Degrees and Certifications:
M. Ed -Instructional Design and Technology West Texas A&M University BS Management Stephen F Austin State University Google Educator 1 Google Educator 2 EC-12 Technology Applications Certificate - TX
Mrs. Sara Reed
My name is Sara Reed and this will be my 15th year as the Technology Applications teacher at McAnally. With the increased technology presence in our school and district, I am super excited about the upcoming school year and all the innovative and collaborative opportunities that will be at the finger tips of our students. This year's sixth graders who have signed up for the MACs rotation will come to me every day for 2 six weeks where we will learn touch typing and work independently and collaboratively on engaging real-world projects that utilize the GSuite platform and a variety of Web 2.0 tools found on the Internet.
Technology Applications - 6th Grade
Conference Period: 2:55-4:00
A little bit about me -
I am a graduate of Stephen F Austin State University where I received my BA in Management with a minor in Office Administration and just recently completed my graduate course work in Instructional Design and Technology from West Texas A&M. During high school and college I worked at Six Flags Over Texas in the Games department and after graduation worked as the database specialist for their Retail department.
A short time later, I moved to Houston, Texas where I worked for Pappas Restaurants who own Pappasitos and Pappadeaux as a trainer in their IT department. While living in Houston, I met and married my husband, Robby and shortly after our wedding, we were transferred to Temple, TX.
While in Temple, I worked in the technology department at Scott and White Hospital as a IT Help Desk Specialist and a Security Analyst. After the birth of our two children, Christopher and Haylee and a move back to the Metroplex, I joined the IT department in Birdville ISD working as a Help Desk Supervisor and Trainer. It took me 6 more years, before I finally realized that my true calling was to be a teacher and I have been teaching every since.
I can't believe it took me so long to find my true calling but I am here now and LOVING every minute of it!! I love finding new ways to use technology and share that love with my students. It is my goal during 6th grade for my students to develop their keyboarding skills and help prepare them to be 21st century learners as they continue their middle and high school careers.
I am looking forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year! If you have any questions during the year, please do not hesitate to email me - I look forward to meeting you soon.