Welcome OIS Wildcats.  I am so excited to be teaching  5th grade science and social studies this year. 
I was on staff when Oakcrest open back in 2015.  Before OIS, I taught  5th grade science at Northpointe Intermediate.   Science is full of discovery about our world. Our 5th grade science program is full of hands on investigations and student led discovery.  We have our first science STAAR assessment in May this year so academic vocabulary and test taking strategies will be a focus this year as well.  5th grade Social Studies is dedicated to American History.  It is always so much fun learning about the history of our great country. 
Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I grew up in a small south Texas town as the youngest girl of 11 children. I earned a BA from
Texas A & M University, in College Station.  My husband and I have four children who were educated in wonderful TISD.    I am passionate about fitness and work part time at our local Y teaching group exericise classes.  Each year, I have at least one parent, who is my student at the Y.  : ) 
My mission for my students is to leave OIS with a deeper knowledge of Science and pride in our great nation.   I want your child to have a blast learning  Science  and Social Studies while growing in confidence and character.  I hope your student knows how awesome he/she is and that it is a joy and honor to have the opportunity to be a part of their road to excellence!