I have been an educator for 25 years. I have 16 years of classroom experience and served as a Reading Specialist in the San Angelo Independent School District. I have experience working with students in kindergarten through grade eight. For 5 years, I served as the Elementary Instructional Coordinator for the San Angelo Independent School District, training and coaching teachers and providing networking support for the district's principals and Title I Reading Specialists. I am available to do customized workshops for campuses and/or districts and can provide follow-up coaching and modeling in classrooms. TESTIMONIALS: Judy was literally my salvation during my first year of teaching. She has been and remains my primary source of information when I am seeking new and inspiring ideas for delivery of lessons. S. Gallegos, Del Rio, TX Judy, I would like to thank you for providing our campus with hands on, innovative ideas that we can utilize immediately in the classroom. The teachers have said that it was the best training that they have had in YEARS!!!! That's no joke¦.it really is the best. Your expertise as a classroom teacher and just being a natural good teacher is what sets you apart from other trainers. I hope that our district will be able to have you back soon!!!!" - Henderson, TX Workshops available: Math Boot Camp for At-Risk Students; CSI-Comprehension Strategies Investigations; RARE-Reaching All Readers through Engagement; You Snooze-They Lose: Games and More that Make Learning POP!; The Great Green Bean Getaway; Math Strategies for At-Risk Students; ESL Strategies that Benefit All Students. TRAINING EXPERIENCE State Third Grade Reading Academy Trainer State Third Grade Conference presenter Presenter at the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Conference Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading presenter Region XV Reading Institute presenter Presenter at the Texas Association for Bilingual Educators Conference Developing Literacy First course Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers course Presenter for SDE (Staff Development for Educators)
I believe that relationship-building and interaction is the key to reaching the reluctant learner.
Region XV Teacher of the Year - San Angelo, TX
I have a Master of Education degree with Reading Specialist, Superintendent, and Mid-Management certifications, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University.
I am a member of the International Reading Association, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. For five years, I served as the Elementary Instructional Coordinator for the San Angelo Independent School District, training and coaching teachers and providing networking support for the district's twelve Title I Reading Specialists and principals. I have provided training for over 5,000 teachers at the district and state level. My workshops are packed with creative ideas to improve learning and achievement. Teachers can take these innovative ideas back to the classroom and immediately implement them with little or no preparation.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Mental Math, For All Subjects, Test Preparation