Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts University of Maryland College Park Masters in Curriculum and Instruction University of Texas San Antonio Certifications: English, Reading, Special Education, Generalist grades 1-8
This is my 21st year teaching. Once I finished college, I taught elementary school, middle school and eventually came to Madison in 2007. I currently teach Sophomore English as the special education component, providing support to both students and teacher of record.
I am married to a middle school teacher. I have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson. I enjoy sewing, gardening and hanging out at the lake.
Regular Bell Schedule
1st period (8:55-9:46) Eng II coteach
2nd period (9:52-10:45) Eng II coteach
3rd period (10:51-11:40) Conference
4th period (11:46-12:35) Eng II coteach
5th period (12:41-1:30) Lunch
6th period (1:36-2:25) Eng II coteach
7th period (2:31-3:20) Eng II coteach
8th period (3:26-4:15) Eng II coteach
MAV Power Time Schedule
1st period (8:55-9:40) Eng II coteach
2nd period (9:45-10:34) Eng II coteach
3rd period (10:40-12:00) MAV Power Time/Conference
4th period (12:06-12:51) Eng II coteach
5th period (12:57-1:42) Lunch
6th period (1:48-2:33) Eng II coteach
7th period (2:39-3:24) Eng II coteach
8th period (3:30-4:15) Eng II coteach
CITIZENSHIP = Conduct Grade
Citizenship codes are as follows: E = Excellent S = Satisfactory N = Needs Improvement U = Unsatisfactory
The citizenship code is an indication of the student's daily behavior for a nine-week period and is based on an established discipline management plan.
Needs Improvement or Unsatisactory may result in revocation of EXEMPTIONS FROM SEMESTER EXAMS
RE-TEACHING AND RE-TESTING
The District’s goal is for every student to master all the TEKS specified for each grade level and the TAKS Exit Level or the STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams. Each student will be provided instruction that allows for application and practice of the concepts and skills mandated in the TEKS and then assessed for mastery. If a student does not demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills as specified in the TEKS and necessary for future learning, re-teaching and re-testing (or re-assessment) should be provided for the student. Re-teaching and re-testing is considered a form of course or credit protection.
For the purpose of consistency and equity, the District will have a re-teach and re-test plan that is appropriate for student mastery. Campuses will ensure that teachers at each grade level in middle school and course in high school follow the District’s re-teach/re-test procedure. It is the responsibility of the grade level or course teachers to monitor student progress and to implement re-teaching and re-testing for all, most, some or one of the students. Teachers will base their decisions to re-teach and re-test on whether the curriculum provides sufficient future opportunities for most students to master a concept or skill.
A. If 50% or more of students in a class fail to demonstrate mastery of TEKS on a summative assessment, the teacher will provide an opportunity for re-teaching and re-testing during class time. All students in the class will be given the opportunity for re-teach and re-test. The higher of the two grades will be recorded in the grade book.
B. If fewer than 50% of all students in a class fail to demonstrate mastery of TEKS on a summative assessment, the teachers will provide re-teaching and re-testing during or outside of class time. The grade on the re-assessment will be recorded as no higher than 70 if mastery is demonstrated. If mastery is not demonstrated, the higher grade will be recorded.
C. Re-teaching should employ instructional strategies different from the original instruction.
D. Re-testing or re-assessment may include, but is not limited to, oral examination, additional practice activities, an essay or paper, a report or presentation, test corrections, revision of a paper or project, or a formal test.
E. Re-teaching/re-testing provisions do not apply to semester exams.