Passport to Success
25th Annual Model Schools Conference

The Model Schools Conference in Nashville is right around the corner. Are you going? If so, come see the HMH Bloggers at the conference. We would love to meet you! 

I am looking forward to learning more and honing my reading skills in the conference. I love attending and meeting new educators who are passionate about teaching. It's fun to be around like minded people! Don't you think?

Just imagine 6,000+ School and District Educators, 300+ Sessions to choose from, and 35 Model Schools and Innovative Districts to gather new information to take back to your district and campus!

The 25th Annual 2017 Model Schools Conference is in Nashville, TN. This 4-day event is packed full of "best practices, emerging trends, trailblazing practitioners, forward-thinking thought leaders, and a chance to build your personal learning network." 

Beginning on Sunday, June 25 and concluding on Wednesday, June 28 prepare to expand your thinking and learning at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center while you attend the Model Schools Conference!

While attending the Model  Schools Conference you will also have a chance to meet and congratulate the award winners. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Educator Award Winners: Stephanie Capan, Victor Soria, Amy Dendinger, Andrew Locke and Lynn Thrailkill.

Ms. Capan is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the MATH 180 award recipient. Stephanie's students are excited and feel prepared to go on to take Algebra in high school. This is a remarkable feat to build students' math confidences. Congratulations!

Mr. Soria is from Modesto, California. He has 100% English Language Learners who feel safe and welcomed in their READ 180 classroom. That is a feeling we want all of our students to feel as they walk through our classroom door. Congratulations Victor!

Ms. Dendinger is from Tiffin, Ohio. 100% of her middle school students have met their growth levels! Wow! That is an award-winning educator! Her students are encouraged to strive for their highest achievement and beyond. Way to go, Amy!

Mr. Locke is from Portland, Oregon. His System 44 students grow both personally and academically in his diverse classroom. Andrew's students feel a sense of community when they walk through the classroom door.

Ms. Thrailkill is from La Grange, Georgia. Her READ 180 students are excited to learn and challenge themselves every day when they step into the classroom. Lynn's students make gains because of her high expectations she holds for each one of them.

See you in Nashville!

Stage C READ 180 Educator

Philosophy of Teaching All of my life, I have enjoyed working with children and have always desired to teach. It is my belief that no matter what socio-economic background, everyone deserves to achieve his/her educational goals. It is my ambition to facilitate this process.Growing up in the Houston area, I have always been aware of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. The district's reputation of excellence is well known, not only in the Houston metroplex, but throughout the state of Texas. As a professional educator, it is important to be associated with a school district whose goals for its students are aligned with my philosophy of teaching.