Ms. Vickers, standing by a display in her SHS Dual Credit and Spanish Classroom, proudly displays Texas Tech University pride.

Ms. Vickers, standing by a display in her SHS Dual Credit and Spanish Classroom, proudly displays Texas Tech University pride.

Sweetwater High School Spanish and Dual Credit Teacher Kristie Vickers was notified by Texas Tech University that she was selected to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree beginning this fall. University Director of Graduate and International Admissions, Shelby Cearley, notified Ms. Vickers stating that "it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Dean of the Graduate School has approved your admission."

Texas Tech University located in Lubbock is entering a new era of excellence as they work to become one of the nation's leading research institutions. University enrollment is more than 35,000 students with annual expenditures on research in 2014 topping $150 million.  Texas Tech is committed to attracting and retaining quality students. The university strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else.

Access to doctoral programs is reserved for students who have demonstrated uncommon scholastic ability at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ms. Vickers will continue to teach Spanish and Dual Credit classes at Sweetwater High School as she begins the multi-year process of academic classes, research, and publication.

"As I work with students at school I realized that my students deserve top notch instruction from teachers utilizing the latest research on rigorous curriculum implementation," said Ms. Vickers. "I believe that the effort that I put into the program at Texas Tech will help me better serve my students in Sweetwater and our community."

Sweetwater High School is proud to have 100% highly qualified staff in all areas of instruction.  The campus is working to improve the quality of instruction, create engaging lessons, and build on the success of current programs as they work to become the premier high school in the Big Country.