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.