Phone: 972.429.3000 ext. 6186


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A.S. in Agribusiness Technology, B.S. Agricultural Communications, ELA 9-12, Journalism Certifications

Mrs. Casi Thedford

Welcome to room 826!
I am the yearbook and newspaper adviser here at East. I also teach the introduction courses: photojournalism and journalism. I've been with Wylie ISD for 18 years, four at Wylie High and the remainder here at East. I am an "Alpha Staff Member," meaning that I have been at this school since the first day it opened. 
I also coach the journalism UIL team. (News Writing, Headline Writing, Feature Writing, Editorial Writing, Copy Editing, and Spelling/Vocabulary)
I am the sponsor for Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. This organization is open to any junior or senior journalism student with a B or better average, or in the upper third of their class scholastic standing (or an editor on an East publication staff). 
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University. I have teaching certifications in journalism and English Language Arts 8-12.
Blue Print is the student-produced online newspaper. Visit our site at If you are interested in supporting the student newspaper, please email for advertising rates. We sell ad space on our website and in our print publication, The Raid, a 32-page full color magazine.
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My Schedule:
1st: Student Publications
2nd: Journalism/Photojournalism
3rd: Yearbook 
4th Newspaper
5th: Photojournalism 
6th: Yearbook
7th: Conference