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About Me

This is my 30th year of teaching and I love being a part of the MMS family.  My goal as a Texas History teacher is to make the state of TEXAS come alive everyday for your child and to make their experience interactive, exciting, challenging, and most of all memorable.

I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders.  I spent 7 years as a speech therapist in several Houston schools, and then I decided that I wanted to teach in the middle school setting.  This is my 18th year at MMS, and I have fond memories of every single year that I have taught here. I was a math teacher for the first 14 years here. I love sports, especially volleyball, and I enjoy watching reality TV.  I have four children, all girls!   My older 3 are graduates of MHS.  Gracie is in the 7th grade here at MMS.




 Please remember that students are responsible for asking for their make-up work when absent from class. Thank you!  


Maria Colwick - Classroom






Websites that may be helpful this year:

Geo Kids:

CIA World Factbook:


Time for Kids

USA Today

Houston Chronicle

NewsELA    Your parent will have to sign up for an account- I recommend unchecking the part about receiving daily and weekly email notifications. This website is so cool- you can change the reading level of the article on the right side!

Britannica Middle

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic

Lonely Planet

Nobel Prize


History Channel

Smithsonian Institute

Museum of Modern Art

Fact Monster

Enchanted Learning




Tutorials will be on the mornings of the test only unless a student makes an appointment with the teacher.