Ann Conkling

Ascension Academy English Teacher Ann Conkling earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts from West Texas A&M University.  She has taught for 34 years, the last 22 at Amarillo High School where she also served as English Department Chair for the past several years.  Mrs. Conkling holds a Texas teaching certificate in English and journalism.  She is certified to teach English, journalism, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Credit 1301-1302.

Twice Mrs. Conkling has studied at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, focusing these summer studies on William Shakespeare.

Additionally, she is a reader for the Advanced Placement national exam in Literature and Composition.