Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Math and Social Studies teachers added.

We are pleased to announce the addition of two outstanding young teachers to the Taylor staff.

In the math department, we interviewed several outstanding candidates and were fortunate to be able to offer the position to Annette Caro. Mrs. Caro is currently teaching 4th grade at Atrisco ES. She has a very strong math background having minored in it in college. She has her BS from Angelo State University in San Angelo TX with endorsements in reading and math and graduate hours in bilingual education with bilingual and TESOL endorsements from College of Santa Fe. She is well versed in A2L and continuous classroom improvements and has implemented PDSA at Atrisco. She has taught with APS since August 2004.

In the social studies department, we again interviewed some stellar candidates for this short term position. Again, we had several outstanding candidates from whom to choose. We agreed that Melissa Navarro was the best candidate. Ms. Navarro received her BA from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She has graduate hours from UT San Antonio in history. She has taught 6th grade social studies for the past three years Texas, most recently at Camino Real MS in El Paso. She has coached volleyball, basketball, track, softball, tennis, and was a yearbook sponsor. Like Annette, she is well versed in the use of short cycle assessment date to drive and inform instruction.

Melissa and Annette will be the third and fourth new teachers we have hired this summer. As I wrote two weeks ago, we also hired a pair of STEMS interns from UNM to replace Nichole Pennington. Bonnie Bissell and Tobi Camilli will be teaming in this capacity. Like Melissa and Annette, they are smart, vibrant, and highly motivated women who have a passion for teaching.

We are very excited to have added such bright and dynamic young teachers to our staff.

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