The Elementary Curriculum Corner

1st Edition, 2018-19, CSI Goal Area 1, 2, 3

Think of Me as Your Coach...

Instructional Coach... Dance Coach...

I Do, We Do, You Do

Getting To Know Mrs. Hime


This is my eighth year as a Clinton Red Tornado, and my 26th year to work in public education. Over the course of my career I have worked in seven school districts, moving when my husband moved up in his career, and me taking whatever position was available. I have taught Pre-K, High School, and everything in between. I have been a Reading Coach, Cheerleading Coach, Gifted & Talented teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Assistant Principal, EL Director, GT Director, and Curriculum Director. I have also been a Teacher of the Year. I hold certificates in Early Childhood, Elementary, History, and Elementary Principal in both Oklahoma and Texas. My favorite subject to teach is Reading (all five components) and I love old fashion centers.

Getting a Little Personal

I have been married to my amazing husband for 33 years. We have three children: Erika, Bailey, and Brock. Erika is an attorney and is married to Nick who is a Corporate Executive. They have our youngest little grand, Walker, and reside in Austin, Texas. Bailey is a stay-at-home mom. She is married to Brady who is an Insurance Agent and Rancher. They have two little boys, Jason and Cale, and live on 4,000 acres in Big Bend, Oklahoma. Our son Brock is a Cross Country and Track Coach, as well as an adjunct professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He is married to Regan who attends Oklahoma University School of Medicine, they live in Alva. We have one dog Maverick and are raising our granddog, Pre. One of my all-time favorite movies is...Dirty Dancing.

I am really looking forward to working with you this year! Teaching is a challenging position, let's work together to do the best we can for the students of Clinton.

Academic Vocabulary Tier I, Tier II, Tier III

The following is a short excerpt from my latest blog post about Academic Vocabulary:

Academic Vocabulary is important in all subjects, in all grade levels, and to all students. Using common academic vocabulary across grade levels not only benefits EL students, but benefits ALL students.
Expanding student's vocabulary is one of our top priorities at Clinton Public Schools.

Click on The Elementary Teacher blog link below to read the full post. There is an opportunity at the end to enter a drawing!

How Can I help?

I have listed a few areas that I can help you with, but really the list is endless:

  • Lesson plans
  • Strategies
  • Setting up centers
  • Whole group
  • Looking at data together to plan next steps
  • Modeling
  • Co-teaching
  • Support
  • Word Walls

Let me know if you would like to meet, discuss, collaborate etc.

You can Book Me!

Questions, Concerns, Assistance, Collaboration

Steph Hime

Director of Elementary Curriculum, English Learners, Gifted & Talented