Gail Carney
Houston, Texas

I am Gail Carney, a fifth grade computer teacher at Reed Intermediate School in the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas. I have taught school for 15 years off and on while raising six children. They range in age from 10 to 20 years, 5 girls and 1 boy. (Yes, I'm relatively sane and still hanging in there!)

I grew up in the East Texas town of Lufkin and still have family and friends to visit there. I enjoy going back to visit often as it is incredibly laid back compared to the day to day confusion of Houston. I attended Stephen F. Austin State University where I graduated in December, 1973. I was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and really had a great time living in Nacogdoches. After graduation I moved to Houston where I have resided for the past 22 years.

I began my teaching career at R.P. Harris Elementary in the Houston Independent School District and taught 4th grade for 6 years before I had my children. Later I taught Kindergarten and 4th grade at Temple Oaks Baptist School. In 1991, I came to the Aldine Independent School District and have been in the district since.

My time for hobbies is limited, however I love the beach and have sort of forced that activity upon the whole family. We spend a lot of time in Galveston, Texas all year long. I also enjoy road trips and have been known to drive all the way to New York and love every minute of it (even with 6 kids in tow!)

I have recently been involved in a program called GirlTECH where I expanded my knowledge of technology and more specifically, the Internet. You can see a lesson I created called "Let's Take A Trip" that is a very easy lesson for someone who is new to the Internet.

These pages were developed through GirlTECH '96, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center.