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.
Dr. Lisa McCleary
My role at the Charter School is to serve as the supervisor of school psychology services, as well as the internship director of the SFA Charter School Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program. 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. Prior to coming to SFASU, I worked as a school psychologist and behavior specialist in East Tennessee schools serving grades pre-K through 12 for three years. Currently, I am licensed by the Texas Board of Examiners in Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Also, I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral Designation (BCBA-D) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). I greatly enjoy my job, where I get to collaborate with very talented professionals and build partnerships with a caring community, here at SFA Charter School!
Hello! My name is Sarah Law and I am a Doctoral Intern in School Psychology. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2003, and then moved to Texas to further my education. In 2008, I graduated with a Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010. I was employed as a Behavior Interventionist for a public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for four years before moving to Nacogdoches, where I am currently enrolled in the School Psychology program at Stephen F. Austin State University and working towards my PhD. During my time in the School Psychology program, I have completed practicums and internships in schools and a university-based assessment center, gaining experience in psychoeducational assessment, consultation, counseling, and behavioral and academic interventions. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful teachers, students, and staff here at the SFA Charter School!
My name is Ranleigh McAdams. I am a Doctoral Intern in School Psychology this year at the Charter School. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. I am currently seeking a doctoral degree in School Psychology from SFASU. I have 4 years of experience providing consultation, counseling, assessment services, and classroom support in public schools. Prior to working in the school setting, I worked in various public and private agencies in East Texas in a variety of roles.
Tier II and Tier III Reading Schedule
10 Reasons to Read Aloud to Children
Fall 2011 Reading Parent Meeting