About Me

Phone: 469-752-5296


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin Additional coursework in Literature, Florida International University Teaching certifications in: English Language Arts/Reading (grades 4-8), Social Studies (4-8), EC-6 General, and ESL

Cathy Wheeler

I've been asked, "Why are you a teacher?" It's easy! There's a real need to help the recent immigrants to our country. If we want to continue to be a proud nation that welcomes immigrants, this daughter of an immigrant wants to do her part by teaching the English language and helping kids enjoy and succeed in their new country.

  • Frankford is the place to be for middle school students who are new to the country or new to the English language.

    I teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking to newcomers with little to no English knowledge. These kids are creative, funny, interesting, and respectful. They're a great group and this will be my 11th year teaching and my 7th at Frankford.

    In my spare time, I'll be traveling to Austin to visit my Longhorn daughter (Hook 'em!). I've picked up cycling, so you might see me exploring Dallas neighborhoods as I huff and puff and work on endurance.

    I love to travel and I love watching movies, so if I'm not sneaking in some exercise, I might just be on my couch watching Netflix. Feel free to give me your recommendations!  It's going to be another great year here at Frankford and I look forward to working with your kids.

  • tutorial schedule- to be determined