Sally Hughes

Educator | Professional Development Specialist

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Professional Experience

College Station I.S.D. (Greens Prairie Elem, Oakwood Interm.) 2002-present

Taught: Technology Applications, 3rd, 5th, and 6th - all academic subjects
  • Coaching Crews Team
  • Science Campus Leader, Science Leadership Team
  • Texas Regional Science Collaborative participant
  • Media Lab Pilot Program Course Developer, Yearbook Sponsor
  • STEM Club Founder
  • Initiated community outreach program Scientists in the Classroom
  • District Facilitator Social Studies Content Area Leadership Team professional development
  • Multi-level Grant recipient 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 ($25,000+)
  • 4-H Club Coordinator 2002-2009 (Junior Master Gardener)
  • Staff Development Designer and Trainer
  • Supervisor/Evaluator of TAMU pre-service teachers, interns
  • Design and implement campus special events
  • Design differentiated instructional units, design and implement educational programs

Texas A & M University (College of Education and Human Development, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Athletic Department) 2009-Present

CEHD: Program Assistant, Instructional Designer, Instructor, Instructional Design Graduate Asst.

  • Designing and developing eLearning, eCampus and Moodle learning communities
  • VICP certificate, VICP Co-Instructor, VICP Lead-Instructor
  • Manage and Organize several projects simultaneously
  • Quality Matters Rubric, Higher Ed. Peer Reviewer, K-12 Peer Reviewer
  • Strong presentation/training skills
  • Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Designed instruction for and produced online graduate course portal
  • Developed instructional objects such as assessments and tutorial
  • Collaborated on team of instructional designers

Athletic Department: Learning Assistant

  • Work with student-athletes maximizing academic potential
  • Provide general instruction in study skills, note-taking skills, test-taking skills
  • Guide students in the development of time management, organizational skills, using learning styles
  • Document daily progress reports using on-line system

Bush School, Instructional Design Specialist

  • Design instruction, online courses, and digital resources for graduate certificate courses
  • Provide professional development to online instructors
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts for graduate course production
  • Proficient in eCampus, Camtasia, Office, HTML, Moodle
  • Blackboard Exemplary Course reviewer, Quality Matters rubric trained

Bryan I.S.D. (Bonham Elementary, Mitchell Elementary) 1995-2002

Taught: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, all regular/enriched academic subjects

  • Campus Trainer (Technology integration, Reading Renaissance)
  • Technology Level II troubleshooter
  • Technology In Education, Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund grant participant

Humble I.S.D. (Woodland Hills Elementary) 1990-1995

Taught: 3rd grade, all subjects, technology, lab-based science

  • District-level Resource Selection Committee
  • Superintendent’s Professional Communication Committee
  • Science Lab instructor, Science Fair Sponsor
  • Completed 150+ hours of Professional Development in GT, Cooperative Learning, Enrichment Mathematics

Related Experience

Professional Development Facilitator (2014-Present)

Virtual Instructor Certificate Program

  • Trainer of educators for developing and facilitating online coursework

Educator Trainer, Curriculum Writer (2002-Present)

Texas Agrilife Extension Service-4-H Junior Master Gardener Program

  • Trainer of educator groups in Junior Master Gardener Program-for national program office at Texas A & M University
  • Contributing author of Level II curriculum, Operation W.A.T.E.R.: Dr. Thistle Goes Underground (2007)
  • Pilot program tester, collaborator

Curriculum Writer, Program Developer (2004-Present)

George Bush Presidential Museum and Library

  • Instructional Designer of Presidential Timeline aligned lessons (National Archives and Presidential Library System joint project)
  • Presidential Library Teacher Institute participant (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)
  • Curriculum development for visiting groups to compliment current exhibits
  • Educational Outreach Programs-developed curriculum and material kit for Presidential History Trunk program for multi-county region use.

Curriculum Designer, Writer (2008)

Scholastic Incorporated

  • Developed curriculum guide for Wackiest White House Pets (Gibbs Davis) for Scholastic Inc. website.


Texas A & M University-2009

Master’s of Education in Educational Technology

Supporting Field - Non Profit Management

The University of Texas @ Austin-1990

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Elementary General 1-8 [Life]
  • Mathematics 1-8 [Life]
  • English as a Second Language
  • Virtual Instructor Certificate Program (VICP)
  • Quality Matters (QM) Rubric
  • QM Higher Ed. Course Reviewer
  • QM K-12 Course Reviewer


  • Air Force Association, Aggieland Chapter, STEM Teacher of the Year
  • Sigma Xi Outstanding Math & Science Teacher Awardee
  • Wal-mart | Sam's Club Regional Teacher of the Year


Donna Bairrington, Principal Greens Prairie Elementary


Shannon Long, CSISD Instructional Technology Coordinator


Jennifer Smith, CSISD Coordinator K-8 Math


Dr. Shirley Hammond, Bush Library and Presidential Museum Director of Education