As a seasoned educator and mother of nine children, I have vast experience in establishing curriculum criteria, which is figuring out which topics should be taught within each school subject. I understand how to dissect topics to make sure the most pertinent portions are taught. Throughout my career, I have created curriculum standards as well as lesson plans used to teach the curriculum.
I have attended informational sessions at our regional education office. I have voted on textbooks for adoption to be used within our State schools. I have also reviewed textbooks being considered for adoption and consciously chosen the best textbook to be used, which contained all of the mandated standards in ways the students could understand.
I have been a High School senior class sponsor for the past 15 years. As a sponsor, I had to have a thorough understanding of all graduation mandates, as well as the reasoning behind the many graduation standards. I understand that the graduation requirements are regularly adjusted to ensure Texas students are competitive with graduates from other states.
When I was working in the accounting field, I was responsible for balancing the budget of multiple corporations. As a class and multiple school clubs sponsor, I have continued to use these budget balancing skills, as well as teach these well-learned skills in my financial math classes. My current position includes keeping track of all money that comes in or out of various club fund accounts, while making sure the funds are used strictly for the betterment of that particular organization.
In my experience as a school department leader, I have been heavily involved with selecting new team members/employees. This includes being able to match the correct candidate with the correct job.
As part of my educational leadership duties, I have participated on several school improvement committees. Part of my assignment in this leadership role is to review proposed rule changes for legality and practicality.
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