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.

EMAIL: aconkling@ascensionacademy.org

Ascension Academy, founded in 2000, is Amarillo's only college preparatory school focusing on providing an education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize
the potential of every student. 

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(806) 342 - 0515


9301 Ascension Parkway

Amarillo, Texas 79119

Mailing Address:

PO Box 50729

Amarillo, Texas 79159-0729

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