Students of the Month - page 7

Star Teachers Producing Excellence
Angela Barber
has been teaching for 24 years. Eight years in elementary
including Woodlake Elementary and 16 years at
Judson Learning Academy
. Her
certifications and experience include K-8, Speech, Secondary ELA, All level ESL,
TELPAS rater and New Jersey Writing Project Trainer.
Her favorite thing about teaching English is bringing reluctant writers to the
point where they enjoy writing and have become fluent in the craft. She has
lived in Texas for 20 years and has 2 sons and 3 step daughters who attended
Judson ISD schools.
Tammy Williams
is a first year teacher at
Kirby Middle School
. She was born
in California, but moved to Texas when she was in high school. She attended
and graduated from Judson High School. Ms. Williams graduated from the
University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in kinesiology. She attended
UTSA on a full softball scholarship, where she was honored with the
Excalibur Award for leadership and teamwork. She still loves the sport and
has played for several World Class level teams, both women’s and co-ed.
Tammy spent several years working with pre- school children for the
Department of Defense at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. She decided to come back
home to Texas and pursue a teaching career. She exhibits leadership,
cooperation, and teamwork; and brings enthusiasm and a genuine concern
for her students to the classroom.
Carole Rylander
has been teaching for 21 years and is in her first year
at Judson ISD. She is new to our 4
th
grade team here at
Woodlake
Elementary
. Ms. Rylander teaches Math, Science and Social
Studies. She has a Master’s of Science in integrated
mathematics. Before teaching she directed Outdoor Education
centers and used these skills to inspire her students. Her lessons
are engaging and enlightening. Her students love her and the
innovative ways that she presents instruction. She is an advocate
for the most difficult child and strives to insure that each student
gets the instruction they need regardless of learning difference.
Ms. Rylander’s most recent project is the Woodlake Garden.
Students are growing winter vegetables and use their journals to
estimate materials needed, documenting observations in the
garden, watering schedules and critically analyzing the outcomes.
She is respected by her colleagues and valued by parents.
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