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Candidate for Member-at-Large: April Jones

2018-2019 stat executive committee slate

April jones

General Education Teacher

Temple ISD

 

 
 
 
Position Statement:

I attended my first CAST conference in November 2017. I was absolutely blown away by the talent, commitment, dedication and knowledge exhibited by the presenters and attendees alike. Since the conference, I have worked hard to learn about the Science Teachers Association of Texas and what I can do to contribute to the mission of advancing science teaching and learning. 


While my experience might not seem as extensive as others, I believe my passion and dedication make up for it. Currently, I am taking steps to obtain my principal certification. I decided that taking this step to an administrative role was the right course for me. While I may be giving up the more direct impact on student learning, I will be assuming an equally important role impacting students and teachers alike. I love working with other teachers. I love mentoring and seeing others reach their potential. I love being a positive catalyst for change, implementing programs, developing policies and overcoming challenges. I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise within a STAT volunteer leadership role. 


Within my elementary school, a lot of time has been put into building a professional learning community. Our goal is to work within a collaborative culture, commit to continuous learning and be results-driven. We are currently working our way to becoming a national PLC. I would like to bring that type of spirit and drive to STAT. With my determination and qualifications, I know I could help to make a difference.


Biographical Sketch:

April Jones is an elementary math and science teacher. She is going into her sixth year of teaching at Hector P. Garcia Dual Language Academy, where she has taught fourth- and fifth-grade math and science. She is the math and science department lead teacher and serves as part of the campus leadership team on her campus. April will begin her new role as the summer school coordinator for her campus for the 2018 school year. She was nominated and elected to Temple ISD’s District Education Improvement Committee. She served as a member on the 2016 Leadership Cohort program through her district as well. April has presented multiple professional development training at the campus and district level, including: Stemscopes, Growth Mindset, KWNC-Incorporating Reading Strategies into Math Problem Solving, Interactive Science Word Walls, CER: Claims, Evidence, Reasoning in Science, Science/Math Journaling, and Incorporating Technology in Science/Math, and Achieving Success: Ways to Increase Student Achievement. 

 

She earned her Master's of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and attended undergraduate school at the University of Hawaii in Manoa while working on her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. April is currently working on her principal certification through Lamar University in Houston.

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