• Hello, parents and students--and welcome to another great year at CRCA!

    I'm excited to be starting my third year here teaching Social Studies Research Methods (SSRM) and US History. I also teach the HIST 1301 and 1302 sections at ACC Elgin.

    I have a wide range of teaching experience. I started off in the early 1990s teaching Elementary Special Education in Central Texas, then moved to Taiwan where I taught English to K-12 students. More recently I taught history courses at UT Austin and Southwestern University. I have a Masters and a PhD in History from UT Austin and am certified in Generic Special Education K-12 and History 7-12. I am also thrilled and honored to have been selected as the 2019 Bastrop ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year and the 2020 Region 13 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

    I love teaching Social Studies. My goal is to help students to connect personally with the material and also to see the world from others’ points of view, while giving them the tools they need to learn and understand the subjects. I hope for them to become active, responsible citizens; to develop the critical thinking and writing skills crucial to any career-- and to have fun!

    I'm a sixth-generation Texan and live in a 108-year-old house in East Austin with my husband, our three children, our dog and our cat.

Close up photo of Deirdre Doughty
  • I hold tutorials Monday and Wednesday from 4:15 to 6:00pm, Monday-Thursday 7:45-8:40am and by appointment.

    My email address is ddoughty@bisdtx.org (best way to reach me) and my classroom phone number is 512-772-7230.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.