About Me


Image may contain: 2 people, including Holly Gibson Castille, people smiling, people standingI took the slightly longer road to teaching but couldn't be more excited to arrive. I majored in Photography and English at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then wrote for a chain of newspapers in suburban Washington DC after an internship with the National Journalism Center. I have worked as an editor, communications director, web designer, and small business consultant.

After moving with my family to Texas in 2005, I began tutoring in the PfISD AVID program, where I discovered I love working with high school students. I've been told I help make everything from algebra to grammar less intimidating, and dare I say it, even fun sometimes. I am proud to be a member of the CHS AVID site team.

I read just about anything I can get my hands on, and keep a current list here in hopes some one will want to talk about it or make a recommendation.




Image may contain: 4 people, including Holly Gibson Castille and Tim Castille, people smiling, people standing


 IMG_20170819_114437.jpgPhoto from my 1987 high school yearbook.