Ms. DeCastro



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Journalism with Distinction University of Nebraska, 2000 Full Teacher Certification St. Norbert College, 2008 Certifications: ELAR 4-8 Social Studies 4-8 ESL Supplemental Gifted and Talented Education (NEISD) Teaching Honors: Texas PTA Life Membership Award 2016 Superintendent's Award 2013, 2016 Campus Trinity Prize 2013, 2017 Campus Teacher of the Year 2012 L.E.A.D. Award St. Norbert College (SNC) 2008 Student Teaching Award Finalist SNC 2006

Ms. DeCastro

Welcome to 6th, 7th, and 8th grades Gifted and Talented ELAR block!

Courses Taught:
6th, 7th, and 8th Grades Gifted and Talented ELAR Block
6th Grade Pre-AP Reading (ACL), Regular Reading, SSI
Harris Ambassadors Leadership Class
Academic Individual Motivation (A.I.M.)

ELAR Department Co-chair 2019-Present
GT ELAR Curriculm Writing Committee 2019-present
District Sick Bank Leave Board 2019-present
TCTA Campus Representative 2019-present
Faculty Advisory Council 2017-2018, Chair 2018-2019
INVOLVE Co-founder & Faculty Leadership Team 2014-present
Harris Ambassadors Founder & Sponsor 2016-2018
Campus Improvement Committee 2014-2016
Career Expo Co-founder & Co-chair 2013-2015
AVID Site Team 2012-2015
National History Day Co-Sponsor 2012-2015
Student Council Co-Sponsor 2010-2014



Class Announcements

Class Schedule

  • *on 6th grade bell schedule
    1st Period (8:25-9:14) - 6th grade AIM
    2nd-3rd Periods (9:18-10:54) - 8th grade GT ELAR Block
    LUNCH (10:58-11:28) LUNCH
    4th-5th Periods (11:32-1:08) - 6th grade GT ELAR Block
    6th Period (1:12-1:58) - Planning
    7th-8th Periods (2:02-3:40) - 7th grade GT ELAR Block