About Mrs. Larson
School phone – 512-464-6381
UT Austin -- B.A. in Spanish and Psychology
Concordia University -- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in ESL
1st -- Conference
2nd -- ESOL 2
3rd -- ESOL 1
4th -- Conference
5th -- Conference
6th -- Acad. Content / Practical Writing
7th -- Conference
8th -- ESL Reading
The 2018-19 school year marks my 19th year of teaching and my 17th year of teaching at McNeil High School. However, in addition to my 16 years as a teacher here, I also spent all 4 of my years as a high school student and a year of observation and student teaching at McNeil. This is a very good place to be!
Prior to my return to McNeil, I taught Spanish at the middle school level for 2 years. During my first 10 years here, I taught all levels of Spanish except for the AP courses. As I began to work with more English language learners in my Spanish classes, I became interested in teaching ESL and decided to attend courses to help me pursue my certification. Seven years ago, I became certified to teach ESL and English. A year later, I had the opportunity to become the lead ESL teacher, and I now work as the program coordinator on campus. In this role, I teach the majority of our ESL courses and coordinate the program at McNeil along with Brittany Bussell, my colleague from the social studies department. Monica Carlson is our educational assistant and works closely with us to support all students in our program.
On a personal level, I have been married to my husband Matt (also a McNeil graduate) for 16 years, and we have 2 amazing sons -- Chase (14) and Hayden (5).
My official tutorial times are currently Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:15 to 4:45 and Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:20 to 8:50. I am also available most other mornings and afternoons. Students are welcome to stop by, but I recommend that they make an appointment as I may be away from my room due to meetings or other tasks. Students are highly encouraged to sign up for tutorials during Flex time.
I am looking forward to working with all of our new and returning ELLs (English Language Learners) and their parents this year. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Email is best, but you may call my classroom phone and leave a message and I will return your call during conference times or before or after school.