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Beth Hammett

Beth Hammett grew up in rural Oklahoma but accepted her first teaching job in the great state of Texas. She now considers herself a proud Texan who enjoys the Gulf Coast and its hospitality. Beth teaches integrated reading and writing and English composition courses at College of the Mainland. Her area of focus is adult learning and active learning strategies to engage students in their learning processes. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching the waves roll across the sand.


Appalachian State University-Developmental Education Specialist, 2007

M.A., Literature/Creative Writing, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2004

B.S., English Education, University of Oklahoma, 1999

A.S., Murray State College, 1997

Drafting Certification, Mid-America Vocational Technology Center, 1981

COM Courses

  • Composition I – English 1301
  • Composition II – English 1302
  • IRW 0320/0300 – Integrated Reading and Writing

Teaching Experience

College of the Mainland, 2004-present
Galveston College, 2009-2010

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2001-2010

Dickinson ISD, 2002-2004

Clear Creek ISD, 1999-2002

Professional Highlights


Online Instructor of the Year, 2016-2017

Instructor of the Year, 2013-2014

Finalist for Instructor of the Year, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006

Region IV Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2003-2004

Dickinson ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2003-2004

Channel 2 Sunshine Award Teacher, 2003


  • Developmental Education Specialist (NADE Kellogg Institute)
  • Flipped Learning Certification Level One      
  • Secondary Language Arts (Texas Certified 6-12 ELA)                                                          
  • International Board of Certified Trainers
  • Emotional Intelligence          
  • Peer Mediation

Current Publications

History Mysteries” ASCD Education Leadership: “Tell Me About” (2017)

Integrated Reading and Writing Top Hat Software (2017)

Conspiracy Theories in English Composition 1 Top Hat Software (2016)

Absurd Fiction in English Composition 2 Top Hat Software (2016)

“But I Didn’t Mean to Plagiarize…” My Town Tutors (2014)

Southern Poverty Law Center Teaching Tolerance Journal: “Why I Teach” (2012)

Journal Writing in the Classroom (2011)

Student Wellness Learning Community: Using Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom, National Association of Developmental Education Journal (2010)

Townsend Press: From Prison to College (2009)

Developmental Writing Workshop (Kendall Hunt Publishing)          

College 411 (Kendall Hunt Publishing)          

Natalie: Diary of a Senior Year          

English in Texas: Storytelling to Writing in the English Classroom (2004)                

COM Wellness Monthly Newsletter Articles (2011-2013)

Current Presentations

National Association of Developmental Educators (NADE Conference) "Visual Writing for Developmental Learners" (2017)

COM University Presentations Dual Credit (2017-2016)

McGraw-Hill Connect Trainer (2014-2015)

Peer Workshopping in the Developmental English Classroom (2015 Summer Literacy Conference, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas)

A Student’s Future: Using Technology to Move Out of the Past (NADE 2015, Greenville, S.C.)

Adaptive Learning in 21st Century Classrooms (American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, D.C., 2015)