Mike Saenz

Summary

English teacher, music teacher, public speaker, curriculum builder, writer on education and teaching, amateur composer, life-long student of philosophy and all things Ancient Greek, child of the Enlightenment, lover of Reason, always looking for new opportunities.

Experience

Alternative High School English and Music Teacher

Marble Falls ISD

• Teaches English 9-12, Music Theory, and gives private piano lessons. • Has written over half of the high school English curriculum. • Gives educational theory lectures at conferences and professional development. • Taught two years at district DAEP (discipline) facility.

Aug 2009 - Current

Independent Contractor

Glynlyon (Odysseyware)

• Built online custom courses for preparation of TSI College Placement Test (Reading, Writing, and Math) • Built online custom courses for preparation and remediation of the English I and II EOC/STAAR Tests

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

Classical Piano and Composition Teacher

Harmony School of Creative Arts

• Gave private classical piano lessons to students of all ages (and adults). • Taught music composition "camps" to small groups in the summers. • Regularly performed classical repertoire at school and community functions.

Jan 2010 - June 2012


Skills

  • State Certified in English 9-12 (including ESL), Social Studies 9-12, Music 9-12
  • Writer and Speaker
  • English curriculum and lesson writing guru
  • Classical Pianist and Composer

Education

University of Texas at Austin

Philosophy, BA 2007

* Graduated with "Highest Honors" * 3.96 GPA * Minor in Classical Studies * Further studies in Ancient and Modern Rhetoric

University of North Texas, Denton (1993-1995)

Music Composition and Piano Performance

Moorpark College, Moorpark, California (1990-1992)

Music Composition and Piano Performance