As I embark on my fourth year teaching at Industrial, I look back on my educational and professional careers up to this point, reminiscing and appreciating all the instructors and colleagues who have guided me, just as I hope to do for my students.
Born and raised in the district, I attended Vanderbilt Elementary (Industrial Elementary East) and graduated from Industrial High School in 2001. After marrying my high school sweetheart, Cody Bullock, in 2004, I received a BA in Humanities: English, with a Minor in Communications and ELA Teacher Certification 8-12 from University of Houston-Victoria (Summa Cum Laude Graduate).
I developed a broad range of writing skills through experience in broadcast media writing for Clear Channel Communications, grant writing for area non-profit organizations, and tutoring college students and staff members at University of Houston-Victoria.
My experience in education expanded as I served in various roles for an area non-profit organization (Victoria Business & Education Coalition), including Program Coordinator, Interim Executive Director, and Grant Writer. Our organization worked to implement a diverse array of content-rich programs focused on bridging the gap between the business and school communities, such as a volunteer mentoring program designed to assist at-risk students in the areas of reading and math. In addition, we created a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Expo for area 8th grade students and taught business skills to 9th-12th grade students, focusing on Résumé Writing, Business Etiquette, Dressing for Success, Interviewing Skills, and Money Management.
My husband and I have three wonderful children: Elise (10), Cort (8), and Callista (4). My hope for them is to follow their dreams and strive to reach their goals, and my dream has remained to teach the very skills I strive to enhance every day.
I follow a line of educators: Enid Littlefield (my grandmother who taught at Edna ISD) and Debbie Littlefield (my mother who taught at Industrial Elementary East).