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B.A. Liberal Arts, M.Ed. Educational Technology, University of Texas Brownsville. Denise began her teaching career as a teacher at Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, TX where she received the Teaching of the Year in 1998. She transitioned to James Pace High School in the Brownsville Independent School District. She is a coach for various subjects including literacy criticism where she encourages her students to become critical thinkers. She holds leadership roles with the district including the Site-Based Decision making Committee. Over the years she has cultivated a personal library of Hispanic authors and Hispanic heritage. She participated in the Fullbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Program and traveled throughout Mexico.
Denise is now English Lead AP teacher at James Pace High School, TX.