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5th/6th Read 180 & Dyslexia Intervention Teacher



It is my privilege to be here at Gilbert Intermediate School for year number 4! We are excited for the adventures that await us this school year! I am super excited to be providing a new dyslexia intervention program for our students!  In addition, I moved from RTI to Read 180, which is a reading program for students not on grade level reading.  This program has awesome opportunities for students to learn to be better readers!!!
 
This year will be my 18th year of teaching. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Education degree from Lamar University.

I have a beautiful family that is my world!  My husband, Brent Chambers, and I have 5 children between us: my son, Garrett Spence and his wife, Melanie; my son, Ty Spence and his wife, Macy; daughter Mayci Johnston and her husband Cody; daughter Hillari Keesee and her husband, Karlton, and son, Lane Chambers and fiance, Brittany Miller.  I am also proud that both of my sons, Garrett and Ty, graduated from Tarleton State University. Go TEXANS!   I am affectionately known as "Lili" by 9 grandchildren!  I love my family!!!!

Teaching is my passion! There is no greater joy than witnessing a child make progress and learn something new every day. Not many people can wake up every day and go to work at a job they love. I love what I do and am looking forward to being a part of your child's educational journey!
 

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School Dress Code

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

  • No abbreviated clothing that reveals the midriff area, chest (i.e. low cut blouses that reveal cleavage), back (i.e., backless tops and dresses), sides, or thighs. 
  • No fishnet Clothing. 
  • No holes will be allowed above the fingertips. Unhemmed clothing is allowable, as long as no loose strings extend over 0.25 inch below the intact fabric.
  • Transparent or sheer clothing can only be worn over existing clothing that meets dress code regulation (i.e. garments under transparent clothing must be two inches on the shoulders, shorts must be fingertip length).
  • Shirts shall be buttoned appropriately, and belts shall be buckled.  Boys’ shirts shall have sleeves.
  • Shoulder straps on female apparel must be at least 2.0 inches wide for one garment and must cover undergarment straps.
  • No clothing should be worn so as to reveal underclothing of any type.
  • Hair shall be clean and well-groomed at all times.  Only natural hair colors are allowed. Boys’ hair shall be out of the eyes, no lower than the bottom of the earlobe on the sides, and no lower than the base of the neck in the back.  Building administration retains the privilege to determine appropriate hairstyles (i.e., fads).  For example, boys shall not wear ponytails, mohawks, or shaven geometric designs. Notwithstanding, “out of the eyes” is determined by where the hair naturally falls when unobstructed by any factor, such as hair gel, sweatbands, and hats.

Students shall be clean-shaven at all times. Mustaches, goatees, long sideburns, or beards are not permitted. Sideburns must be above the bottom of the earlobe and cannot exceed 1 inch wide.

  • Skirt length or split skirt length shall be determined by what is appropriate for sitting and standing. A general rule will be that a skirt must be longer than the tips of the fingers with the arms extended to side (fingertip rule). Exceptions to this rule occur for the dress modes of extracurricular activities that traditionally have uniforms that are shorter than the fingertip rule.
  • Shorts must meet the fingertip rule when standing or sitting. A general rule will be that shorts must be longer than the tips of the fingers with the arms extended to side (fingertip rule). Tights worn in place of appropriate shorts or trousers are permitted with an appropriate top.
  • Prohibited are pictures, emblems, clothing, or writing on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene; depict the occult; promote violence; represent gang membership; advertise tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, bars/liquor stores, or any other substance prohibited under school policy; or exhibit innuendo to any of the above areas (i.e., “Hooters apparel, bandanas).
  • Pajamas or any clothing designed for sleep is not allowed.
  • Students will not be permitted to go barefoot. House shoes, slippers, and shoes with wheels on the bottom will not be permitted.
  • Hats, caps, scarves, or any head covering shall not be worn in the building.  No gloves are allowed.
  • Boys shall not wear ear jewelry or items in the ear, including any type of spacer.
  • Tongue, nose, eyebrow (facial jewelry), grills, and navel rings or studs (including any spacer) are not permitted by any student on school campus or during related are not permitted by any student on school campus or during school- related activities. Girls may not wear more than 2 earrings in one ear.
  • Tinted glasses are not to be worn in school unless medically prescribed for sensitive eyes.
  • Students who engage in elective extracurricular activities such as chorus, band, athletics, etc, shall comply with the requirements as to dress and grooming as required by the directions of such activities.
  • No exposed tattoos.
  • Pants such as “oversized flairs” will not be allowed.  Shorts and pants must be worn at the waist.  Bagging and sagging are prohibited.
  • No exposed chains will be allowed.

We take pride in Stephenville ISD and its traditions. One of the most important ways of doing this is for each one of us to reflect careful and consistent personal habits and appearance each day. We seek to avoid the fads that are not in keeping with good grooming. In addition, hairstyles and certain manners of dress that might present a danger to the student’s health and safety, cause an interference with school work, or create a classroom or school disruption, will not be tolerated. The dress code is in effect at all school events and at any time students are on school property. The building administration determines if a student’s dress violates the dress code and/or could create a disruption to the normal routine of school.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

 

MY DAILY SCHEDULE


1st period- 7:50-8:49   5th GRADE R180


2nd period- 8:53-9:43  5th GRADE R180


3rd period- 9:47-10:37  5th GRADE R180


4th period- 10:41-11:31  CONFERENCE


5th period- 11:34-12:34  6th GRADE R180


6th period- 12:37-1:37 (Lunch)


7th period- 1:41-2:31  DIPS Program


8th period- 2:35-3:25  DIPS Program

 

 

 

SISD Dyslexia Intervention Program (DIP)

The Dyslexia Intervention Program (DIP), written by ESC Region 4, is a multi-sensory curriculum based on Orton-Gillingham and other sources including Scottish Rite Dyslexia Programs and Neuhaus.  It teaches phonics and the structure of the English language through reading, writing, spelling, and verbal and written expression in all 146 lessons.

As a comprehensive language arts program, DIP is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and can be taught to individuals, small groups, or in the classroom. Lesson components include alphabet activities, review of the reading deck, review of the spelling deck, new concept, reading practice, handwriting, spelling, review of previously learned skills, listening and verbal expression (including phonological awareness), reading comprehension, writing activities, and study skills. 

This program contains all the Critical, Evidence-Based Components of Dyslexia Instruction listed in The Dyslexia Handbook-Revised 2014 and addresses Texas state law requirements for students with dyslexia.

Gilbert Intermediate School Teacher of the Year-2015-16
Stephenville ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year 2015-16
Region 11 Texas Teacher of the Year Candidate