Sarah Elizabeth Dotson

SarahED0124@aol.com

Contact Information:

Sarah E. Dotson

105 Haby Drive

Whitehouse, Texas 75791

(903) 692-3386

SarahED0124@aol.com

Resume:

Purpose:

The education of children and preparing them for the future has been a life long career goal. For many years I have had the pleasure of being a part of a dynamic education team in a “children are first” environment. My education and classroom experience has provided me the understanding and necessary skills to be a quality team member in an exciting and growing education environment where children’s success holds utmost importance. As time progressed and experiences became available, I have also grown a love for helping other teachers create the same atmosphere I have always believed in. Along with being a part of a successful environment for children, I have also set goals that will allow for opportunities to advise teachers and administrators of the importance of the proper curriculum and learning standards that will promote the success of all students now and in the near future.

Work Experience:

Whitehouse Independent School District: August 2014-Present

*Stanton-Smith Elementary 5

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grade ELA Teacher

As a fifth grade ELA teacher, my duties include teaching in a departmentalized atmosphere that consists of an average of ninety plus students whom rotate daily. As a teacher, my requirements include teaching English and language arts curriculum that correlates with the fifth grade state mandated TEKS. Other duties include implementing project based learning styles that align with other 5

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grade core subjects. Other responsibilities include determining those students with learning disabilities, gifted students, dyslexic signs, and/or special education and make appropriate accommodations. All of which require appropriate lesson planning and preparation to meet all needs and learning styles. Other duties include assisting in the preparation of students successfully performing on the state mandated STAAR test. This includes tutoring struggling students in the area of reading.

Laneville Independent School District: January 2011-May 2014

*Laneville Elementary 4

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Grade Teacher/3

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Grade ELA Teacher/Elementary Lead Teacher

As a third and fourth grade teacher, my duties include all academic areas on a daily basis. My classroom consists of an average of fifteen students. As a teacher, my requirements include reading, writing, language arts, math, spelling, health, tech applications, science, and social studies curriculum. My duties include preparing my students to successfully perform at the exemplary level on the state mandated STAAR test. I am also responsible for determining those students with learning disabilities, gifted students, dyslexic signs, and/or special education and make appropriate accommodations. All of which require appropriate lesson planning and preparation to meet all needs and learning styles. As lead teacher, my duties include assisting five other teachers in promoting successful learning environments for their students. I assist principal in extra duties assigned and relay all information needed to each teacher. Other duties include UIL coordinator and Gifted and Talented coordinator, which led to the development of a Gifted and Talented Summer camp.

*Laneville Elementary Head Start/Pre K Teacher: January 2011-May 2012

As a preschool teacher, my duties include teaching all academic subjects on a daily basis. My classroom consists of twenty plus children ranging from three years old to five years old. As a teacher, my responsibilities include preparing reading, writing, math, language, science, and social studies activities that correlate with the Pre K guidelines mandated by the state of Texas. Not only are these skills presented but health, safety, and developmental milestone activities are implemented as well. Other responsibilities include providing immediate and accurate documentation of these skills through computer generated programs such as Child Plus, Gold Assessments, and Teaching Strategies.

Beckville Independent School District: August 2009-September 2011

*Beckville Sunset Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher

As a fourth grade teacher, my duties include teaching in a departmentalized atmosphere that consists of three academic core subjects on a daily basis. My classroom consists of eighteen plus students rotating throughout the day. As a teacher, my requirements include being a reading, writing, and language arts teacher. This included preparing my students to successfully perform at the exemplary level on the state mandated TAKS test. Duties include teaching guided reading, shared reading, whole group, grammar, spelling, and writer’s workshop. Other responsibilities include determining those students with learning disabilities, gifted students, dyslexic signs, and/or special education and make the appropriate accommodations. All of which require appropriate lesson planning and preparation to meet all needs and learning styles.

Henderson Independent School District: August 2006-May 2009

*Montgomery Elementary Second Grade Teacher

As a second grade teacher my duties include all academic subjects on a daily basis. My classroom consists of 20 plus students yearly. As a teacher, my requirements include preparing my students to successfully proceed to the next grade level. Duties include teaching guided reading, shared reading lessons, math preparation, science and social studies, as well as language arts and spelling. Other responsibilities include determining those students who struggle with learning disabilities, gifted students, possible dyslexic signs, and/or special education. All of which require appropriate lesson planning preparation to meet all the needs of all different learning styles.


Awards and Recognitions:

Academic All-State: May 1999

President’s List-Stephen F. Austin State University

Dean’s List- Stephen F. Austin State University

Summa Cum Laude- Stephen F. Austin State University: December 2006

Henderson’s Best Teacher-Henderson Daily News: 2009

Education Author Grant Creator/Recipient-Beckville, Texas: 2011

Staff Training Experience:

Writing Training for Elementary Staff-Laneville ISD: 2012

Lesson Plan Training for All Staff-Laneville ISD: 2012

Lead Teacher-Laneville ISD

Mentoring Minds Training for All Staff-Laneville ISD

Writing Training for Elementary Staff-Laneville ISD: 2013

UIL Coordinator-Laneville ISD: 2012-2013

Gifted and Talented Camp Coordinator/Director-Laneville ISD: June 2013


Cheerleading Experience:


8th grade-Henderson Middle School, Henderson, Texas

9th grade-Henderson High School, Henderson, Texas

11th and 12th grade-Granbury High School, Granbury, Texas

1999-2000-Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas​

*Attended UCA Nationals, Daytona Beach, Florida

2000-2001-Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas


Coaching Experience:


2000-2003 Gym Jammin’ All Stars Cheerleading Coach/Gymnastics Coach

*Attended Cheer Power Competitions/Nationals

2004-2005 Private Coach

2007-2009 Henderson High School Varsity Cheer Coach, Henderson, Texas


Judging Experience:


2000 Peaster High School Cheerleading Tryout Judge

2008, 2009 Spring Hill Cheerleading Tryout Judge


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City:

2007 Cheer Parade Staff

2008 Cheer Parade Staff

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel."-Carol Buchner

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Biography

My name is Sarah Elizabeth Dotson. I have taught for eleven years. Three years were spent teaching second grade in Henderson, Texas, I taught fourth grade in Beckville, Texas for three years, three years at Laneville, and I currently teach in Whitehouse ISD. During the last two years that I spent at Laneville, I oversaw the elementary staff serving as lead teacher. I also coordinated UIL events as well as their Gifted and Talented program.

I began teaching at a very young age and also have an extensive background in cheerleading and coaching. I cheered for eight years and spent five years coaching gymnastics and cheerleading. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 2006. Two very honorable accomplishments I hold are graduating at the top of my class at S.F.A. and being voted “Henderson’s Best Teacher” in 2009. I am a mom to a 12 year old little girl named Addy. We enjoy the outdoors and spending our free time on the lake during the summer.

REFERENCES

Dr. Brian Nichols

Superintendent-Laneville ISD

7415 FM 1798

Laneville, Texas 75667

(903) 863-5353

nicholsb@lanevilleisd.org


Pam Smith

Teacher-Carlisle ISD

P.O. Box 187

Price, Texas 75687

(903) 861-3801

smithp@carl.sprnet.org



Ronald Tidwell

Former Superintendent-Laneville ISD

7415 FM 1798 West

Laneville, Texas 75667

(903) 863-5353