Ridgecrest Elementary

Adaptive Behavior

Welcome to Ms. McCreary's Class!

Howdy!


My name is Katie McCreary and I have the incredible opportunity to be the new Adaptive Behavior teacher for Ridgecrest Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year!


As the new school year is quickly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I grew up in College Station, TX and attended Texas A&M University to receive my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Special Education in May of 2014. I completed my student teaching in an elementary Adaptive Behavior unit in College Station ISD, but have had experience with general education, resource, and PPCD settings as well. I am currently certified to teach Special Education EC-12, ESL EC-6 and General Education EC-6.


While at Texas A&M University, I served as Community Service Officer and President of A&M's student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. I also worked at Aggieland Fitness Dome as a manager and Group Fitness instructor. Needless to say, I find joy in working out and eating healthy. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, often watching movies or playing games. I also love baking, so expect the occasional sweet treat!


I am excited to begin my teaching career with Spring Branch Independent School District at Ridgecrest Elementary, share the knowledge I have gained and to learn more from each team member of Ridgecrest! I look forward to meeting and working with all of you soon!


Please read below to find out more about my goals as the new Adaptive Behavior teacher, my personal goals as a first year teacher in addition to my contact information.

My Goals for the Upcoming School Year

  • establish rapport and develop a strong, positive relationship with both students and staff members
  • help students find their desire and passion to learn
  • teach skill sets to students to help them generalize pro-social behaviors to multiple settings
  • collaborate with General Education and Special Education teachers to close the gap in academic achievement; especially as students in AB transition to the general education classroom
  • reflect on my experiences as a first year teacher and grow from them rather than be reactive

"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody." -Kid President