Melissa Soileau

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Teacher

Morton Ranch Junior High
Aug 2011 - Present

Teacher

Morton Ranch Junior High

2011/2012 I taught 6th Grade World Cultures

2012/2013 & 2013/2014 I taught 8th Grade American History

I have served on the morale committee.

I have facilitated Super PLC's (social studies staff developement with other junior highs in the district).

Aug 2011 - Present

Teacher

Morton Ranch Junior High

2011/2012 I taught 6th Grade World Cultures

2012/2013 & 2013/2014 I taught 8th Grade American History

I have served on the morale committee.

I have facilitated Super PLC's (social studies staff developement with other junior highs in the district).

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Teacher

Calallen Middle School

7th grade Texas History teacher

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010

Substitute Teacher

Lamar CISD

My husband and I moved to Richmond in July 2009.  I substitute taught  in 2009/2010 for Lamar Consolidated ISD until January in order to become acclimated with the area.  I am took the rest of the year off to be a mother for the first time (my daughter was born January 16, 2010.)  I am very eager to get back into the classroom!

Aug 2007 - Jun 2009

Teacher & Coach

Calallen Middle School

Teaching

In the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 school years I worked for Calallen Middle School.  I was hired to implement the Grand Central Station program into our school.  I taught the reading, writing, and social studies/history component of Grand Central Station for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Grand Central Station (GCS) is a general education support program for struggling learners and at-risk students designed with three levels of intensity of intervention.  GCS falls into the second tier of intervention in the RTI pyramid.

At Calallen we have had a tremendous amount of success and positive feedback from parents, students, and other teachers about the program.  Our first year (2007/2008) we started with students that were failing 3 or more classes.  As a group they had a collective failure rate of 48%, and at the end of the school year that percentage had dropped to 18%.  After 2 years, my GCS students are currently sitting at a collective failure rate of 9%.

I focused primarily on differentiated instruction that addressed all the modalities of learning for all students.  In my classroom, we did lots of projects, played games that engaged the students in the material, and worked with manipulatives that I made and customized to address individual learning styles and needs.

Coaching

I was the head softball coach at Calallen High School in the 2008/2009 school year.  As a first year coach, my district record was 10 and 4.  We advanced to the playoffs (the first time in 3 years for this team) and run ruled our first opponent 10 to 0 in 5 innings, but lost to Medina Valley in 3 games in the Area series.  I was also named Co Coach of the Year for my district.

Sep 2006 - May 2007

Teacher's Aide

Calallen East Primary

While completing my certification in the 2006/2007 school year, I worked at East Primary as a teacher's aide in the reading lab.  I assisted the reading specialists with implementation of lesson plans and testing.  I worked one on one and in small groups with students K-3 that were identified as at-risk readers. 

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - Aug 2006

Bachelor of Arts

Louisiana State University
Aug 2002 - May 2004

Associate of Arts

http://www.alvincollege.edu

I attended Alvin Community College for two years on a softball scholarship.  While there I maintained a 3.40 grade point average.

Certifications

  • Generalist 4-8
  • Special Education EC-12
  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI)

References

References

Angie Moore

Christina Crouse