Pozos, Justin - English Language Arts

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Mr. Justin Pozos

Subjects Taught
English III Dual Credit, English IV Dual Credit, Mystery Horrors

Education

Masters of Arts in English: University of Texas at San Antonio

January 2005-May 2008

  • GPA 3.16
  • Received “High Pass” on Master's Comprehension Exam
  • Well-versed in the areas of Textual Analysis, the History of English Literature, Syllabus/Course Formation, Creative Writing, and Bibliography and Research

Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy: University of The Incarnate Word

August 1999- -May 2002

  • Honors: Magnum Cum Laude
  • Awarded “Most Outstanding English Student” by English Faculty
  • Developed a broad understanding of logical analysis and an appreciation of close-reading
Experience

Adjunct English Professor: University of Texas at San Antonio

May2008-present

  • Courses taught: Freshman Composition I and II
  • Pushed students to excel under the rigorous demands of The Writing Program @ UTSA
  • Instructed students on the formation of effective analysis and argument.
  • Honed the academic voices and research skills that would assist in future student achievement.

Adjunct English Instructor: Northwest Vista College

May2008-present

  • Courses taught: Freshman Composition I and II, World Literature I
  • Maintained a rapport that was engaging, fun and professional
  • Developed and followed an effective class syllabus, with special attention given to a logical progression of skills as a writer and reader
  • Implemented strategies for collaborative learning that directly improved student understanding

Dual-Credit Adjunct Instructor: Harlandale High School (Palo Alto College)

August 2009-present

  • Courses Taught: Freshman Composition I and II
  • Developed a culture of accountability among students
  • Instilled a love for the analysis of literature through close reading
  • Successfully balanced five separate course curricula through PAC and NVC

Secondary ELA Teacher: Harlandale High School

May 2002-present

  • Courses taught: English I, II, III and IV, as well as an elective (Mystery/Horror Works)
  • Used my observations of the “writing gap” which exists between high school and college to change the focus of senior English classes
  • Worked successfully with special populations: Spec. Ed., LEP, Gifted and Talented
  • Made the study of English something direct and meaningful

Forms

ENGLISH Dual Credit 1301 (Justin Pozos) 8/21/2012
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ENGLISH IV Dual Credit 2322: British Lit I (Justin Pozos) 8/21/2012
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Mystery Horror Works (Justin Pozos) 8/21/2012
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