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Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

September 19, 2019

Ms. Joy Windell recently joined Westwood as an AP Computer Science A and Computer Science I teacher. Originally from El Paso, TX, she is entering her 13th year of teaching.  Studying math and computer ...

Ms. Ann Castro Joins Counseling Team

Ms. Ann Castro Joins Counseling Team

September 19, 2019

Ms. Ann Castro joined the Westwood faculty this year as the IB counselor. Her job includes helping kids with their graduation plans, as well as serving as a liaison between students and teachers, and givi...

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

Mr. Adrian Ramirez Appointed as Assistant Principal

September 16, 2019

Assistant Principal Mr. Adrian Ramirez joined the administration at school this year. Previously, he was a Spanish teacher at Temple High School for four years, the school he himself attended, and taught...

Ms. Kelsey Rowley is Welcomed to Westwood’s Art Department

Ms. Kelsey Rowley is Welcomed to Westwood’s Art Department

September 13, 2019

Ms. Kelsey Rowley joined Westwood to teach Drawing I and Painting I/II/III for her fifth year of teaching. She was born in California, but moved around a lot until she was eight, when her family finally decid...

Ms. Jazmin Tyson-Owens Joins Social Studies Department

Ms. Jazmin Tyson-Owens Joins Social Studies Department

September 9, 2019

Social Studies teacher Ms. Jazmin Owens-Tyson has  become a part of our Westwood community after three years of teaching. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and h...

Mr. Seth Gonzales is Welcomed to Westwood

September 4, 2019

Mr. Seth Gonzales has recently joined Westwood as a Pre-AP/Pre-IB and AP Chemistry teacher. Mr. Gonzales grew up in Bend, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University. Previously, he taught at Crescen...

Mr. Mason Nash Joins Science Department

September 3, 2019

Mr. Mason Nash joined the school’s faculty to teach On Level and AP Physics II for his sixth year of teaching. He had previously taught in Northern Dallas, but grew up in the Austin area and decide...

Student Anaya Kashikar ’21 Competes in the Junior Olympics

Student Anaya Kashikar ’21 Competes in the Junior Olympics

August 30, 2019

Over the summer, Anaya Kashikar ‘21 competed with her team, the Austin Angelfish, at the Junior Olympics in synchronized swimming. This year will mark her sixth year at the Junior Olympics and seven...

Ms. Kelly Harwick Joins Westwood’s Language Department

Ms. Kelly Harwick Joins Westwood’s Language Department

August 29, 2019

Ms. Kelly Harwick returned to teach French this year after taking a break to raise her children. She previously taught at Westwood in the late ‘90s for a year and a half, and substituted for RRISD durin...

Mr. Eric Scheiber Joins Westwood Faculty

Mr. Eric Scheiber Joins Westwood Faculty

August 29, 2019

Mr. Eric Scheiber joined Westwood this year as a Pre-AP/Pre-IB and IB Biology teacher. Mr. Scheiber is from Indiana, where he was born and raised. He went on to attend University of Southern Indiana, earn...

Student Keana Saberi ’22 Explores Journalism in New York

Student Keana Saberi ’22 Explores Journalism in New York

August 22, 2019

As I began writing my application, I was frantic. Looking over my writing, I tried to summarize my love for journalism and my personality in a 500-word brief. Truth is, I was racking my brain for how I coul...

Violet Burns ’21 Visits Germany on Study Trip

Violet Burns ’21 Visits Germany on Study Trip

August 11, 2019

Students did many things to keep busy over the summer- relaxing, studying, travelling. But how many of them got to go on a study trip to a country about 5000 miles away? Violet Burns ‘21 was one ...