Stephen F. Austin State University

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Support Staff

Julie Akerson
Julie Akerson - Counselor
Hello Junior Jacks family! I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas in Austin with a specialization in Bilingual Special Education. Later, I earned my Master of Education from Texas Tech University in School Counseling. Having been a special education teacher and counselor for several years, I have been fortunate to work with students from age 3 to 22 ! I love watching children grow and learn new things. I truly believe that an emotionally well child will be a better learner and I want to help students achieve their personal, social, emotional, and academic goals. I am excited to be at the SFASU Charter School! Please let me know if I can help you in any way.?
Angelique Beckwith
Angelique Beckwith - Reading Intervention
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.
Lauree Faires
Lauree Faires - Intervention
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
Eileen Meyers
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
Kelly Finnerud - Teacher Support
Pam Neely
Pam Neely - Teacher Support
Holly Dudley
Holly Dudley - Teacher Support
Patricia Still
Patricia Still - Speech Services

Tier II and Tier III Reading Schedule

Ms. Angelique's Schedule

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Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Parent Information

10 Reasons to Read Aloud to Children

Fall 2011 Reading Parent Meeting