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We’re highlighting our Teacher of the Year Finalists for their outstanding work. Join us in celebrating these AMAZING educators! #InspiringMinds #EveryChild

Elementary Teacher of the Year Finalist


Michelle Clements

Housman Elementary School

1st Grade Teacher

Education

Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, Master’s in School Counseling, Current Graduate Student (December 2020 Graduation Anticipated)

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Bachelor of Education with a focus on Special Education, 2015


Teaching History

Housman Elementary School, 2017-Present

Plano ISD, 2015-2017

In her own words . . .

“I am most passionate about teaching in Tittle 1 schools, [and] . . . have actively sought jobs in such schools with heavy bilingual populations. I am an advocate for all Second Language learners and students from lower-income families. I am constantly striving to keep those students as academically advanced as their peers.”

“I want every child who comes through my classroom to leave with the academics and social skills needed to achieve whatever goals and dreams they have for their future, regardless of where they come from.”

In the words of others . . .

“Focused, enthusiastic and determined are words that come to mind when I think of Michelle Clements as a teacher. Michelle teaches first grade at Housman Elementary, and through the interactive classroom she creates, her students are thriving.”

Lindy Robertson, Housman Elementary Principal

“Each day, Michelle comes with the mindset that this is not just her job, but her mission. She sets her needs aside and approaches each adult and student with respect and positivity. She commits all of her efforts into every lesson, radiating genuine enthusiasm for even the most mundane of content. Her students are excited to learn, and after school, I often hear excited discussion about what they did in class.”

Macey Mulcahy, Housman Elementary Teacher

 

Survey Available April 1-26
Please take the Family Survey to help us serve you better!

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Parents play a critical role in student success. Your feedback ensures Every Child has the support and resources needed to excel.

Your opinion matters!

The results are specific to each school. Families are encouraged to provide feedback on their child's school to help inform where the school is succeeding and where it can improve.  

  • Unique survey links were emailed to families directly by our partners at Panorama Education on April 1.
  • Families who did not receive an email from Panorama Education, please use this link to take the survey.
  • The survey is expected to take no more than 15 minutes, and can be taken in English, Spanish, Arabic, and five other languages.
  • If you have children at different schools, we ask that you fill out a survey for each school. If you have multiple children at one school, we ask that you take the survey with your oldest child in mind or take the survey once per child.
  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.

If you have trouble accessing your survey, email support+sbisd@panoramaed.com.

parent and student


Parent U: Supporting Success for Every Child (PreK-5)

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Cornerstone Academy
9016-C Westview Dr.
Houston, TX 77055
Registration: 8:15 - 8:50 a.m.
Sessions: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Don’t miss our annual Parent U: Supporting Success for Every Child on Saturday, Oct. 20. It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s T-2-4 success! Learn how to support your student outside of the classroom to help them reach their full potential. During this half-day program, district and area experts will host classes on important topics for elementary parents, including:

  • School Choice
  • Family Access
  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way
  • Critical Thinking at Home
  • Internet Safety
  • Safety in Schools
  • and many more!

What classes are available? Parent U offers more than 30 classes in English and Spanish.

Registration

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Contact

Parent U is SBISD’s annual series of parent education courses designed to help you help your child succeed. For more information, contact SBISD Community Relations at partner@springbranchisd.com or 713.251.2284.

Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!

The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.

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