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Mr. Ernest Galvan » Spanish Teacher from a town just a stone throw away.

Spanish Teacher from a town just a stone throw away.

     I'm Ernest Galvan. I was born and raised in Lockney, population 1,800. In high school, I participated in band, choir, student council and sports. After graduating in 1982, I joined the U.S. Army and went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I enrolled at Amarillo College and graduated with an Associates of Art in Advertising in 1984. While earning my degree, I worked for the college newspaper as a graphic artist. I transferred to Texas Tech and got a job at the Tech newspaper and eventually got hired at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper as an artist. After graduating  with a Bachelor's of Arts in Telecommunications in 1987, I was promoted to Assistant Supervisor in the Composing Department. I worked for the A-J for 25 years and left in 2010. During that time, I met my ex-wife and got married in 1991. We had three children. My sons, Jeremy and Gabriel, and my daughter Adrienne.
     I began my teaching career as a Spanish teacher at Morton High School. I worked there for one year and got a Spanish teacher position at Hale Center High School. After three years, I moved closer to home and taught Special Education in Floydada High School. Three years later, I applied at some Lubbock schools to be closer to my kids and got hired at Frenship ISD. I and am currently in my second year. Last year I taught ESL at Legacy and Upland Elementary Schools.
    While I'm not at school teaching, I love to sing, play guitar and piano. I am currently in a band with some of my friends from San Antonio. My other passions include mechanics, landscaping and watching Tech football and the Dallas Cowboys. I also love to travel, especially to New Mexico where my older brother resides near Albuquerque.
     Feel free to stop by my classroom anytime and hang out. If you want to jam, just bring your guitar.!!