Passport to Success
Olympians and Educators
The 2018 Winter Olympics are beginning this week! It's a perfect time to ponder your teaching and classroom management. The Olympians are the best in their field. Are you? 

Do you strive for excellence? Do you teach as if your supervisor is in your classroom observing? Or a parent is attending your classroom? Or a prospective teacher is watching you? Are you showing up early to school to be well prepared for the day? Looking over the HMH READ 180 materials ahead of the class arriving? Being abreast of the objectives and the teaching materials in the READ 180 guide. Do you start off the period with the Do Now?

Remember, READ 180 is tried, true, tested reading program. "READ 180 is the leading blended learning intervention program building reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, and writing skills for struggling students in Grades 4 and up." (HMH) Then it is the best one I have been a part of in 29 years! Are you teaching the program like you bought the Instructional Software licenses for each student? Are you giving it your all every period? 

Let's teach like this is our Winter Olympics! We have trained a lifetime to help each and every one of our striving readers! This week, walk into your school as if you are walking into the opening ceremony with past and present students, parents, and administrators cheering you on! 

Think about the preparation you have done to be at this place in your teaching career: 
               -classes attended in person and online
               -professional development taken during weekends and summer vacation
               -conferencing with educators to be better
               -attending conventions
              - visualizing a successful year
              - building relationships with students and staff

You are ready! You have prepared for this moment! You and the READ 180 program are unstoppable! This is your time! Walk into your classroom today, with the excitement, thrill, and enthusiasm, of an Olympian! 

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.