Britni Matthews

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Britni Matthews School: K. Smith Elementary Subject: PreK   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Britni Matthews, and I am a wife, mother of 3 kids ages 4, 5, and 7. I have been teaching Prek for [...]

2020-09-30T12:27:29+00:00September 30th, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  As we start our new fiscal year, we would like to introduce you to your new board of directors. The Board of Directors governs the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for all policy-making decisions. Board members often serve as liaisons to each of the committees. We would also like to thank [...]

2020-09-11T04:50:47+00:00September 11th, 2020|Chamber News|

Interim President, Dee Farino

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (GHACC), it is my pleasure to announce our Interim President, Dee Farino. After Dee joined in 2005, she immediately became involved as an Ambassador, which eventually  led to joining and chairing numerous committees including Gala and Crawfish Festival.  Dee has [...]

2020-09-04T04:05:25+00:00September 4th, 2020|Chamber News|

Deborah Stokes

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Deborah Stokes School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: English   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Reading various Newspapers and Periodicals Watching Informative, Arts, and Educational TV Programs   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you [...]

2020-09-02T04:59:27+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Aldrich D. Smith

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Aldrich D. Smith School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: English Language Arts and Composition   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I will be going into my third year of teaching and my third year as a resident of Houston, [...]

2020-09-02T04:56:18+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ariam Espinosa

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ariam Espinosa School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: Spanish (LOTE) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am a 32 y/o teacher with 5 years of experience as an official classroom teacher; did 4 prior years as a teacher [...]

2020-09-02T04:51:08+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Carona Burns

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Carona Burns School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: Science Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I love gardening and being outside.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you chose [...]

2020-09-02T04:46:03+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ulysses Morales

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ulysses Morales School: Marshall MS Subject: HISTORY Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I recently graduated from the University of Houston- Downtown, I have worked with high school students for serval years now, I was a Young Life Leader which [...]

2020-09-02T04:41:52+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Dawn Moses

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Dawn Moses School: Heights High School Subject: Special Education Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I enjoy educational and medical research, travel, and spending time with my grandchildren.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell [...]

2020-09-02T04:33:13+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ms. Shani Foster

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ms. Shani Foster School: Heights High School Subject: Biology/Environmental Science Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am an avid cook and baker and a make a mean red velvet and macaroni and cheese. I am a sports fan I [...]

2020-09-02T04:29:36+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Andrea Hudson

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Andrea Hudson School: Heights High School Subject: 9th Grade Counselor Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am a mother of two grown children and an empty nester. I am consumed by work but in a good way.  Outside of [...]

2020-09-01T14:55:02+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Elise Oupo

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Elise Oupo School: S.P. Waltrip High School Subject: Special Education Life Skills Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Elise Oupo and I graduated from DeVry Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master degree in Accounting and [...]

2020-09-01T14:51:00+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

C. Trevino

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: C. Trevino School: Northside High School Subject: Web Dev/Gaming Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… During my time off, I love to scuba dive. I frequently volunteer with Texas State University in San Marcos, the Meadows Center for Water and [...]

2020-09-01T14:47:50+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Jacquelyn Stowers

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Jacquelyn Stowers School: Northside High School Subject: French Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I like to spend time with my family, friends, and pets (one large dog and 5 cats).  I love going to restaurants, the theater and the [...]

2020-09-01T14:44:11+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Myriam Remond

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Myriam Remond School: Northside High School Subject: French 1, 2 Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, running, hiking, reading novels, traveling (not during a pandemic), discovering new cultures and much more.   [...]

2020-09-01T14:40:36+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Patricia Perez-Abassi

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Patricia Perez-Abassi School: Northside High School Subject: Spanish 2 Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.…  I’m a Hispanic Muslim public high school teacher who likes talking to people, reading, cooking, gardening and volunteering in my community.   Give us an [...]

2020-09-01T14:37:48+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Gisela Tanaka

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Gisela Tanaka School: Northside High School Subject: Math (AP Calculus and Algebra 2) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am mother, wife, a teacher, and a recent grad school graduate. I have a 5-year-old daughter whom I adore. Lately, [...]

