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.
My name is Elaine Turner and I am a Doctoral Intern in School Psychology completing my internship at SFA Charter School. I have a Master of Arts in School Psychology and am currently working towards my PhD in the School Psychology Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. I have completed several practicums and a Master's level internship which allowed me to gain experience in psychoeducational assessment, counseling, consultation, and interventions designed to help improve children's school experience. I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of children from Pre-K through 12th grade. I have lived in Nacogdoches for 30 years and am grateful to have the opportunity to work within my community, and with the wonderful teachers, staff, and students at SFA Charter School!
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