I have been teaching at Harlandale High School since 2007 in the
Health Science Technology (HST) area of Career and Technology Education
(CTE). This school has grown a lot since I began teaching here. Before
Harlandale, I taught mainly adults. When I worked for the Texas
Department of Health, EMS Division, I taught and tested Emergency
Medical Services students from Emergency Care Attendant (ECA) up through
Paramedic (EMT-P) in 13 counties. I was an EMT-Paramedic for 22 years,
as well as an EMS Instructor, Examiner, and Coordinator.
Then I was on the staff at San Antonio College (SAC) for about 20
years where I created, coordinated and taught in the Allied Health
section of the Continuing Education Department. I taught and created
many new courses in EMS and Allied Health Sciences while I was there.
My last job at SAC, was as Director of the Medical Assisting Program
which offered an Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as a
Certification in Medical Assisting through the oversight of the American
Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
I am also a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) and I ran
several Nursing Facilities during my time in the Valley before I came to
HHS. I enjoy teaching students who want to learn and are eager to work
in healthcare. We have an opportunity to fulfill the future needs of
the residents of San Antonio who will always need good healthcare.