Welcome! My name is Rafael Rios; I graduated from Texas A & M International University with a Masters Degree in English Language Arts in 2003. Currently I am completing a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Texas State University. I will be completing my fourteenth year teaching this year. I have taught writing skills, American and World Literature to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at J.W. Nixon High School in Laredo, Texas. I have also taught British Literature for nine years at Lockhart High School. I was also an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College for two years where I taught English 1301 and 1302. I am happy to be your teacher this year. If you need additional help understanding concepts
covered in class, I will be available for tutorials Monday through Friday in the morning from 7:30-8:00 and after school from 3:45 to 4:30.
Some of my favorite books are: The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, A Salty Piece of Land, by Jimmy Buffet, and The King of Torts, by John Grisham; my favorite movie is Good Will Hunting. When I am not grading papers, reading, or traveling, I enjoy writing. You can read one of my short stories entitled "A Bully's Rage" at www.triond.com.