Anthony Buenning, MA
Mr. Buenning has taught Developmental Writing and English composition for five years and is currently an adjunct professor at Mountain View College. He has taught at the University of Texas--Permian Basin, the Art Institute of Dallas, and North Lake College. Mr. Buenning graduated from the University of Texas--Permian Basin with a BA in English in 2006, and he liked the program so much that he went on to earn his MA in English from there as well. He was the Assistant Editor of the journal Sandstorm, has presented at two conferences, and is a member of the Modern Languages Association.
David Couric, MA
Mr. Couric has been an Instructional Specialist at Mountain View College for more than 25 years, mentoring ESL, Developmental, Composition and GED students in the art of writing. Over the years he has researched and created numerous hand-outs which offer the tools new writers need to improve and do well scholastically. Mr. Couric is one of the instructors for the Accuplacer Boot Camp, which helps prepare students for the college placement exam in writing. He has a linguistics degree from UTA and is ESL-certified in the state of Texas.
Frederick Dashiell, MS
Rick is one of the newest members of the Ink Spot. He has taught English and writing at both the high school and college level and is excited to bring his expertise to Mountain View. Rick has a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University and a B.A. in English Language & Literature from the University of Chicago. Rick has worked as a freelance journalist for both online and weekly publications, and has been a corporate communications writer. Most recently, he has worked as a substitute teacher for 6th-12th grade in the Little Elm ISD. Rick looks forward to bringing East Coast wit and Midwest charm to the Ink Spot.
Ashley Harbers-Iwasko, MA
Ms. Harbers-Iwasko just completed her Master of Arts in English from the University of Dallas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in English and Classical Studies in 2007. She has taught and tutored various levels of high school English, and is thrilled to begin tutoring and teaching at Mountain View. She is actively involved with the Jane Austen Society of North America, and has presented her thesis research at an SMU conference. Her favorite part of teaching involves helping students think critically about their world and articulate themselves in writing.
Jason Samuels, BA
Mr. Samuels is a new member of the Academic Center for Writing staff. Mr. Samuels has a BA from St. Francis College, NY, majoring in Communications with a minor in English. He is in the process of completing his Master’s of Liberal Arts from SMU. He has taught English, Journalism, Speech, and Debate at Bishop Dunne Catholic School, Parish Episcopal School, and presently is a teacher and coach at the June Shelton School in Dallas. Mr. Samuels looks forward to assisting students with articulating clearly on paper what is in their minds.
Beverley Woodward, MA
Ms. Woodward is a bilingual, ESL writing specialist and an ESL instructor. She earned her Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. She has also had the privilege of learning from people of other cultures and countries. During her career, Ms. Woodward has been a teacher, Peace Corps advisor, administrator, counselor, writer, tutor and volunteer (in addition to being a wife and mother). She enjoys being part of the MVC learning community that includes students and staff from many cultures, with varied life experiences.
David Evans has been an adjunct professor of Developmental Writing at Mountain View College for the last seven years and is excited to have a new venue in which to help students improve their writing while working in the Writing Center. Mr. Evans was a junior high and high school English and Speech teacher as well as junior high principal for Winters ISD for over twenty years.
Although new to the Ink Spot, Nancy Evans has worked in education for almost thirty years. She was an ESL, English, and psychology teacher for many years as well as an elementary and special education counselor. Mrs. Evans has also served as a teacher and director for Primrose Schools in Grand Prairie and Mansfield. She now teaches Developmental Writing for Mountain View College and looks forward to having another way to help students succeed.
Kathryn Barnett, BA
Since joining MVC in October of 2012, Ms. Barnett has been an instructional specialist in the developmental reading lab and the Center for Academic Writing, as well as an instructor of English as a second language with the Language and Literacy Institute. Previously, she taught high school journalism, photography, English, and speech, and managed student publications for several years. Prior to this, her career was in advertising as a writer and artist. Her graduate work is in education with a concentration in ESL at Texas Wesleyan University. She holds a BA in Communications (Journalism) with English and French minors, and teacher certification, from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mr. Vogel recently earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, he graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in English. Mr. Vogel has instructed students ranging from elementary to college, and now teaches English at Mountain View College as an adjunct professor. He focuses on analysis, critical thought and argumentation with his students. He also has an interest in creative writing, and finds helping students with personal or academic works of a creative nature particularly exciting.
Sarah is returning to Mountain View Community College after eight years of creating life. Previously, she worked in the Learning Skills Center and taught ESL classes. She completed her B.A. in Literature at the University of Texas in Arlington and is looking forward to beginning her masters. During her working hiatus, she spent time in other countries as an immigrant which has provided her with a thorough understanding of the challenges of students who immigrate to further their education. Sarah enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, hiking and Starbucks coffee. When not engaged in those activities, Sarah reads, writes short stories and recites Shakespeare.