Castleberry ISD Technology Department Ready to Meet 2014-2015 School Year  
  The Castleberry ISD Technology Department is excited to begin this new school year, and its growth reflects the expanding technology needs of our students. The Department has added some new technology coaches to support the continuing focus on infusing technology into the CISD curriculum

Kelli KelsoeThis school year, Kelli Kelsoe, has a new role as Director of Instructional Technology. She will be entering her 31st year in education. She taught 8th grade math and coached girls athletics in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, and in 1992 began teaching 8th grade math at Castleberry ISD. In 2000, Ms. Kelsoe moved into the Technology Department as an Instructional Technologist for all secondary campuses and has been working as the Secondary Instructional Technologist for the past 14 years.

As an Instructional Technologist, she trained teachers on how to infuse technology into their curriculum, worked on a committee to help design our district webpage, helped write several grants for our district to add technology to our campuses, and has assisted in writing and updating the Tech Plan for our district.

Starting this year, Ms. Kelsoe will be the Director of Instructional Technology. In this new role, she will mentor the Technology Coaches, guide planning of technology professional development for teachers, and insure that the one-to-one project with student computers is utilized to its full potential. She will also continue to be involved with grant writing, infused technology lessons, and updating the Tech Plan.

Jessica BatchkoJessica Batchko, the new Elementary Technology Coach spent 3 years teaching 5th grade math and science at A.V. Cato Elementary. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and holds a Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Education. She grew up in Austin but now calls Fort Worth home.

This will be Ms. Batchko’s first year as the Elementary Technology Coach. When asked about her new position, she said “it is my personal mission to make learning engaging through inquiry and integration of technology. I am passionate about education being sculpted to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners and how technology can be the tool we use to gain student success in learning. Acquiring the position of Elementary Instructional Technologist allows me to share with my peers how interactive multimedia and digital devices are an asset in the learning process that can aid each child’s learning journey.”

The new Secondary Technology Coach, Stephanie Martinez, says "My philosophical belief on education, and true passion in life, is that technology holds the key to making our lifelong learners a success." She holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University and a current principal’s certificate. She has a bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary studies with her initial certification and teaching experience in K-5 elementary education.

Stephanie MartinezMrs. Martinez has secondary teaching certificates in business, technology applications, and ESL with over 15 years in education, 13 of those at Castleberry High School teaching Technology Application and Career and Technology Education courses. She is also a 1993 Castleberry graduate and lives in the River Oaks community.

It is evident the CISD Technology Department has years of education and experience on hand to support its teachers, staff, and especially its students, on the quest to excel in technology.
 
     
  Change in STAAR Mathematics Requirements for Grades 5 and 8  
  Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, sent a press release on Friday, August 22, 2014 announcing a change in the Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirement for STAAR testing for 5th and 8th grade students in mathematics.

For a full report of these changes for the 2014-2015 school year, please click here to go to the Texas Education Agency News for the complete press release.
 
     
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News & Events

Castleberry ISD Holds Annual Convocation for 2014-2015 School Year
Posted on 08/29/2014
Superintendent Gary S. Jones welcomed the Board of Education members, faculty, and staff on Tuesday morning, August 19th, to the 2014-2015 school year.  READ MORE...
Welcome Back from Superintendent Gary S. Jones
Posted on 08/22/2014
As Superintendent of Schools, I want to extend a welcome for the 2014-2015 school year.   READ MORE...
2014-2015 Castleberry ISD Registration Information
Posted on 08/08/2014
Online registration ends at midnight on Friday, August 1, 2014 at midnight. On site registration dates and times are below.  READ MORE...
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