Mrs. Jordan's Online Classroom
Atascocita High School Room 1208
13300 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, TX 77346
Tutorials: Tues. 2:55-3:30- US History reteach
Wed. 2:55-3:30- Both Makeup
Thurs. 2:55-3:30- WHAP Reteach
(If there is a conflict with this schedule, students are welcome to attend tutorials with another instructor).
(This is a recent change effective 3/6/2017)
I am from San Diego, California where I grew up loving the San Diego Chargers, Spanish missions, and In'N'Out Burger.
During high school my parents encouraged me to attend college. But since neither of them had gone directly from high school to college, they could not provide a lot of guidance in terms of the courses I should take. Although I knew nothing about the advantages of Advanced Placement courses, I took honors level courses, usually in social studies and Spanish.
Nevertheless, by the time I graduated and enrolled at San Diego State University, I knew I loved history and wanted to teach. It was in college that I learned to relish education for its own sake. I majored in social science and minored in English, always taking some assortment of history, political science, geography, economics, and literature or rhetoric courses. Because SDSU was only 20 minutes from my parent's house and was one of the best school for teaching around, I lived at home and took advantage of various honor societies such as Golden Key, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Alpha Theta to build valuable friendships. These organizations also gave me the opportunity to perform community service, essemble study groups, and get to know professors outside of the classroom.
After graduating from SDSU, I spent the summer studying Spanish in Salamanca, Spain. This was an amazing chance to travel, meet people from all over the world, and to get acquainted with a different culture, all while practicing my Spanish. This two month trip confirmed my love of travel. To date, I have traveled internationally to Mexico, the UK, Guatemala, Belize, Spain, Portugal, and France.
I began my teaching career at Humble Middle School in 2006 where I taught Texas and US history. During that time I earned my master's degree in history from the University of Houston.
My husband (who is also a teacher) and I have one son, Atticus who turned 3 in April 2016. We look forward to raising our little Eaglet surrounded by the welcoming community we've built here in Texas.
As a parent of a preschooler, there is very little free time but I enjoy making crafts with paper, gardening, growing vegetables, experimenting with new recipes, fitness, and making a mess with my latest Pinterest inspired projects (many of which you can see in the classroom!). I also enjoy a good movie, trying new cuisine, Oxford commas, and going to record stores and concerts.
Movies- 10 Things I Hate About You, Elf, I Am Sam, La Bamba, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, O Brother, Where Art Thou, To Live, Rope, West Side Story
TV-Anything with Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and anything with Tina Fey), Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead, Mind of a Chef, and the West Wing
Music- Bjork, The Cold War Kids, The Dixie Chicks, The Decemberists, The Digital Age, The Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, Madeleine Peyroux, Mika, Of Monsters and Men, Peter Bjorn and John, The Police, Real Estate, The Lumineers, Leon Bridges, Simon and Garfunkel, Vampire Weekend
Books- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Little Prince, The Odyseey, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Three Cups of Tea, The Red Tent, The Ugly American, Anything Kurt Vonnegut, Sandra Cisneros, or John Steinbeck
Podcasts- The History of the World in 100 Objects, The Splendid Table, The Lively Show, Radiolab Presents: More Perfect, TED Radio Hour, The History of English, The West Wing Weekly, The Sporkful