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Heather Gillihan

AP Literature teacher and English 2 teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, TX in 2006. Schertz, TX is one of the several suburbs around San Antonio.

I graduated from UTSA (University of Texas in San Antonio) in the winter of 2012.

Degrees and Certifications:

My undergraduate degree is in History, Minor in Anthopology, and special studies in Literature. I got my Texas teaching certificate through an alternative program called ACT in 2015. I am certified to teach 7-12 ELA and 7-12 Social Studies and I am working on getting certified to teach Latin.

Current Position:

This is my second year at Friona High School. I will be teaching the AP Literature course as well as English 2 this year

Previous Position:

I work in South Korea as an afterschool English teacher at a rural Elementary school in Samrye. I went right after I graduated from UTSA and was there for 1 and a half years.

When I returned to Texas, I got my certificate and started working at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio. I taught English 1 and English 1 Pre-Ap my first year and then English 2 Pre-Ap my second year. I left because I met my now husband and got married.

I just finished my first year of teaching at Friona High School. I taught English2, English 2 Honors, English 3, and English 3 Ap.

Family Information:

I am a newly wed to a member of the USA Air Force. My husband and I moved to Clovis, NM because he was assigned to Cannon AFB. Currently we do not have any children but that may change in the next couple of years. We are waiting so that we can get used to the area and being married before we bring a child in the world.

We do have 3 pets, our dog Navi and our 2 cats Ash (short for Acheron) and Sota (short for Soteria). All of our pets get their names from fictional characters, one from a video game and the others from a  book. Two are rescuse and 3 years old, Sota is only a year old.

Mrs.Gillihan and Her husband  tabby cat mix dog and tabby cat laying on a big chair

Personal Information:

I love reading books, which isn’t too much of a surprise as I am an English teacher. I do a 2 different book challenges every year- the pop sugar reading challenge and the goodreads reading challenge. Both can be found easily through google. The pop sugar reading challenge has certain catagories that I need to find books the fit them and read them. The goodreads challenge is setting a certain amount of books that I will read for the year. I do have a book blog in which I write about all the books I read- it is something I started last year. It is if you want to see. I will be honest, sometimes the books I read are not always school appropriate. Please note this is my personal books, not connected to the school.

shelves with books and a pink chair

I also like to do crafts like cross stitch and crochet. I also play video games, go to comic cons, go to book signings, and binge watch tv shows. I am always looking for new shows to watch. I don’t have cable so most of what I watch is on Netflix or Hulu. I also love to travel!

several cross stitch projects finished on a bed Mrs. Gillihan in a photo with Chris Hemsworth Mrs. Gillihan in the middle of the Colloseum Mrs. Gillihan standing next to Leigh Bardugo, an author

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