaw

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 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.  

  • Teaching Schedule:


    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)

  • Tutorial Schedule:


    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