Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Science degree in curriculum, instruction and technology. She is certified to teach grades 1-8 in both Texas and Louisiana. She is also licensed to lead schools, though the classroom is where her heart remains. While she has taught language arts, social studies, science and math, her specialty is elementary math.
Throughout her career, Michelle has served in a variety of capacities. She has propelled students to new heights as a classroom teacher and has mentored new educators as a lead teacher and TAP mentor teacher and TAP master teacher. She’s also spearheaded the direction of instructional strategies at her schools as an instructional coach and department chair.
Bradford Harris holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Radio and Television and a Masters of Science Degree in Education Media Design Technology. He began his teaching career as a core content teacher. After 8 years of serving as a classroom teacher, Mr. Harris was selected to serve as a Instructional Technology Specialist.
Sonjia Pelton-Sam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections with a minor in Theater Arts from the University of Houston- Downtown. Mrs. Sam uses her enthusiasm and life experiences to teach adults and students life skills by implementing teamwork and team-building activities in and outside of the classroom. Through her enthusiasm and positive mindset she creatively helps people to transform from inside out.
LaTonya Hamilton holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work and a Masters of Science Degree in Education. She began her teaching career as a middle school English Language Arts teacher at M.C. Williams Middle School. After serving a a classroom teacher for 5 years she transitioned to the position as a school counselor at an elementary school school in the Houston area.
In addition to her counseling duties Ms. Hamilton has served as the Response to Intervention Chairperson, Testing Coordinator, and Intervention Assistance Team Leader.
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