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Name:

Dr Barbara Seals

Assiociate Principal

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Contact Info:

Email:

sealsb@hempsteadisd.org

Work Phone:

979-826-2530 (406)

Class Room Number:

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About Me

Educational History:

      PhD, Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction:Walden University.

Dissertation Title: The Role of a Leadership Team in Improving Student Achievement in Reading at an Urban Southern High School

Master of Arts, Counseling: Sam Houston State University.

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies in English & Psychology: University of  Houston.

 

Degrees and Certifications:

SBEC Certified:

Principal: EC-12  

Counselor: EC-12

English: Grades 1-8

Self-Contained: Grades 1-8                                                

Current Position:

Accomplished educator and trainer for 25 years with 10 years of management experience defined in public and corporate education and research.  Career accomplishments include curriculum planning, assessment management, counseling, training, talent management, research, and serving under-represented and minority populations. Following Ph.D. completion, I spent time in Israel becoming familiar with the Arabic and Jewish cultures.

Educational proficiency has been achieved at all grade levels from Early Childhood through post-secondary education, as classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, and dean of instruction. To support the spiritual, intellectual, and physical well-being of the individual, family and community is a high priority. Because of the variety of career roles that I have pursued, my knowledge of organizational systems and its processes are diverse along with my understanding of the culture of families.

Previous Position:

  • 14 % increase in reading STAAR scores with a 23% decrease in discipline referrals.
  • Developed degree plans within Professional Learning Communities that linked college and career-based curriculum and courses in Engineering, Business, and the Arts.
  • Administrator for Counseling Department Center that developed many best practices.
  • Managed Learning Management System in varied roles that supported all stakeholders in instruction, development, and training needs.
  • Grant writer for projects with Collegeboard, Texas Education Agency, and National Center for Urban School Transformation.
  • Opened a large, urban high school with 200 staff members in 2010 using recruitment, talent management, and career development techniques.
  • Directed counseling department of a large, urban, 5A high school with 3,000 students with career & college readiness goals and standards.

Family Information:

I am married with 4 children: Ashley, Alexys, Ayden, and Charli. I have a dog named Chance and my son has a monkey named Abu.

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