Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English/Journalism from Southwest Texas State Certified AVID Instructor
Ms. Kristin Kesinger
27 Years experience! I have taught both high school and middle school. My last 8 years have been spent at Driscoll Middle School and this is where I consider my home.
I am the AVID Coordinator and AVID Electives teacher for our campus. I am also the Yearbook Advisor and Student Council Sponsor along with coaching the Boy's and Girl's Golf teams. I keep busy, but I love what I do. I never underestimate the impact that I have through daily interaction with students.
Here are just a few of the things we cover each week in AVID...
7th and 8th grade students will learn the core values of WICOR
WRITING: Using multiple strategies for interacting with notes and texts
*Focused Note Taking (FNT)
*The Writing Process
INQUIRY: Asking critical questions, engaging in thinking, learning and discussion
COLLABORATION:Teamwork with shared responsibilities and shared ideas
*Family Fridays….Team Building activities
This is enhanced by having college tutors come on Tuesdays and Thursdays to work
with students on the materials they might be struggling with.
ORGANIZATION: Managing materials and practicing methodical study habits
READING: Strategically gaining meaning, understanding and knowledge from print
and other media
*Critical Reading Process
First Period (8:25-9:09) AVID 8th Grade
Second Period (9:13-10:02) AVID 8th Grade
Third Period (10:06-10:55) AVID 7th Grade
Fourth Period (10:59-11:48) AVID 7th Grade
Fifth Period (12:41-1:11) AVID Coordinator Planning
Sixth Period (1:15-1:39) SMART - Team 7W
Seventh Period (1:43-2:32) Yearbook
Eighth Period (2:36-3:25) Conference