Phone: 512-393-6800


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Communication Design MFA in Communication Design Teaching consultant for the National Writing Project Certifications: English as Second Language (EC-12), Technology Applications (EC-12), English Language Arts (6-12), General (EC-5), Gifted & Talented (EC-12) and Art (EC-12)

Ms. Dawn Houser


As a native San Martian, I have lived all over our beautiful country and moved back to San Marcos almost fifteen years ago for grad studies. With my MFA in Communication Design, I not only understand and relish literature, but I enjoy sharing literature's symbolism and critical thinking with my students.

Using an authentic voice and inspiring the creative process are superpowers that I awaken in my students. My goal is to be the brightest spot of my students' day and help them be the best versions of themselves. 

I am a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project and daily writing is a priority for me in the classroom. Students will learn to trust the process and hopefully crave it, as well. Teaching English IV + Yearbook is highly rewarding and I truly love each of my students. [My students are my kiddos for life.] 

My favorite things include hanging out with my three children and a menagerie of animals, reading, organic gardening, and creating things.

Ms. Houser's Favorite Books:

My syllabus is found here: Houser 2022-2023 English IV syllabusHouser syllabus

If you have a question or need to meet, please email me so I can schedule an appointment.


Last Modified on January 26, 2023