Emily Barron

English Teacher
Head JV Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
(713) 512-3608 | Email

B.A., Iona College

At EHS since 2017
Teaching English I Honors and English II

What do you enjoy the most about teaching at EHS?

The aspect of teaching at EHS that I enjoy most is the sense of community. Everyone here is constantly rooting for each other, both teachers and students. I enjoy the welcoming atmosphere because it creates a positive environment within which students can learn.

What is your favorite book to teach and why?

I love teaching The Great Gatsby because the kids get really into it. There are so many engaging activities to help students understands the main concepts and themes of this popular novel. One activity that students enjoy is the full wall timeline—students piece together parts of the novel on a life-size timeline together as a class.

Who has been a major influence in your life and how?

My dad has taught me everything I know about mental toughness, strength, and resiliency. Even though we now live quite a distance from each other, he continues to be a constant support system for me.