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Shirley Gaylynn Prestwood

2618 Heatherknoll
Spring, TX 77373
spce183e@westpost.net
713-410-4373
After twenty-eight years as dedicated educator, I am happy to say
that it is time to move on to new opportunities and challenges. My
past experiences have allowed me to develop strong skills in time
management, organization, problem solving, and customer service. I
can be described as knowledgeable, reliable, action oriented and
computer savvy.

Work Experience
CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
Durham ES, Houston Independent School District July 2007-December
2009

* Collaborate with Professional Learning Communities in grades PK-5


on lesson design and curriculum implementation.
* Analyze testing data and make instructional recommendations based
on data
* Monitor the progress of Special Populations and maintain all
at-risk, Title I, LEP and discipline data bases and documentation
* Oversee procurement and budget allocations utilizing SAP and
PeopleSoft
* Manage various district and school programs i.e. LPAC, Aspire,
Intervention Assistance Team, and after-school detention
* Create the school's master schedule and calendarCreated the
handbooks for both the faculty and parents
Coordinate and direct parent meetings designed to meet their needs
and
concerns

FULL-TIME TEACHER MENTOR


Professional Development Services, Houston Independent School
District
July 2006 to July 2007
* Mentored first year teachers in grades 2-5 at seven elementary
schools. Coached them through data analysis, lesson design and
delivery, grade level curriculum and interpersonal relationships with
colleagues, parents and students
* Presented over 90 demonstration lessons modeling instructional
strategies in all curriculum areas in grades 2-5
* Developed and presented workshops in math, science, and writing
* Presented workshop on Marzano instructional strategies
TEACHER
Durham Elementary, Houston Independent School District
August 1993 to July 2006
Burbank Elementary, Houston Independent School District
August 1981 to May 1993
* Science Lab Teacher/ HU-LINC Lead Science Teacher (2002-2005)-
Grades PK-5 Responsible for coordinating science instruction in
grades PK-5 and planning weekly with each grade level
* Science Fair Coordinator
* Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher (1993-2002) - Worked with GT and ESL.
* Title I Coordinator/Contact- responsible for all related record
keeping and student data analysis
* Presented Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline
Workshop with Dr. Jerome Freiberg at the University of Houston
* Education History
B.S EDUCATION
University of Houston in Houston, Texas

M.S. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION


University of Houston in Houston, Texas
* Qualifications
COMMUNICATION
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Write and edit reports and plans
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Produce brochures, flyers and manuals
*
Speak in a clear and effective manner

LEADERSHIP
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Coach and mentor staff members
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Provide clear and concise feedback
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Adapt to a changing environment
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Resolve conflicts rationally and fairly

INTERPERSONAL
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Patient and approachable
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Understand the value of active listening
* References
Linda McKenzie
Manager Leadership Development
PDS, Houston ISD (retired)
713-826-0530
Linda57retirment@yahoo.com
Melanie Evans-Smith
Director New Teacher Induction, ACP
and Mentor Program , Houston ISD
713-696-0600
mevanssm@houstonisd.org
Sandra Upshaw
Lead Math Teacher
Durham Elementary, Houston ISD
713-417-1797
supshaw@houstonisd.org
Cynthia Branch
Diagnostician
Houston ISD
713-686-0459
cbranch@houstonisd.org