Read 180 Teacher at the High School Level; Dyslexia Specialist; English I Teacher; Special Education Certified; ESL Certified
Interactive; Small literacy groups using study guides; Powerpoints with strong visual input; Web based instructional clips as lesson introductions; Games for review; Hands on instruction with manipulatives
Developed the Dyslexia Program for Jacksonville ISD; Spoke at several conferences as a break-out leader - ADD Conference, Brain Research Conference, Dyslexia Conference; Co owner of Tactile learning Company Multisensory Reading Materials; Who's Who in Education
Bachelor's Degree in Education from University of Houston; Master's Degree in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin University
I have taught for 44 years in all grade levels except prekindergarten in the area of Language Arts. Advancing special populations through interaction is my special interest. Over the years, I have developed many teaching materials that help specific populations (who are largely at risk) become successful. I have been responsible for teaching students who have failed the STAAR test in summer school as well as in special classes within the year. I developed the Dyslexia Progam for Jacksonville ISD that served as a model for many other school districts in Region 7. I gave several presentations to teachers throughout the Region concerning dyslexia remediation while teaching those students in the classroom.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Basic Reading, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text