About Me

Ms. Tillinghast

Phone: 210-619-4150


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Ms. Tillinghast

Incredible to think this will be my 17th year with SCUC! The district must be doing something right because I'm staying until it is time for me to say goodbye. 

I earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio as a non-traditional student. Quite frankly, I was not ready for college after I graduated from High School. Sure, I took a few classes at San Antonio College, then at St. Phillips College, but my enthusiasm waned and I dropped out to work. Why, you may ask, because I did not see the value, or the why, or did not have the encouragement to press on in my studies. Yes, I was an At-Risk kid, economically disadvantaged, single family home, and I was in jeapordy of not graduating due to a failing grade in my senior English class. Ironic, I know!

Well, here I am teaching English Language Arts 19 years later and I want my students to know I believe in you, I will encourage you to be your best, I will give you purpose in learning, I will never give up on you, I am here to help you succeed and I see the value in your education wherever that may take you.


  • Composition Book

    Fiction book of your choice 

    (Book must be 100 + pages, on or above reading level, and preferably one you have not read.

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