Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood-6th Grade Certified ESL Certified
Mr. Thomas Yarrington
I got into teaching in a roundabout way. I originally set out to be involved in business, and I graduated from Texas A&M in December of 2004 with a degree in Finance. However, about midway through college, I volunteered at one of the local elementary schools.
It was during this volunteering that I realized I really enjoyed teaching. So, after careful consideration and speaking with Region 20 personnel about alternative certification opportunities, I made the decision to change career paths. Since then, I completed the Region 20 alternative certification program, substitute taught for a year in Northeast ISD, and moved to Uvalde, Texas to teach 4th grade for my first two years. I am certified to teach pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, and I am a certified English as a Second Language teacher.
This is my 15th year in teaching (13 in 4th grade and this will be my second in 5th), and I have been a proud Stone Oak Bobcat for twelve years. I love teaching and have never looked back!
7:40-8:00 Morning Meeting/Announcements
8:00-8:15 Synchronous Reading Mini-Lesson
8:15-9:15 Reading/Language Arts Independent Practice and Small Group Support
9:30-10:00 Science Mini-Lesson
10:00-10:45 Science Independent Practice and Small Group Support
10:45-11:00 Math Mini-Lesson
11:15-12:00 Math Independent Practice and Small Group Support
12:30-1:00 Math Independent Practice and Small Group Support Cont'd
1:00-1:15 Social Studies Mini-Lesson
1:15-1:45 Social Studies Independent Practice and Conferencing
3:00-3:30 Teacher Office Hours/Tutoring/Support with Independent Work