Sarah has returned 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.
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.
Ashley Cooper is a former collegiate student-athlete, and has been in the Education field for five years. When she is not working at the Ink spot, she is a full time 4th and 5th grade elementary math and science teacher. Prior to working at the writing center she was an SAT prep instructor for Kaplan Inc., and the head varsity high school volleyball coach at Hawkins High School in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration from Grambling State University. She is currently enrolled as a Doctoral Candidate to pursue her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University. Ashley was born in Tokyo, Japan and enjoys helping students grow academically and persevere to the next level of academic mastery.
David has been an instructional specialist here at Mountain View College for nearly three decades, mentoring developmental, composition, and GED students in the art of writing. Over the years he has researched and created numerous handouts, which offer the tools new writers need to improve and do well academically. He has a master’s in linguistics from UTA and a state of Texas lifetime public-school certification in English as a second language (ESL).
When he is not explaining MEAL paragraphs in the Ink Spot, Rick teaches Developmental Writing as an Adjunct Professor. 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. He has worked as a freelance journalist for both online and weekly publications, a high school tutor, and has been a corporate communications writer. Most recently, he used his journalistic skills to create an Instructional Support newsletter. Rick enjoys bringing his East Coast wit and Midwest charm to the Ink Spot.
David Evans, M. Ed.
David Evans has been an adjunct professor of Developmental Writing at Mountain View College for the last eight 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 twenty-six years.
Nancy Evans, M. Ed.
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 Integrated Reading and Writing for Mountain View College and looks forward to having another way to help students succeed.
Margaret Geiger M.Ed.
been at MVC since Sept. 2012. Prior to tutoring at MVC, she taught
Special Education in Dallas. While there, she taught in a self-contained
Special Education classroom. She has also taught ESL through Dallas ISD
Adult Basic Education and at MVC. Margaret has a Master’s degree in
Special Education, and has a strong background in teaching based on the
learning styles of the student.
Scott Powers graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with his Bachelor’s Degree in Literary Studies. He is a Texas Certified Educator in several areas, including English as a Second Language, History, and Science. This interdisciplinary background, combined with Scott’s love for music, comedy and popular culture, enables him to assist with virtually any writing assignment. His passion for accuracy and conciseness in language drives him in his quest to find “the perfect word.” Professionally, Mr. Powers has taught in the Dallas and Lewisville School Districts, and developed an ESL/GED program for adult learners. He is an avid reader, writer, and musician. Scott is a confident writer across all disciplines, with a unique style that ranges from serious academic discussions to scathing satire. He is a friendly and patient instructor who works with students to find their own voice and communicate their creative ideas.
Jason began working at Mountain View Community College in August of 2014. Currently, he works at Texans Can High School when he is not at Mountain View Community College. Since 2007, he privately tutors ESL and edits writing of professionals. Previously, he taught ESL classes at Sojourn Church and North Dallas Ministries. He completed his B.A. in English, with minors in Linguistics and Creative Writing, at the University of Texas in Arlington and is currently working on his M.A. in Linguistics. He enjoys reading literature across the genres and writing poetry, fiction, and screenplays during his free time.
Young Hee Somemoto
Young Hee is a current student at Mountain View working towards her Associates of Arts. Young Hee aspires to transfer to SMU or TCU and graduate with her bachelor's in English, her master’s in English and Library Science. Some of her career goals are to be an editor at a publishing company, a writer, and a librarian. When she is not in class or busy in the writing center, Young Hee is involved in her club activities. She is the the Chief Student Editor for the MVC’s literary journal and newsletter, Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, and Mountain View College’s Student Ambassador. Young Hee has visited almost all 50 states, and enjoys petting her cat when he is tame enough to touch.
Professor Luke Story holds a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English as well. In addition to serving as Director of the Academic Center for Writing, Professor Story is currently also MVC’s Weekend Administrator, an advisor for the Kevin Williams Writing Lounge (MVC’s student writing club), a member of the QEP Steering Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of The Lion’s Roar (MVC’s academic journal) and The Lion’s Pride (MVC’s newspaper). Luke began his teaching career at Premier High School (Fort Worth) as an English and ESL teacher, and, in 2012, Professor Story joined the Mountain View family as a writing specialist in the Academic Center for Writing.
Luke Tesdal holds a Masters of Arts in English Language and Literature and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas Arlington. His dissertation topic covers the history of humor in rhetoric. He has been teaching 1301 and 1302 at UTA for ten years, and has more than 4 years experience in writing centers, including UTA and MVC.
Originally from Houston, Judson Wood attended Duke University before completing his BA in English from The University of Texas at Austin. After an MA in Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, he went on to work in corporate communications at Electronic Data Systems (now Hewlett Packard) for six years, then as a teacher at a classical Christian school for nine. Mr. Wood and his wife of more than 26 years have three teenage children.
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. 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 and varied life experiences.