Phone: (469) 272-2000 Ext. 7256
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Grambling State University M.A., Louisiana State University Ed.D Baylor University (Candidate) Teaching Certification: Level II (Louisiana) 4-8, 7-12 Social Studies, Southern University Teaching Certification: Texas 4-8 Social Studies 7-12 History
Ricardo Malbrew, APUSH, APGOV, APMACRO & African-American Studies
2023 Cedar Hill High School, Teacher of the Week, September 4-8, nominated by the CHHS Administrators
2023 Cedar Hill High School AP US History, AP US Government, AP Macroeconomics, & African-American Studies Instructor/Gifted & Talented Program: Advanced Placement
2023 Cedar Hill ISD/Cedar Hill High School bested Collegiate in AP Social Studies in both passing and passing percentage data.
2023 Cedar Hill ISD/Cedar Hill High School: 5% increase passing from the previous two years (0% passing): AP Macroecon (1st yr. Instruction)
2023 Cedar Hill ISD/Cedar Hill High School: 3% increase passing from the previous two years (0% passing): AP Govern't (1st yr. Instruction)
2023 Cedar Hill ISD/Cedar Hill High School: 19% increase passing from the previous year: (3% passing) AP US History. (1st yr. Instruction)
2023 Cedar Hill ISD/Cedar Hill High School: 100% passing percentage on the STAAR (US History) (2nd in career)
2021 Cedar Hill High School Teacher of the Week, September 6-10, nominated by the CHHS Student-Athletes
2020 Cedar Hill ISD: Highest Passing Percentage in Advanced Placement in the District (AP Seminar)(47%)(Covid)
2019 Texas Charter School Teacher of the Year Nominee
2017 DISD/Adamson High Teacher of the Year Nominee: 100% passing percentage on the STAAR (US History)
2015 Region 10 Gifted & Talented Certified
2015 Yvonne A. Ewell Townview: Harold 'Barefoot' Sanders School of Law & School of Business Management Instructor
2014 Louisiana Charter School Teacher of the Year Nominee
2010 Louisiana Scholastic Reading Teacher of the Year
Prep Football Coaching Career:
A+ Academy High School, Asst. Head Football Coach/OL Coach: 3 Offensive Linemen selected as 5-3A All-District in the first year of Varsity competition, 2018.
William H. Adamson High School, QB Coach: QB selected Second Team 9-5A All-District in 2017 (2,700 yards, 26 TDs, 5 Ints in 7 games)
Bryan Adams High School, QB Coach: QB selected 11-5A First Team All-District in 2016 (3,500 yards, 35 TDs, 3 Ints)(5A Playoff berth)
Campaign Manager, Dr. Keisha Williams-Lankford for Congress, District 30: 3rd Place (9 candidates) November 2021 Election
Longhorn Community Bond/VATRE Committee member
The Avenue Proactive Resource Center: PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Tutoring; Texas College Bridge; TSI; and HBCU Student Recruitment
The goal is always the same: "Coaching (Teaching) is a profession of love. You can't coach people unless you love them."-Coach Eddie G. Robinson, Grambling
The motif for me, as a teacher, is the rifle scene in the film, Glory (1989). A black union trainee soldier shows off his markmanship to the glee of his fellow comrades. The Commanding officer commends him and then asks the soldier to reload his rifle and discharge it. He does. He's commanded to do it again and again and again. This time, as his Commanding officer fires a Colt revolver near him, creating havoc and discomfort. This makes the trainee very nervous and reveals his inability to concentrate. Once the trainee demonstrates that he's wholly unprepared for battle, his Commanding officer addresses the Major, a training officer. Handing him the revolver, he commands, "Teach them properly, Major".
This is the very line in the script, I value and think about every time I enter any environment to teach students. Prepare them properly. Prepare them for distractions. Prepare them for the battle of life.