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About Me

  • This is my fourth year teaching at Stratford, and I could not be at a better school!
  • I am a Spring Branch ISD alum (Memorial HS), and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University, where I double-majored in marketing and real estate.
  • I have been working for Spring Branch ISD since college graduation. First as a substitute while going back to school to get my teaching certification (I did my student-teaching at SHS with Mrs. Jackson!) and then as a full time teacher at Memorial High School for 2 years and Westchester Academy for 10 years. 
  • I will be teaching a variety of classes in Career and Technology, and helping out Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Schaper with BPA.
  • I am head coach and faculty sponsor for the Stratord Lady Spartans Lacrosse club team. 
  • In my spare time,I am a basketball official (no, I won't be reffing any SHS games, that would be a conflict of interest!) as well as a women's lacrosse official.

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A Days                                B Days 

Period Class
1 Web Design
3  Conference
5 Business Image Management
7 Business Image Management
Period Class
2 Money Matters
4 Conference
6 Business Image Management
8 Business Image Management

 

All Business Image Mgmt classes are in BIM Lab, room 238. 
All other periods I can be found in room 235. 

Makeups and Tutorials are Thursday after school, or by appointment. 

BIM Class information

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The purpose of BIM is to build the skills students will need as business participants.  Technology will be used as it is in the business world, as a tool.  The goal is not to memorize software commands, but for students to learn to apply technology in a meaningful way.  Word Processing activities are used to build communication skills.  Spreadsheets are a tool for solving business math problems.  Databases are used to build informational skills. Presentation and desktop publishing software are tools to inform and persuade.  It is important that students learn to locate and apply information.  Classroom materials will be used to allow students to find information on their own.

The majority of curriculum is from AES Education, which is an online curriculum and can be accessed from ANY computer with internet access now. It is not just limited to those computers in our lab! This means that students can access it at home if they are behind, or if they want to retake a quiz (See below). We also have a textbook which we will use to enhance the online learning. 

Grading:                          The Student’s average will include:

Daily Work                                                     50%
Quizzes/Small Projects                                  20%
Tests/Big Projects (Online unit tests)             30%

Tutorials and Makeup Work:            
If a student has an excused absence, they will be allowed to make up any work that was missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to find out what assignments are due.  
Tutorial times are: Thursday after school, or any other day at lunch by appointment

Parents, you can have your students go to https://learn.aeseducation.com/logon and login to see what the curriculum is about. If they for whatever reason do not remember their login and password, I am happy to explain how to figure that out. 

  • Login is the student login email address. This can be found by going to your profile page on Family Access.
    (ex.: Robert Smith might be smithrob000@mysbisd.com)
  • password is their six-digit student ID number.

Quiz Retakes

It is set up so that students can retake each quiz twice (so they have 3 attempts at each quiz).  

If students retake a quiz, the student MUST inform me that they have retaken a quiz. They have up to one week to retake a given online quiz/test.

Money Matters Class Information

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Course Elements:  

Students will investigate global economics with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its impact on consumers and businesses. Students apply critical-thinking skills to analyze financial options based on current and projected economic factors. Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary to set long-term financial goals based on those options. Students will determine methods of achieving long-term financial goals through investment, tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

 

Supplies:    

·          Paper and pencil everyday                               

·          Folder for notes and handouts

·          Hand Sanitizer, Paper Towels or Ream of Paper           

 

Curriculum and Textbooks:

For our curriculum we use both a classroom sets of books, and Dave Ramsey's course on finance; both of these have accompanying activities and exercises. We also use various resources on the internet.  If a book needs to go home, it must be checked out by the teacher in advance and student will be responsible for financially replacing book if lost.

·         Managing Your Personal Finances – South-Western/Cengage  ($60 replacement)

·          Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey Video Course

 

Grading:   

·          Daily Class Work          50%

·          Tests                            30%

·          Quizzes/Projects         20%

 

Late work will be penalized 20 points each day and will not be accepted after the third day. 

When a test is given, the students will be asked to bring their cell phones to the front of the room, and the students will stay silent until the last person is finished the exam.

Web Design Class Information

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Web Design is part of Technology Applications

The technology applications curriculum has four strands:

  • Foundations--Through the study of technology applications foundations, including technology-related terms, concepts, and data input strategies, students learn to make informed decisions about technologies and their applications.
  • Information Acquisition--The efficient acquisition of information includes the identification of task requirements; the plan for using search strategies; and the use of technology to access, analyze, and evaluate the acquired information.
  • Work in solving problems--By using technology as a tool that supports the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create a solution, and evaluate the results.
  • Communication--Students communicate information in different formats and to diverse audiences. A variety of technologies will be used. Students will analyze and evaluate the results.

We use edulaunch.com as our "online textbook"; it is indeed our main source of curriculum instruction for teaching stduents how to do certain things. 

Over the course of the year, in addition to using the internet, we will learn about HTML, and use Flash, Dreamweaver/Fireworks, and Photoshop applications. 

flash web design

Student Blogs

Each student creates a blog about a topic of their choosing (school-appropriate, of course!). They are responsible each week for having at least one blog post. Each post must have a picture and two working links to other websites about their topic. 

To see what your son/daughter has chosen to blog, here are the URL's for those students that have created their blog

Last, First MI blog address
Amaro, Antonio http://aacmotorsports.blogspot.com
Biddle, Patrick http://patrickbgaming.blogspot.com/
Bulliner, Tyler http://gingamingblog.blogspot.com
Carr, Max http://maxblogsaints.blogspot.com/
Cheraghi, Kevin
http://theallaroundgamers.blogspot.com
Chupina, Mario http://cookingmario.blogspot.com/
Cupp, Alexander http://alexcgames.blogspot.com
Davis, Bryant http://bdvideogames.blogspot.com
Droz, Sebastian http://filmographyjunky.blogspot.com/
Garcia, Kevin http://kevinsnfl.blogspot.com
Gatewood, Derrick http://derricknba.blogspot.com
Jones, Tatum http://jonestat.blogspot.com
Maranto, Nicholas http://wttechtrees.blogspot.com/
Mohn, Caroline http://cemreviews.blogspot.com/
Morita, Tetsuki http://tetsukigaming.blogspot.com/
Omori, Yoko http://yokojpn.blogspot.com
Pham, Brian http://phamverwatch.blogspot.com/
Reyes, Omar http://orskating.blogspot.com
Semenov, Sergey http://sergeytravels.blogspot.com/
Shepard, Perry http://everythingaboutthenfl.blogspot.com
Sokhina, Tanya http://mywonderfulhairstyles.blogspot.com/
Thiele, William http://wtdogblog.blogspot.com
Washington, Marquis http://marquiswashington.blogspot.com


Grading:

There will be up to three test/project grades per six weeks. You will turn in your daily assignments as you finish them. Six weeks grades will be determined by the following:

  • Daily work 50%
  • Tests/Projects 30%
  • Quizzes 20%

Supplies:

  • 3-ring binder, folder, or other notebook for storing notes/papers. Shelf space will be reserved to keep your notebooks here on days you don’t have class, should you want to use it.
  • pen/pencil in case we take notes or have storyboarding to do.

If a student is having trouble staying on task on a given assignment, or is caught violating SBISD technology policies, he/she can lose computer privileges. If that happens, it means assignments cannot be completed and thus student cannot get credit for that assignment.