Course Page – Correa

Mr. Alfonso Correa

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Courses Taught: AP English Language and Composition, Senior Thesis, Debate

Teacher Bio:

Correa is in his twenty-second year of teaching (eighteenth year at TAG) in 2017-2018 and he thinks he’s getting the hang of it. Some say that he’s tough, but fair. Others say he expects too much, but will do everything he can to help his students meet those expectations. He lives in Oak Cliff (Winnetka Heights) with four other people and a dog and a cat that put up with his crazy schedule, his annoying tendency to be a little OCD and his very annoying third-person habit: Cristian, Isabela, Andres, Ginnette (a saint in most people’s opinion), Jose Maria Chespirito “Hershey” Serrano de Correa, and Maria del Rosario Florinda “Fiona” Serrano de Correa.

Correa has done and continues to do a few things in his professional life:

  • Consultant, AP English Language and Composition Professional Development (conducted AP Summer Institute for teachers at SMU)
  • Question Leader, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2017
  • Exam Leader (Annotations), AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2016
  • Question Leader, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, June 2015
  • Member, AP English Language and Comp. Development Committee, June 2011-June 2015
  • Sample Selector, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, 2013
  • Table Leader, AP English Language and Comp. Exam Reading, 2007-Present
  • Reader, AP English Language and Comp, Exam, 2003-Present
  • Member, Teachers Academy Advisory Board, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Member, International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Member, Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
  • Member, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)
  • Panelist, The Educated City, 2015 Dallas Festival of Ideas, sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
  • Presenter, NCTE Conference 2014 – “Bridging a False Dichotomy Between Fiction and Nonfiction Texts in AP English Language and Composition” (with Dr. Michael Neal)
  • Presenter, NCTE Conference 2013 – “Articulating Rhetorical Choices in AP English Language and Composition” (with Dr. Michael Neal)
  • Presenter, AP National Conference 2012 – “Beyond Source A, B and C” (English Language and Comp. Synthesis Question); “Results from the AP English Language and Comp. Reading” (presented for the Chief Reader, Dr. Mary Trachsel, during the Saturday session)
  • Bezos Foundation Educator Scholar, The Aspen Ideas Festival, July 1-6, 2007
  • Nancy Cain Marcus Fellowship for Outstanding Teachers (Scholarship to the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminar, July 16-22, 2005)
  • K.H. Jordan Foundation Scholar, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, June 2002
  • Teacher of the Year, School for the Talented and Gifted, 2001-2002 (Semifinalist, Dallas Independent School District Teacher of the Year)

Syllabi:

AP English Language and Composition Syllabus 2017-18

Parents do not have access to view the course Google Classroom page–sorry.

Links:

NCTE 2014

Texas Performance Standards Project (Senior Thesis)

UIL Academics

Clubs/Organizations:

Other Endeavors:

Loves:

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…and teaching, learning, the Texas Rangers, the Cowboys, Mavericks and Stars (in that order), guacamole and rasslin’ (yes, that is a word).