Mrs. Whitbeck's Bio

Welcome to my English IV webpage.  I am excited about the upcoming year.  I look forward to preparing for PSAT/SAT, British Literature, Intensive vocabulary and Research Projects.    Let's have a year of fun and productive learning!

I grew up in San Marcos , TX.  I graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1980 with a double major of English and Psychology.  During my first two years of college, I was a member of the Texas State Strutter dance line.  Throughout college I worked different jobs.  The most interesting, however was being an underwater performer at the former tourist attraction, Aquarena Springs.  I swam for seven years and met many wonderful friends while earning tuition money. 

I began teaching at Lockhart High School in the fall of 1984.   Lockhart is a wonderful, friendly town with a strong sense of community.  I have had the privilege of seeing many, many Lockhart High School graduates go on to make positive changes in our world!

I am married to Bill Whitbeck, who plays bass guitar for Robert Earl Keen.  We have two children.  My husband holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (SWT) with a History major and English minor. 

I pledge to work hard for you and set lofty, attainable goals, so that we can all celebrate our success stories in May!  I believe all people are inherently good and that each of is blessed with talent and special gifts.   Let's enjoy a stellar year together.