Second Grade/ Segundo Grado

Dedicated to our students' success

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Dee Dee Greer-ESL

  • input
  • restorative
  • connectedness
  • positivity
  • arranger
After I graduated from Christian Brothers University, I learned that there is within every child a slumbering intellect that can be awakened with inquiry and experimentation. I discovered this by noting why some childhood peers dropped by the wayside while others flourished. Without education, the intellect inside the dropouts continued to slumber; their potential was wasted. I found diagnosing educational problems and finding solutions to be personally energizing. This restorative urge led me to education as a career and continues to enrich my life both professionally and personally.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2157

E-mail: deedee.greer@austinisd.org

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Susan Howard - Dual Language

  • input
  • individualization
  • developer
  • connectedness
  • positivity
I graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in History and American Studies. I came to teaching later in life and have worked for Austin ISD for 19 years. I believe that all children can be successful and I work hard at finding Ideas and strategies to reach all children at their level. I love using Project-Based Learning strategies so the students can be interested and motivated in their own learning. I want them to become life-long learners and great citizens!
Classroom phone: 512-841-2144

E-Mail: susan.howard@austinisd.org

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Raquel Cano - Bilingual Curriculum Specialist

  • ideation
  • learner
  • input
  • competition
  • adaptability
I graduated from Texas State University. According to the Teach your Strengths book, my top strengths are ideation and learner which may define the way I teach. As a teacher, I believe that you should never stop learning and developing different ideas to teach a concept. I believe every child can be successful if you adapt your teaching to the learners needs. It is my goal not only to teach the academics but also to instill confidence in my students. With hard work and determination, they can attain anything that they set their minds to.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2142

E-Mail: raquel.cano@austinisd.org

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Christopher Herrera - Dual Language

  • responsibility
  • futuristic
  • learner
  • achiever
  • arranger
I graduated from Texas State University in August of 2011. I am a firm believer that all children possess the ability to learn given the proper education and resources are provided. Education is a right that all children deserve regardless of the circumstances they experience and it is up to us as educators to make this a reality, or at least to inform them of the many things that they can accomplish if they pursue it. I love to learn and it is something that I try to impart onto my students because the only way to make changes or even waves is to educate oneself before addressing issues that come up which can ultimately impact society on a much larger scale.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2146

E-mail: christopher.herrera@austinisd.org

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Clelia Parlange - Dual Language

  • learner
  • input
  • achiever
  • communication
  • intellection
I obtained my teaching certificate in 2005 and I've been a teacher at Hart since then. My goal as a teacher is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. I want to take students at different levels and see them develop together for the betterment of each individual. Students in my classroom learn to work independently and with a group. I encourage their creativity and strive to provide a safe environment where all students are able to take risks in order to achieve personal and academic success.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2158

E-mail: clelia.parlangevaldes@austinisd.org

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Maryore Zaragoza - Dual Language

  • communication
  • input
  • learner
  • believe
  • woo

I graduated as an elementary teacher in Cuba, in 1998. I worked there for 10 years. I moved to the United States in 2009 and worked as an AISD substitute for 4 years. I was certified as a Bilingual Teacher for Elementary Education in 2015. My top strengths as a teacher are communication, input, learner and believe. My teaching style is reflected when I use my communication skills to reach not only parents but also my students. I am always trying to learn something new to positively impact student achievement.

I think, as a teacher it is my duty to ensure that I am prepared to organize my classroom in ways to inspire my students. I also consider that it is my duty to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, open and supportive environment, so that students learn the important aspects of developing and fostering positive relationships with people.

I believe in having a classroom that works toward the development of their critical thinking and academic enrichment. I also believe that my students should have enough guidance and support to grow individually. Each one of my student’s individuality must be considered when I plan different activities. I want to ensure that each student is being challenged, no matter what their starting level may be. I understand the importance of using the adequate instructional strategies that appropriately address the different learning styles and needs of my students in order to be an effective teacher.

I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to my classroom each day. I believe that I owe it to my students and my school, to bring diligence and consistency in the hopes that I can inspire them. I have made a commitment to work and spend as much time as my students need to make them successful, both academically and emotionally.

In fact, my goal as a teacher is to provide an educational environment that is encouraging and positive. I hope to provide them with the tools and skills necessary for success, giving them the confidence to follow their dreams and make them a reality.

Classroom phone: 512-841-2141

E-mail: maryore.zaragozamontesdeoca@austinisd.org

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Consuelo McDavitt- Dual Language

  • achiever
  • empathy
  • competitive
  • adaptability
  • maximizer
I am a Bilingual Teacher with a keen interest in child development including dynamic parent involvement that promotes active participation in the students' education. I am a Psychology major who taught undergraduate students at Universidad de Monterrey. I was also a Spanish instructor at the Berlitz Language Center in Austin. I have 21 years of experience teaching primary grades from Pre-K to 2nd. In 1994, while working at Blanton Elementary, I was nominated for Teacher of the Year. I have also been a member and presenter for both TABE (1994-95) and NABE (1995-96). As I continue to enjoy working with young children, my goal is to give them the motivation to reach their maximum potential and pursue their college degree.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2167

E-mail: consuelo.mcdavitt@austinisd.org

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Hayley Boardman-ESL

  • individualization
  • learner
  • input
  • intellection
  • context
I graduated from St. Edward's University in December of 2013. I worked as a substitute in first grade here at Hart and became a 2nd grade teacher the following year. I am an avid reader and consider myself a life-long learner. I strive to inspire my students to become life-long learners themselves. I am a firm proponent of equity in education and teach with a social-emotional lens. I believe a child needs to be emotionally sound to grow academically. My students grow to become successful on a personal and academic level.
Classroom phone: 512-841-2153

E-mail: hayley.boardman@austinisd.org