Wykiesha Thompson | Teacher
I have the CTE teacher for two years but I have been at ASH for 5 years. I have a BBA from Wayland Baptist University and a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University In Arizona. I was born and raised in Plainview therefore, I am a born bulldog and love it. I am the second child of four and have no children. I love and enjoy my job as well as coaching summer league basketball and refereeing as well.
Doug Davis | RAC Teacher
Coach Doug Davis is beginning his 11th year with Plainview ISD and his 13th year teaching and coaching overall. He has been married for 6 years to his wife Kirsten Davis. They have an infant son, Jaxon Davis, that was born on June 4th. Coach Davis began his Plainview ISD career at Estacado Jr High for 3 years teaching PE and coaching football, basketball, and track. When the 2 middle schools were created, Coach Davis was moved to Coronado Middle School where he taught PE and was the Boys Coordinator for 6 years and coached football, basketball, and track. He also coached freshman baseball during 4 of those years. He is now in his second-year teaching credit recovery at Ash High School and he coach’s interior defensive line and freshman basketball at the high school. He has a prior coaching stop for 2 years at Crosbyton CISD where he coached football 7th-varsity, jv basketball, track, and baseball.
JaiVonda Kinner | English Teacher
Hello, I am JaiVonda Kinner! I have been in education for approximately 10 years. This is my first year with the Ash Program, where I teach young adults the subject of English. I received my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lubbock Christian University in 2012. I recently received my Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Concordia University Texas, May 2020. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching movies! I have been with Plainview ISD for five full years and this is my sixth year here. I believe in making your dreams come true no matter what! Go Bulldogs!
Marina Meza | Science
My name is Marina Meza. I will be your student’s biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental classes teacher this 2018-2019 school year. This year will be my 4th year teaching science at the Ash High School/Ash Program. My goal is to help students learn science by lowering the intimidation they might have of science. I am originally from El Paso, Tx and graduated from Bowie High School but I ventured out first to the hill country of Texas and then to the south plains of Texas. For 5 years, I worked as a science tutor for Premier High School of Lubbock. During this time, I realized that I wanted to be a teacher. While at Premier, I enrolled at Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock. I earned a Bachelor’s in applied science in 2012 and a Master’s in education in 2015. I love collecting cooking books, cooking, and spending time with friends.
Anatalia Herrera | Spanish/Art
Hello, my name is Anatalia Herrera. I teach Spanish/Art. This is my 25th year of teaching. Of those 25 years, I worked 11 years as a certified teacher and 14 years as a teacher's assistant. I graduated from Wayland Baptist University. I have four children, Stacey, Joseph, Ashley, and Jason Escamilla and four grandchildren. I have a schnauzer "Buddy" that I hold dear to my heart. I love to work around my house and keep it nice and tidy.
James Pittman | Mathematics
I have been at Ash for 4 year and teaching for 15 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in math from Texas Tech University and a Master degree in Education from Wayland Baptist University. I am happily married to my wife Michelle. We have 2 kids Emma who is 13 and Nate who is 10. In my spare time I like to watch sports and enjoy the outdoors. I also spend as much time with my family as possible.
Monica Nunez | PE/Health
My name is Monica Nunez. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree. I teach PE/Health/Apex Credit Recovery. I have been teaching for over 20 years. I have spent most of those years with PISD. I love my job and trying to help make a difference in my students lives. God has blessed me with one amazing son. I enjoy family time, traveling, cooking, and reality tv. GO TECH!
Claudia Howell | Social Studies
My name is Claudia Howell. I have been with the Ash Program for the past 5 years, but I have a total of 18 years experience teaching high school Social Studies. Ash has been such a rewarding experience for me! This is a place where kids can overcome challenges and succeed. I am honored to be even a small part of their story. I am married to Danny, who has been a lifelong farmer and spray pilot. We have two children, Heather and Matt, who both live in Lubbock. I have a 4 year old granddaughter, Adelynn, who is the sunshine of my life. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and gardening.