• Our TITAN Teachers participate in externships to keep up to date with industry trends and practices. This benefits our students because the teachers bring their new knowledge back to the classroom.

Yvonne Chamblin, externship program participant
  • Mrs. Yvonne Chamblin
    12th Grade CTE Teacher, Senior Capstone Project

    Mrs. Chamblin participated in the 2017 Summer Externship Program led by the RGV LEAD Academic Leadership Alliance. Over the course of three weeks, Mrs. Chamblin worked under the supervision of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen to gain real-world experience to bring back to her classroom. While on the job, she worked alongside Mrs. Andrea Rodriguez, Director of Sales & Marketing, learning aspects of hotel hospitality, service, and marketing. At the conclusion of the program, Mrs. Chamblin developed three lessons plans based on her extern experience. The lessons covered professionalism in the workplace, interview skills, and community service. She delivered the lessons to her students in the classroom, giving them an opportunity to learn important workplace skills. Special thanks to the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen and the RGV LEAD ALA Program for making this possible!