Angela Wrigglesworth-Titcomb Named Distinguished Alumni of the Month
The Klein ISD Board of Trustees honored Ms. Angela Wrigglesworth-Titcomb as the Distingushed Klein ISD Alumni for October. Angela was nominated by Board trustee Georgan Reitmeier.
Teaching wasn’t always Angela’s career aspiration. She joked it was only because of an incident that occurred during college which railroaded her into becoming a teacher.
Angela was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was 16 months old and has been wheelchair-bound nearly all her life. During her first year at Texas A&M, Angela planned on getting a degree in Business which included several classes on the other side of campus from her dorm.
One day on her way to an Accounting class, she was crossing a set of railroad tracks with a group of students when her wheelchair came to a dead stop. After several minutes of panic and offers by students to help carry her extremely heavy wheelchair out of harm’s way, the chair turned back on. It was at that moment that she vowed never to cross those tracks again.
“Life can lead us down so many paths, and in this particular case, my situation literally had me stuck on some railroad tracks that really changed my life’s direction,” Angela recalled.
Angela was born and raised in Klein ISD. She attended Epps Island Elementary, Klein Intermediate, and graduated from Klein Forest High School in 1995. She then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University in 1999, and her Master’s in Multicultural Urban Special Education from St. Thomas University. Angela eventually found her way home to Klein ISD, and began her teaching career at Klenk Elementary in the fall of 2000.
Angela credits her parents and the support she received while in school for making her the person she is today.
“I have amazing parents and went to amazing schools. With both support systems in place I learned that you can overcome any obstacle in your way,” Angela said.
She received the 2004 Houston Chronicle Crystal Teacher Award and was a beloved faculty member in Klein ISD for 16 years. Angela was also selected as the 2012 Klein ISD Teacher of the Year. Angela is an active member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and served many years on their National Task Force on Public Awareness.
As a Keynote Speaker, Angela has been able to share her personal philosophy, spoken beautifully by famous basketball coach John Wooden “Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
We are beyond grateful for Angela for being a treasured alumna of Klein Forest High School and a valued Klein Family member. Please join us in congratulating Angela as the October Alumni of the Month!
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