11th Grade AP Language
Crystal hails from the great state of Texas! She grew up in a rural town, and after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with an Elementary Education major, Crystal taught 4th and 5th grade within the Houston Independent School District. Crystal then began teaching English in the most diverse community in the city with YES Prep Public Schools where she fostered a love of literature and appreciation for the important process of writing in her 8th grade, 10th grade and 11th Grade AP English classes. Crystal was also given the Kinder Award in Teaching Excellence by Teach for America during her 8 year service at YES Prep Gulfton. She is looking forward to learning new teaching methods from esteemed colleagues, building formative relationships with students and enjoying the fresh surroundings of Washington state!