Phone: (210) 356 -7000
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Business Administration Special Education EC - 12 Generalist EC - 6 English as a Second Language EC - 12 Awards: 2020 PTA Honorary Life Membership 2017 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017 Campus Teacher of the Year
Ms. Shelby Gabrielson
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" - William Butler Yeats. My name is Shelby Gabrielson and I strongly consider the "lighting of a fire" for all students my personal responsibility, as a 21st century educator. Much like students, no two "fires" are the same. Learning styles, language proficiencies, background knowledge, and interests vary amongst students. Despite these collective challenges, I expect all students to master the same concepts, principles, and skills, as outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In order to achieve this expectancy and "lighting of a fire", I meet students where they are and take them to the next level with differentiated instruction. Differentiated instruction provides several learning options, different paths to learning, and appropriate levels of challenge for each student and feeds their "fire" in an engaging, meaningful way.
My "fire" to teach was ignited, while working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Warrior Care Policy (OSD WCP). While supporting WCP programs, like Education to Employment Initiative (E2I), I witnessed firsthand the importance of education, as recovering Service members (RSM) embarked on the difficult transition to civilian life. Much like students with disabilities, RSMs face similar challenges of matching identified skills with education and career opportunities that will help them successfully transition to the next chapter in their life. I want to be a facilitator of that transition for my students, by using my extensive professional background and passion for Special Education.
In order to fulfill this purpose, I completed a TEA approved certification program, offered through ACT San Antonio, to obtain my teaching license. The ACT San Antonio program is an alternative route to teaching licensure for those of us who have world experience and a college degree, and who wish to become teachers. The program is concentrated and abbreviated, but it is thorough and challenging.
Although I am only entering my 6th year of teaching, I hope this compilation demonstrates a teacher who is eager to ignite a fire for lifelong learning within all students.
Ms. Shelby's Office Hours: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
*Email Ms. Shelby for Zoom Link or to set-up a
parent teacher conference outside of office hours
2nd Grade Schedule
7:45 - 8:05: Morning Meeting
8:05 - 8:55: LINKS / Specials
9:00 - 9:15: Math Mini-Lesson
9:15 - 10:05: Math Independent Practice & Small Group Support
10:10 - 11:10: Recess / Lunch
11:10 - 11:25: Writing Mini-Lesson
11:25 - 11:45: Writing Independent Practice & Conferencing
11:45 - 12:30: Intervention
12:30 - 12:50: Reading Mini-Lesson
12:50 - 1:40: Reading Independent Practice & Small Group Support
1:40 - 1:55: Read Aloud & Healthy Snack
1:55 - 2:10: Class Meeting / Social Emotional Learning
2:10 - 2:55: Science / Social Studies / Leader in Me
3rd Grade Schedule
7:45 - 8:35: Intervention
8:35 - 8:50: Social Studies / Leader in Me / Social Emotional Learning
8:55 - 9:45: LINKS / Specials
9:45 - 10:00: Writing Mini-Lesson
10:00 - 10:30: Writing Independent Practice & Conferencing
10:30-11:30: Recess / Lunch
11:30 - 11:50: Math Mini-Lesson
11:50 - 1:00: Math Independent Practice & Small Group Support
1:00 - 1:30: Reading Mini-Lesson
1:30 - 2:15: Reading, Phonics, Word Study, Independent Practice, Small Group Support
2:15 - 2:30: Science Mini-Lesson
2:30 - 2:50: Science Independent Practice and Small Group Support
2:50 - 2:55: Wrap Up Day