2020-09-01T14:32:27+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Pamela Kennard

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Pamela Kennard School: Northside High School Subject: AP World History Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I swim whenever I can! I also enjoy riding my bike and working in my flower beds   Give us an idea of your [...]

2020-09-01T14:28:24+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Juliette Giron

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Juliette Giron School: Northside High School Subject: Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Systems Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Love to camp and visit state and national parks.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can [...]

2020-09-01T14:25:50+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Maren Haenicke

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Maren Haenicke School: Northside High School Subject: Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Pre-Calculus) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Walking, reading, traveling, and photography   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you [...]

2020-09-01T14:23:24+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Talia Camacho

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Talia Camacho School: Northside High School Subject: World Languages-Spanish Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Coffee Dark Chocolate Cleaning supplies plants Candles, essential oils, fragrances (fruity/flowery/fresh scents)   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us [...]

2020-09-01T14:20:50+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Jessica Bowdoin

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Jessica Bowdoin School: Northside High School (Formerly Jefferson Davis) Subject: English Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I’ve been an educator for the last 9 years, and my main passion and focus in English is poetry. I’m currently in graduate [...]

2020-09-01T14:17:26+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Rosemary BerryThorn

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Rosemary BerryThorn School: Northside High School (Formerly Jefferson Davis) Subject: Registrar To help you with supplies, what items are you wanting? Disposable latex gloves (Minimum 100 count) Disposable Isolation Gown (Minimum 100 count) Smead BCCR Bar-Style Alphabetic Color-Coded Labels, Letters A-Z, Assorted Colors, 500 Labels per Roll 100 [...]

2020-09-01T14:14:50+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Alice L. Gray

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Alice L. Gray School: Northside High School (Formerly Jefferson Davis) Subject: Chemistry & Pre-AP Chemistry Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I’m recently married AND recently a homeowner. So right now, besides preparing for school, I’ve been enjoying decorating and [...]

2020-09-01T14:12:00+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Elga D. Sepúlveda Suárez

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Elga D. Sepúlveda Suárez School: Booker T. Washington H.S Subject: Spanish (LOTE) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I started my education career when I was in college. By that time, I worked as an assistant teacher in different public [...]

2020-09-01T11:31:22+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Maisha Turner

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Maisha Turner School: Waltrip High School Subject: Biology Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am an MIT and Clemson graduate, with degrees in environmental engineering.  After 15 years in engineering consulting I became a teacher to inspire students to [...]

2020-09-01T11:07:18+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ishraaq Choudhury

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ishraaq Choudhury School: Waltrip High School Subject: English Language Arts Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… When not preparing for classes or working with students, I like to spend my time writing, reading, building Gunpla models, and playing games. Give [...]

2020-09-01T11:04:53+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Northside High School

Alice L. Gray: Chemistry & Pre-AP Chemistry  Rosemary BerryThorn: Registrar Jessica Bowdoin: English Talia Camacho: World Languages-Spanish Maren Haenicke: Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Pre-Calculus) Juliette Giron: Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Systems Pamela Kennard: AP World History Gisela Tanaka: Math (AP Calculus and Algebra 2) Patricia Perez-Abassi: Spanish 2 Myriam Remond: French 1, 2 Jacquelyn Stowers: French C. Trevino: Web Dev/Gaming     [...]

2020-09-01T14:48:14+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Aimee Zepeda

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Aimee Zepeda School: Helms Elementary Subject: SLA and Reading Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Aimee Zepeda and this will be my first year working at Helms Elementary. I am overjoyed to be teaching in such a [...]

2020-09-01T10:59:59+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Santa Monica Mendoza

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Santa Monica Mendoza School: Helms Elementary Subject: Math and Science Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Hello, my name is Santa Monica Mendoza. I am a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas. I like to spend time outdoors [...]

2020-09-01T10:50:36+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Elizabeth Puente

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Elizabeth Puente School: Garden Oaks Montessori Subject: Teacher Assistant Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I love to read and spend time with my family. Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why [...]

2020-09-01T10:44:29+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Jesse Espinosa

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Jesse Espinosa School: Waltrip High School Subject: Band Tell us a little bit about you? Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am a Waltrip HS Alum, Class of 1995. I have taught there now, going on my 19th I am Houston pro sports fan. I grew [...]

2020-09-01T10:38:03+00:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|