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. I currently am in my 21st year of teaching. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dr. Lisa McCleary
I am so excited to join the Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School family this fall as the supervisor of the Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) Interns. I am also an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program of the Human Services Department at SFASU. I received my B.A. in psychology with a concentration in developmental psychology from Castleton State College in 2006. I then attended the University of Tennessee where I obtained a M.S. in Applied Educational Psychology in 2009 and a Ph.D. in School Psychology in 2011. During the past three years, I have worked as a school psychologist and behavior specialist in East Tennessee schools serving grades pre-K through 12. My husband and I have an energetic and curious 1 year old daughter, who keeps us busy, busy, busy.
Hello, my name is J.T. Lacy and I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Doctoral Intern. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree and a Master of Science in School Psychology degree from Abilene Christian University in 2004 and 2008, respectively. I am currently enrolled in the School Psychology program at Stephen F. Austin State University where I am working toward a Ph.D. in School Psychology. I have 5 years of experience in providing consultation, counseling, and assessment services to public school students and staff. I am excited to join the SFA Charter School team and I look forward to serving the students and staff of this campus!
My name is Misha Mateescu, and I am serving as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Doctoral Intern at the SFA Charter School during the 2014-2015 school year. I was born and raised in Romania, where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree before relocating to the US in 2004 (English major, Portuguese minor). In 2008, I obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. My most significant work experience in the US has been as Program Director of the Nacogdoches Boys Ranch between 2009 and 2013. I am excited to be a part of the Charter School family, and hope to forge long-lasting relationships with everyone here.
Tier II and Tier III Reading Schedule
10 Reasons to Read Aloud to Children
Fall 2011 Reading Parent Meeting