I am the TIER II and TIER III Reading intervention teacher. I received my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Reading and Early Childhood Endorsement from Stephen F. Austin State University. I also received a Master of Education from SFASU. I completed the Dyslexia Specialist program from Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, Texas and am a Dyslexia Specialist. I am a C.A.L.T., Certified Academic Language Therapist and a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). I also am a L.D.T., Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, through the Texas Department of State Health Services. My teaching career started in Klein Independent School District where I taught third and fourth grade for five years. I also taught for two years in Pre-Kindergarten II for the SFA Early Childhood Lab. After the lab, I was able to begin teaching at the SFA Charter School. I taught third grade for four years before beginning my work as an intervention teacher working with struggling readers and children with dyslexia. I also serve as the District Test Coordinator for STAAR and TELPAS and coordinate 504 and LPAC meeting.
I received both my Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. My areas of specialization are Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. I am also a certified gifted and talented teacher. My teaching career began in 1983 at Carpenter Elementary in Nacogdoches where I enjoyed teaching second grade for 6 years. In 1989, I transferred to the Brooks-Quinn-Jones campus where I learned and grew with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the next 10 years. In 1999, I accepted the first grade position at the Charter School on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. I enjoyed 10 years watching first graders bloom. In 2009, I was thrilled to move to third grade and teach there for two years. In 2011, I left the classroom to become a Reading Support and Intervention teacher. I now enjoy working with students of all ages to support them in their reading lives. I have also served as an instructor for the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Elementary Education.
Eileen Meyers E-mail: email@example.com
I am so excited to begin my second year as the Special Services Coordinator at the SFA Charter School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. In 2000, I returned to SFA to complete the all-level certification in Special Education. I taught for 12 years at Carpenter Elementary as a resource, self-contained and inclusion teacher for Kindergarten through 5th grade. My husband and I have three sons. Our oldest and his wife live in Lubbock, Texas with our first grandchild. We have a senior at TCU in Ft. Worth and a senior at Nacogdoches High School.
Kelly Finnerud - Teacher Support
I graduated from Stephen F Austin State University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2001. I hold certificates to teach music PreK-12th grade and general education EC-6th. I taught middle school band for 4 years in Hudson and one year part time here at McMichael Middle School. I stayed home with my young children for 7 years and am excited to be back working with children at SFA Charter School! I've been married to Ryan since 2001. We have 3 wonderful children and are in the process of adopting a beautiful new daughter.
I am a Doctoral Intern in School Psychology this year at the Charter School. I am seeking a doctoral degree in School Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. I earned a Specialist in School Psychology degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in addition to a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Houston. I have been employed as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in the Nacogdoches area. Formerly, I resided in the greater Houston area where I worked in the field of educational assessment and taught public school. I am a veteran, a native Texan, and firm believer in the importance serving children. I am privileged to be joining the SFA Charter School family for school year 2016-17.
Tier II and Tier III Reading Schedule
10 Reasons to Read Aloud to Children
Fall 2011 Reading Parent Meeting