- Science & Math
- Social Studies
Independent Study Mentorship
AP World History
Samuel Harris was born and raised on the coastal plains of Victoria, Texas, where he attended Victoria High School. After high school Samuel attended Texas State University where he majored in History and minored in Political Science. He was highly involved in university organizations such as the Interfraternity Council and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Samuel graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts and moved shortly thereafter to the San Antonio area. Samuel has a passion for history, and because he is impressed by both their energy and enthusiasm for learning, he enjoys working with high school students. He also loves to travel. He has recently traveled to France, S. Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Thailand, Ireland, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Samuel is currently organizing a trip for students to Italy for March 2015. He has found that travel enriches his studies and allows history to come alive. Samuel is beginning his tenth year at Communications Arts High School and his sixth year as the Social Studies Department Chair. Samuel sits as a member of the School Advisory Committee and is a member of Texas Classroom Teachers Association. Other interests include politics, going to concerts, eating sushi, and working out. Samuel carries a strong belief that it is important to stay mentally and physically active.
AP U.S. History
Mrs. Stevens graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts (History) Degree in 2002 and a Master of Arts (History) Degree in 2005. Academically, she earned several scholarships and awards including a National Honors Society Scholarship, the Mitchell-Harding Scholarship, the Alameda/UTSA Scholarship, and the English Essay Millennium Award. Additionally, she was a member of the National Honors Society, the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, and the UTSA Dean’s Honor List in both the Bachelor and Master’s program at UTSA.
Professionally, Mrs. Stevens served 6 years in the United States Army as a Psychiatric Specialist, was the Curator and Archivist at the Security Police Museum at Lackland Air Force Base, did archival work at the Institute of Texan Cultures Museum, instructed U.S. History Dual Credit/AP courses at an inner-city college preparatory school here in San Antonio, and also is currently teaching U.S. History as an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Vista College here in San Antonio.
Mrs. Stevens also sponsors the National History Day competitions for CAHS.