Quauhtlatoa, Cobacha
Teacher's expectations for students
I look forward to working with you and your child this year. In conjunction, we can make this year a fruitful and successful one. I will use various textbooks this year.  They are a Milestones text and handbook, a Grammar Exercise Workbook from Prentice Hall, and from the classroom library that your student has chosen. I offer tutoring Tuesday-Thursday, both before and after school.  Students need to bring their supply pouch with them daily as I will not provide these items. Students should come to class prepared to learn, on time and with their materials. Students need to respect the rights and property of others, respect the equipment and furnishings in the classroom, and ask for help when needed.

Materials needed for daily use: Pencils, mechanical pencils preferred, Pencil sharpener with cover, highlighter, colored pencils, dry erase marker, scissors, ruler, glue/glue stick.

Mr. Covacha at homeAbout Covacha Quauhtlatoa

Excerpts from Curriculum Vitae
Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1986
B.A. with honors, major: History, minor: American Literature, UTEP, 1998
President, Best Chapter Award, Gamma Epsilon chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History National Honor Society, UTEP, 1999
Projects for this year:conducting research for masters thesis as a Reading Specialist, College of Education, UTEP; continuing research for M.A. thesis in Borderlands History.
Scholarships and Grants:

W. Turrentine Jackson graduate scholarship

Dr. John K. Creighton undergraduate scholarship

Arthur Francis Gale undergraduate scholarship

Research grants, UTEP History Department

Full scholarship for graduate studies, English Department, University of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL


Outstanding Graduate History student, UTEP, 2000

National Best Chapter Award, President, Gamma Epsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, UTEP, 1999

M.M. McKnight Award for Best Undergraduate essay on Texas labor history, University of Texas at Arlington, 1998, 1997

Gamma Epsilon Award for Best Undergraduate paper, UTEP/NMSU History Conference, 1997

Articles Published:

Password, El Paso County Historical Society, 2011, 2009

Teaching positions held:

9th year teaching ESL and Social Studies at Dr. Hornedo Middle School

Thomas Jefferson High School, Freshman English and ESL

O.T. Bassett Middle School, 6th-8th ESL