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Kayla Shirley

Summary

Passionate Literacy Interventionist with 18 years of supporting academic goal achievement. Evaluates student literacy needs and implements individualized lesson plans. Well-versed in student needs assessment and Dyslexia and Reading Intervention.

Overview

18
18
years of professional experience

Work History

Literacy Specialist

Lufkin ISD
2019.09 - Current
  • Created and implemented Spelling Curriculum based on Science of Reading to align with TEKs and curriculum calendar.
  • Campus Reading Academy Facilitator
  • Created and Tracked student testing data for accountability to inform instructional decisions, continuously monitoring student growth toward grade-level benchmarks.
  • Facilitated intervention schedule and groups, collaborated with teachers, created intervention lesson plans and tracked data for House Bill 4545.
  • Facilitated and tracked student intervention progress and hours for HB 4545.
  • Facilitated all 504 meetings for students in Dyslexia. This included working with teachers and parents to schedule meetings, collaborating with our assistant principal to input data into ESPED and communicating with our curriculum coach the decisions made for FIIE's for dyslexia students that fall under HB 3928 changes.
  • Helped implement the testing process under House Bill 3928 for students with Dyslexia being served under 504 and being a part of Initial ARDS.
  • Implemented the Neuhaus Basic Language Skills program curriculum for Dyslexia students and tracked progress through mastery checks and communicated weekly with parents.

Elementary ELAR Teacher

Lufkin ISD
2016.08 - 2019.05
  • Served on the 3rd grade curriculum planning team
  • A part of the pilot group implementing Neuhaus DMS in the classroom following specific DMS reading lessons and creating DMS lessons using curriculum textbooks.
  • Promoted inclusivity and diversity within the classroom by tailoring lesson content to accommodate various learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Improved reading proficiency levels by consistently monitoring progress using data-driven assessments and targeted interventions.
  • Developed individualized learning plans to address students'' unique needs, resulting in improved academic performance.

Elementary School Teacher

Nacogdoches Independent School District
2013.09 - 2016.05
  • Served as Lead Teacher for the 2nd grade team.
  • Created DRA reading assessment books/binders for ELAR reading teachers.
  • Served as the Talent Show Coordinator
  • Trained in Neuhaus Reading Readiness, Learning Enrichment and Daily Metacognitive Skills.
  • Served as a mentor teacher for students going through the teacher certification program at SFA


Primary School Teacher

Lufkin ISD
2006.08 - 2013.05
  • Increased skills in fluency and decoding using guided reading groups and tracking progress using fluency checks.
  • Increased student comprehension by incorporating diverse teaching methods and materials to accommodate different learning styles.
  • Served on the 1st grade curriculum writing team for ELAR.
  • Trained in Balanced Literacy and Reader's Workshop.
  • Developed strong relationships with parents, guardians, and colleagues through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Improved classroom management by setting clear expectations for behavior and implementing district classroom management curriculum.
  • Served on the Campus Atmosphere committee to help promote a positive work environment.
  • Provided individualized support to struggling students through targeted interventions, resulting in improved academic performance.

Education

Dyslexia Therapy And Reading Intervention

Neuhaus Education Center

Bachelor of Arts - Human Development And Family Studies

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
05.2006

Skills

  • Early Childhood Literacy
  • Instructional planning
  • Elementary Literacy
  • Data-Driven Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Reading instruction

Accomplishments

    Lufkin Independent School District:

    Newcomer Of the Year- Anderson Elementary 2017

    Teacher of the Year- Brookhollow Elementary 2021


    Junior League of Lufkin:

    Executive Vice President- 2020-2021

    Executive Vice President- 2021-2023

    Rookie of the Year- 2013

    Volunteer of the Year- 2023


Timeline

Literacy Specialist

Lufkin ISD
2019.09 - Current

Elementary ELAR Teacher

Lufkin ISD
2016.08 - 2019.05

Elementary School Teacher

Nacogdoches Independent School District
2013.09 - 2016.05

Primary School Teacher

Lufkin ISD
2006.08 - 2013.05

Dyslexia Therapy And Reading Intervention

Neuhaus Education Center

Bachelor of Arts - Human Development And Family Studies

Texas Tech University
Kayla Shirley