Ms. I'sha Gaines

Phone: x3700


Degrees and Certifications:

Certifications: Early Childhood Generalist (EC-4th) Probationary Technology Applications (8th - 12th) Degrees: University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor's of Communications in Journalism Full Sail University Master's of Arts in New Media Journalism

Ms. I'sha Gaines

After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, I had a growing desire to write, to spew knowledge into others that they may find somehow beneficial to their own way of life. Plagued for two years by not being able to find a journalism job in the metroplex even after being a reporter and editor at my college newspaper,The Shorthorn, interning at The Arlington Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Weekly, I became a certified elementary school teacher. To date, I've been teaching for six years.

During my first year of teaching, I was able to begin the first newspaper for A.W. Brown Fellowship Leadership Academy in 2010! The Golden Eagle Newspaper is collection of writings and artwork from the students at AWB-FLA. The newspaper was distributed to over 2,000 students and staff members.

Starting the newspaper, fueled my passion for writing and managing creative teams. Joining the yearbook design team and becoming a campus photographer set me up good! Shortly after I started my own magazine called HoneyBeNatural.

In 2015, I graduated with a New Media Journalism Master's Degree from Full Sail University! This degree lead me to DHS. At Duncanville High School I'm a proud teacher of Commercial Photography and Audio Video Production. I'm happy to fuze all of my experience, as I become a certified Technology Applications Instructor! 


  • 1st Block - Audio Video Production 

    2nd Block - Audio Video Production

    3rd Block - Commercial Photography

    4th Block - Commercial Photography

    5th Block - Commercial Photography

    6th/7th Block - Advanced Commercial Photography