About Mark Dimmitt
Phone: 903.668.5990 ext. 4252
Degrees and Certifications:
MBA in Management from East Texas Baptist University Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from East Central University
Mr. Mark Dimmitt
I am new to Hallsville High School, but have lived and worked in the area since 1990. I have over 25 years of experience in photography, newspaper, publishing and communication. I also advised the East Texas Baptist University yearbook, student newspaper and public relations program for 10 years.
I teach Journalism 1 and Commercial Photography, which encompasses basic forms of journalistic writing, layout, type styles, photography and page design. I also advise the yearbook and newspaper staff, both of which prepare kids for real world careers in graphics design, photography and journalism. In addition, I coach the UIL journalism team at Hallsville HS. From 1994 to 2004 my student publications staff at ETBU won more than 40 awards in University Interscholastic League competitions. I look forward to having similar success with the HHS staff.
I have had the honor of having my photography published in several national and area newspapers. I have photography experience in photojournalism, studio and publications photography and am pleased to have the opportunity to pass that experience on the the students of Hallsville High School.
I am a graduate of East Central University with a bachelor of science degree in Mass Communication (News, Editorial and Feature Writing) and earned an MBA from East Texas Baptist University. My wife is a Marshall native, our daughter, Taylor, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and our son, Jack, is a 2017 graduate of Hallsville High School and is now attending the University of North Texas.
It is a pleasure for me to have made East Texas my home and appreciate what a great opportunity it is to teach at Hallsville High School.