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New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

October 2, 2018

Music was his way of standing out from his brothers and sisters. New music teacher Ricardo Garza said he wanted to be his own achiever and be unique in his own way. “My family wasn’t really music supportive. One of my sisters was a vice principal at Nixon, another sister was the captain of...

Former university and middle school teacher now teaches senior English

Former university and middle school teacher now teaches senior English

October 24, 2016

“I like the sense of community,” VMT’s new senior English teacher said. Alicia Cruz Vidaurri came into the 2016-2017 school year teaching English at the high school level for her first time. Vidaurri has also taught at San Augustine Middle School and the local university. “…I also...

Former student returns as a geography teacher

December 3, 2015

A former VMT student has returned as a geography teacher. Angelita Flores has taught at other schools before but made her way back to VMT, the place she always looked forward to attending as a student. Although Flores was also a student at Martin High School, she always felt more of a VMT student...

New English teacher says students are responsible for their learning

New English teacher says students are responsible for their learning

November 11, 2015

Pre-AP English I teacher Ricardo Carrillo is in his first year at VMT. Although Carrillo knew about VMT, he never knew that VMT is one of a kind. “I heard about VMT and I thought it was a good idea because I myself was in band at Nixon High School, so I thought that it would be great and would be...

Former VMT student now teaches dance

October 19, 2015

Lorena Mahtani, former VMT student, is in her first year teaching at VMT. She teaches jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and ballet. “Dance is my life. It’s a passion that I’ve had for about 20 years,” Mahtani said. When she was a child she was given the opportunity by Cheryl Kirkpatrick, dance de...

First year at VMT is her first year teaching

October 9, 2014

Aemiee Martinez is in her first year teaching at VMT. “The students are very creative, and they are very fortunate to have a school that encourages them to be creative,” Martinez said. Martinez talked about the students, including her own. She strongly believes that having students that are...

Perez likes to get to know her students

October 9, 2014

Jacquelyn Perez’s sixth year of teaching is at VMT. “Now that I moved back to Texas, this is my sixth year teaching. I’m here with you guys.” Perez said. She has been teaching for the past five years and now is with VMT for her sixth. She is hoping to stay here for the rest of her teaching...

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