Degrees and Certifications:
M. Ed. Instructional Leadership Bachelor of Science EC-12 Special Education EC-4 ESL Generalist EC-12 Physical Education
I attended Eastern New Mexico University where I earned a Bachelor of Science with honors including Magna Cum Laude, Most Outstanding Senior and Who's Who of American University Students. I earned my Masters in Education (Instructional Leadership) at Concordia University.
The 2018-2019 school year is my eleventh year in North East ISD. I've had the opportunity to teach students grades K-8 in a variety of settings and models to include co-teach, self-contained, redirection and specialized support.
It's important to me to be a part of a community of special education teachers who support each other in best meeting student needs. I was a featured teacher in the Online Training Module for the Low Incidence Statewide Network, I reviewed and updated the online Monthly Instructional Guides for Region 3, and I wrote a webinar titled "Evidence Based Practices for Teaching Students with Down Syndrome" that is used to train teachers across the state. I've taught adult education classes for regions across Texas on successful teaching strategies and positive behavior supports in a special needs classroom.
I spent years writing a full middle school curriculum framework that includes a scope & sequence, TEKS, units, pacing calendars, essence statements and vertically aligned stations. This resource is used by teachers across the state to support TEKS based instruction in special needs classrooms.
I was selected to be featured in ESC-20's Low-Incidence Disabilities Exemplary Educator Showcase, featured on the ESC-20 website and social media pages highlighting the amazing things that are happening in our region's classrooms. Selection of featured educators was based on evidence and implementation of research-based strategies appropriate for students with disabilities. I'm the recipient of the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the Superintendent's Award and most recently Teacher of the Year (2019).
We're working hard and loving life! :)
Students in all grade levels learn in my classroom, but we follow the 8th grade time schedule.
1st period (8:25-9:15) - Work Skills (Elective)
2nd period (9:19-10:06) - Ms. Morrow's Conference
3rd period (10:10-10:56) - Math
4th period (11:00-11:46) - Science
5th period (11:50-12:36) - Science
6th period (1:14-2:00) - Work Skills (Elective)
7th period (2:04-2:50) - Social Studies
8th period (2:54-3:40) - Personal Management (Elective)