Bridget Walton

Bridget Walton earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Sam Houston State University in August of 1984. Immediately after she graduated from Sam Houston State University, she was hired as a Television Production Assistant at KTRE-TV Channel 7, a small-market television station in Lufkin, Texas. Ms. Walton was hired to write local commercials, station promotions, and public-service announcements. She also assisted with camera operations in the field and studio.

In 1992, she was hired as an Audio Visual Technician at Region 20, the Education Support Center in San Antonio, Texas.  Ms. Walton was responsible for recording and duplicating all video, film, and audio-cassette content that students used in San Antonio I.S.D. and adjacent school districts and counties. One of her most memorable assignments at the Region 20 was Project Smart, a Texas summer math migrant program created by the Texas Education Agency in collaboration with the Education Service Center. Her role was to duplicate hundreds of tapes, which contained classroom lessons for these students to view.

Ms. Walton accepted a teaching position at La Marque I.S.D. in 2000.  In 2001, she was hired as a Language Arts Teacher at Dickinson I.S.D. In 2005, Ms. Walton was hired by College of the Mainland as a Reading and Writing Tutor for the Developmental Education Department. In 2008, she enrolled at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In 2010, she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Literature. In 2012, Ms. Walton was hired as an Assistant Professor of English at College of the Mainland.

Teaching Philosophy:                                             

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  For me, my teaching skills must go beyond the college classroom to those in the community.

Education

Master of Arts, Literature-Composition & Rhetoric, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Broadcast Journalism, Sam Houston State University, 1984

COM Courses

  • IRW 300 -- Integrated Reading and Writing Intermediate
  • IRW 3Integrated Reading and Writing – Advanced 0320
  • ENGL 1301 -- Composition I
  • ENGL 1302 -- Composition II

Teaching and Work Experience

College of the Mainland – 2012-Present (Assistant Professor of English)

College of the Mainland – 2005-2012 (Tutor/Adjunct Instructor)

McAdams Jr. High School – 2001–2005

La Marque Middle School – 2000–2001

Region 20 Education Service Center, Media Center – 1994–2000 (Audio Visual Technician)

Professional Highlights

Presentations

CASP Conference, 2014

Publications

Institute for Evidence – Based Change: Smooth Transitions from High School to Community College English Curriculum Alignment Guide (A Gulf Coast PASS Project)

Awards

Teacher Excellence Award 2001-2002 – McAdams Junior High School

Employee of the Month, 2013

Nominated for Teacher of the Year Award, 2016

Exemplary Hybrid Course Award for Composition 1301, 2016

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