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Michael Acuff

teacher photoMichael Acuff of Texas received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She has taken course work in fine arts and geography at the University of North Texas, Tarrant County College, and Southwest Texas State University. She designed curriculum at Texas A & M University for implementation of state and national guidelines for geography with a group of educators selected from across the state. She participated in a seminar sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Southwest Texas State University which focused on global issues and teaching problem solving. A presenter at the state geography convention, she has also been a trainer for the Fort Worth I. S. D. and the Weatherford I. S. D.

Since 1995, Ms. Acuff has taught ninth-grade geography at the Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, where she wrote the geography curriculum for teaching pre-advanced placement students. She has also taught sixth-grade social studies, math, and science, as well as Texas history at the seventh-grade level. Her students have represented a diverse population, including pre-advanced placement, regular and special education, those with limited English proficiency, and high-risk learners. She is presently working on her master's degree in interdisciplinary studies, combining the study of art history with gifted and talented education.

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