Meet Ximena Dominguez

TEACH’s Content Coordinator

Ximena always dreamed of being a storyteller, but her school experience was often discouraging, making her doubt her ability to fulfill that dream. It was one teacher in particular who helped her overcome that challenge and ultimately set her on the course that would combine her love of writing with her passion for sharing compelling stories. Having earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications, with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism, from the University of Houston, Ximena is more confident than ever in her abilities as a dynamic communicator.

At the University of Houston, Ximena captured and shared stories on behalf of CoogTV and managed social media content as an intern at Houston’s 104.1-KRBE. Today, as TEACH’s Content Coordinator, Ximena shares the organization’s story through the development of social media and blog content through which she hopes others feel as inspired as she did by TEACH’s work in her beloved Houston community. On days off, you might find her perfecting the piano, jotting down lyrics in her journal or planning her next Austin adventure with her best friend.

TEACH: Have you always had an interest in education? When did your interest begin?
XD: I’ve always struggled with the way the education system is structured. I was never the best student, and school was always really hard for me. When I look back on that time, I realize how unsupportive many of my teachers were; they always seemed frustrated or short on time. That took a toll on my learning because I would simply get discouraged. When I first learned about TEACH, I couldn’t help but think how different my school experience would’ve been if my teachers had had the opportunity to learn from our Program Managers.

TEACH: Who do you consider one of the great teachers in your life and why?
XD: My fifth-grade homeroom and math teacher, Mr. Attelson. School was really difficult for me, and I was used to having teachers get frustrated with me or yell at me, but Mr. Attelson was the first one to take the time to ask me how I was doing. He showed me that he really cared. He would stop to ask whether I was understanding a lesson and would take the time to tutor me before or after school to make sure I felt ready. He was the first teacher to make me feel that I wasn’t stupid. He taught me that I could learn. He was such a sweet man and an incredible teacher.

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Support TEACH

When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon donates

Address

2900 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX, 77027

Email

info@toeducateallchildren.org

Phone

713.300.1097

Copyright © 2021 Knowledge Arts Foundation D/B/A To Educate All Children | Website by ASTOUNDZ