Vanessa McGarry's Profile

Name:

Vanessa McGarry

History

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

940-476-2215

Conference Times:

11:11-11:54 5th period

About Me

Educational History:

I am a product of Iowa Park.  I graduated from Iowa Park High in 1980.  I attended Midwestern State University in the fall of 1980 and graduated in May 1983.  I re-entered college in 1996 and earned my teaching certification.

Degrees and Certifications:

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science.

My teaching certification is elementary with History emphasis, Secondary English and Secondary Composite Social Studies.

Current Position:

I am beginning my 2nd year at Midway.  I teach all secondary social studies classes.

Previous Position:

Prior to coming to Midway I taught at Bright Ideas Charter School.  While there I taught High School history, English I, and 3rd grade ELA.

I also taught in Wichita Falls for 6 years.

 

Family Information:

I got married on October 15, 1983 to Robert McGarry.  We have 2 children; Robert Cole (29) and Shawna Lynn (26). Both of our children are college educated.  Our son is a deputy with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office as is my husband.  Rob is currently a sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division.  Our daughter is a LVN.  Both graduated from Iowa Park High School. 

Anyone that has ever been in my classroom knows that I am very proud of my children and their accomplishments.  I have their pictures prominently displayed.  I am also a proud parent of 3 furbabies.  Haylee Rae is my 8 year old Australian Shepherd.  She is a red merle and she definitely knows that she is gorgeous.  I also have twin calico cats.  Kimber Denae lives in our house and keeps all of us in line.  Sig Renae lives next door in our gym. The photos are, of course, my furbabies.  Sig, Kimber and Haylee respectively.

Personal Information:

I am an avid sports fan.  I love football, baseball, hockey, NASCAR and bullriding.  Again, you only need to step into my classroom to know my loves.  Football is all about the Dallas Cowboys.  My son and I have a standing date each year to attend at least one Cowboys game.  Baseball and hockey is all about the boys from Boston.  As a family we go to see the Red Sox every year when they play the Rangers and the Bruins when they play the Stars.  I enjoy watching NASCAR and NHRA.  My favorite drivers are Tony Stewart, Tony Schumacher, Fast Jack Beckman and Ron Capps.

I am very fortunate to still have both of my parents and I spend as much time with them as possible.  Of course, it helps that they live next door!

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School Phone:
940-476-2215
Conference Time:
11:11-11:54 5th period