My Name is Charles Gilmore, and 2016-2017 will mark my 27th year teaching high-school and junior high students in Central Texas. I was born and raised in the Texas panhandle, earned a double degree in Public Relations and Journalism from Texas Tech University - Lubbock in 1986. I studied literacy acquisition in graduate studies at the University of Texas - Austin and gained my teaching certification in ELA and Reading while there. I completed an additional two-year certification in academic language therapy in Houston for qualification as a Dyslexia Specialist.
Much of my career teaching was spent in Round Rock ISD serving as their 504 / Dyslexia Specialist for all secondary schools. Prior to that I was Athletic Director and Assistant Principal in a parochial school in the Hill Country.
I am also certified to teach Ag Science and grew up on our family farm, was actively engaged in our farming and ranching operations on the South Plains, and continue our family ranching operations here in Falls County. I was very involved in 4-H and FFA activities, events, and leadership as a youth and continued that work as an adult volunteer in my own children's organizations in the Austin area.
My hobbies include reading (of course), but I have been involved in many outdoor activities from flying airplanes to competitive shooting, and horse training and breeding. We are a family of animal lovers; our pets include three dogs and three house cats and a dozen or so horses.
When not teaching or working cattle and battling weeds at the ranch, you'll likely find me on a horse or with my wife of 34 years in our home in Austin. Margaret and I raised our son who now lives with his wife in Plano and our daughter who lives and works in Austin. No grand kids yet, so we'll spoil the cats until then.