LTC Heidi Huckabee

Title: Faculty - English
Department: Humanities
Phone: (575) 624-8411
Office: Lea Hall 107

FALL 2017 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
ENG 01101English 1AHS
ENG 01102English 1AHS
ENG 01105English 1AHS
ENGL 111303Freshmen Composition I (Area I)JC
ENGL 111306Freshmen Composition I (Area I)JC
Huckabee, Heidi Ph.D.
Educational Background:

Ph.D. Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico, December 2006

MA Master of Arts, English - Summa Cum Laude, Eastern New Mexico University, May 1998

BA Bachelor of Arts, English; Health and PE  - Summa Cum Laude, Eastern New Mexico University, May 1991

1994 Advanced Writer’s Institute, London and York, England

1993 High Plains Writing Project, Eastern New Mexico University

New Mexico Teaching Certification, English and Health K-12

New Mexico Educational Administration Certification, 2010


New Mexico Military Institute, 2010, Associate Professor; English 9 and 12

Eastern NM University-Roswell, Adjunct Instructor of English

Roswell Independent School District, 20 years; English 7 through 10;

Communication Skills; English Department Chairperson
Honors, Awards and Publications:

Honors, Awards and Publications:

New Mexico Graduate Scholar’s award, UNM, 2005-06 ($3,400)

2004/05 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship, ($5,000)

2002/2003 New Mexico Christa McAuliffe Fellowship award ($25,000) 

1999 Roswell Educational Achievement Foundation Laureate Award ($5,000)

1998, 1997, and 1995 Roswell Educational Achievement Laureate nominee and Laureate Circle Award winner

1998 New Mexico Middle School English Teacher of the Year

Grants Awarded:

New Mexico Public Education Department, Enhancing Education through Technology Building Blocks Grant, Team Leader 2010 ($280,000)

Teachers for the Dream Professional Development Fund, New Mexico, 2000 ($1,000)

Center for Teaching Excellence – Action Research Grants 2005, 2001, 1997, 1996 ($2,000 each)


Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers, 2nd Ed. “Research-Based Projects - Local History Book” 168-170. Portland, OR: Ooligan Press, March, 2010

Voices from the Middle, “Postcard from the Middle Level Section,” Vol. 17, No. 3. March, 2010

We, the Authors: Case Studies from a Collaborative Book Publishing Project in an Eighth Grade Language Arts Classroom, Ph.D. Dissertation, December 2006

English Journal.  “Stepping Into the Classroom.”  “Bio Buddies.” July, 2006.

American Folklore Society’s Education and Folklore Newsletter, 2004
Cemetery Stories”

Successful Schooling:  Challenges and Changes for Teachers of English, Master’s Thesis, May 1998

Publications with Students

Tick-Tocking Away Time with Folktales and Rhyme, May 2005

South Park Cemetery: Exploring Roswell’s Roots, May 2001

“Walking through Roswell’s Past”
A Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour Brochure of South Park Cemetery, May 2001

RALF’s Journey to Earth, in conjunction with the IUFOMRC, 1998

Straight from the Heart of Roswell: A Backward Glance, May 1998

Making Tracks: Stories from Mesa Middle School, Vol. II, 1975-1990, May 1997

Making Tracks: Stories from Mesa Middle School, Vol.  I, 1958-1975, May 1996



National Council of Teachers of English – Gallery of Writing, Curator for RoswellWrites, a partnership gallery, 2009

Internship, Nancie Atwell’s Center for Teaching and Learning, 2007

High Plains Writing Project, In-service Coordinator, 2006 to current

High Plains Writing Project Leadership Team, 2004 to current

Roswell Reads, Assistant Chair and Chair

National Council of Teachers of English; Middle Level Section Steering Committee 2008-2012

Chairperson – Middle Level Section Nominating Committee, 2005

Affiliate Liaison, 1998 to current

New Mexico Council of Teachers of English; Executive Secretary

Phi Kappa Phi

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Chapter Scholarship Chairperson

Theta State Professional Development Committee member

Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education

Community and Civic Affiliations:

MainStreet Roswell, member and volunteer

Blackdom Memorial Museum and Education Center, Board member

Mayor’s Roswell 2000 Task Force, member and Subcommittee Chair

Citizen’s Bond Education Committee, member and spokesperson

Keep Roswell Beautiful


Roswell Independent School District, Principals and Building Lead Teams
“Transforming SBA Data into Classroom Use,” August, 2009

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2008

New Mexico Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference, October, 2005

Center for Teaching Excellence Action Research Conference, June, 2005

National Council of Teachers of English International Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 2000

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2000

Presentations for the following organizations:

New Mexico Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of English

The Center for Teaching Excellence

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International – Alpha Chapter

International Reading Association, fall 1996

High Plains Writing Project, multiple workshops

Eastern New Mexico University – Center for Teaching Excellence, May 2005, 2002, 1998, 1997

New Mexico Military Institute, fall 1996

National Education Association, fall, 1996

Roswell Independent School District, spring 1995 and others

Topics Presented:

Transforming SBA Data into Classroom Use

Publishing Oral History and other books with Eighth Graders in the English Classroom

Place Based Literacy

Active Learning

Writing across the Curriculum

The Talking/Writing Process

Creative Writing

Integrating Writing, Research, and Business Skills to a Hands-on History   

Project in the English Classroom