Magnolia West High School

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I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach your teen at Magnolia West High School!  My family and I relocated to Magnolia from my hometown in New Mexico.  Four years later, it is still so exciting and wonderful to be back in Texas!


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from New Mexico State University, which is located in lovely Las Cruces, New Mexico.  I earned my Masters of Education Guidance and School Counseling from Texas State University, which is located in San Marcos, Texas (also known as San Marvelous to some).  I was a school counselor in Texas for six years prior to moving back to New Mexico.  I also was the gifted education facilitator at Deming High School in New Mexico.


My classes use CANVAS for almost all of their assignments.  Students can find assignments and resources in CANVAS 24-7.  They log into "CLASSLINK from Home" from the applications link under "Students & Parents" on our school webpage.  The code is MagnoliaTX.


Besides teaching at West, I am the sponsor for Science Fair.  If your Mustang has a problem they want to solve or a question to explore, please contact me.  We are trying to dig back into our science roots and find the joy of discovery through science.  Science is about curiosity!


I also coach UIL Academic in Science and Social Studies.  If your Mustang is interested in competing in one of these areas, please contact me () or Tom Wurst (UIL Coordinator) at 


Finally, I am very dedicated to helping students be successful and am a highly-qualified teacher in earth and life science and social studies.  My philosophy is that all students are gifted in some way and part of my job is to help them unwrap those gifts.  More importantly, I feel that school is a vessel to prepare students for life after high school.


How to Contact Me:


  • MWHS Classroom #2155
  • Conference Period: 6th Period
    • 12:47 pm - 1:36 pm
  • Email:
  • Please follow our class on Twitter: @AcademicByrn
  • Office Phone:  281/252-2550
  • Parent Remind:
    • Earth & Space Science Parents please text:  @essparentb to 81010 for reminders
    • Forensic Science Parents please text:  @westforpar to 81010 for reminders
  • Student Remind:
    • Earth & Space Students please text:  @essbyrn to 81010 for extra reminders and resources
    • Forensic Science Students please text:  @forsci1819 for extra reminders and resources
When is extra help available?
I am available for tutoring before and after school. 
  • Mondays and Wednesdays are my official tutoring days.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays after school are by appointment.  
The best time to come in?  B-Block West Hour!
**If before school tutoring is needed, please get a pass from me.  Students are not allowed to come to teachers rooms without a pass before school.**
My Schedule 

1st                                 7:15 - 8:04                    Earth & Space Science

2nd                               8:09 - 9:53                    Forensic Science

3rd                                9:04 - 9:53                    Earth & Space Science

4th                                9:58 - 10:47                  Forensic Science

5th                              10:52 - 11:42                  Forensic Science

West Hour A              11:42 - 12:10                  Lunch

West Hour B              12:14 - 12:42                  Tutoring (M, T, & TH)

6th                              12:47 - 1:36                    Conference

7th                               1:41 - 2:30                     Earth & Space Science


The Scoop:

My expectations:

Because students have the right to learn, be heard, and be safe, I expect all members of my classes, teachers included, to show respect and responsibility.


What is needed:

  • A Positive Attitude
  • Supplies
    • Pen or Pencil
    • Comp Book
Any extras:
We can *always* use:
  • Kleenex
  • Colored Pencils
  • Extra Pens and Pencils