Education is for improving the lives of others and for
leaving your community and world better than you found it.
~ Marian Wright Edelman
The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12
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 39 years with 22 of those years 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.