Karen Bracht North
70 Patti Lynn Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
knorth@cs.rice.edu
http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/knorth/

Professional Experience

Houston I.S.D., Teacher - computer science, technology systems; Campus Educational Technologist
Alief I.S.D., Teacher – mathematics, computer science, web mastering, business
Fort Bend I.S.D., Teacher – mathematics, computer science
Prentice Hall, Consultant – text book presenter
Dr. Mavis Kelsey, Secretary, bookkeeper, programmer
Underwood-Neuhaus Brokerage Firm, Registered executive assistant, statistician

Professional Preparation

Texas Teacher Certificate - Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Basic Business
SBEC Master Teacher Technologist (MTT) Certification
HISD Campus Educational Technologist (CET), Campus Curriculum Integration Technologist (CCIT)
Gifted and Talented Certification - pre-AP math
University of Houston, Master of Education
University of Texas, B.A.- Mathematics
Rice University, NSF TeachScheme Project
Rice University, CRPC GirlTech Workshop
Rice University, Math/Computational Science Workshop

Additional Professional Activities

State Board of Educator Certification - Professional Development Standards Committee
Statewide TEKS/WECM Articulation Committee for Computer Science and Computer Information Systems
International Conference on Math/Science Education:
Using Programming to Teach Algebra
AP College Board contributing writer:
Supporting Girls in Computer Science by Programming with Graphics
The "Write" Tool for Introductory CS Courses
National AP Conference Presenter, Pre-AP Math and Computer Science
Houston A+ Challenge Fondren Reforming Schools Summer Institute Presenter
American Association of University Women, Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Presenter
Texas Computer Education Association, state and region conference presenter
TCEA Computer Science – Special Interest Group, president, vice-president, webmaster
State Technology Application Computer Science TEKS, writer
West Publishing Company, C++ textbook editor
District Educational Improvement Council, site based decision making committee
School committees: SDMC, ProGrad, technology, goals 2000 grant, insurance, calendar
Crisis Prevention Institute, Teacher as Counselor Student Assistance Program
Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Tools for Accountability evaluator
Annenberg Critical Friends Group Leader
Fund for Teachers 2004 Grant winner
Houston A+ Challenge Teacher as a Researcher 2004-6 Grant winner

Community Activities

Technology Ambassadors, Westside Techs and Investment Club sponsor
Leo Lion’s Club Sponsor
Alief Youth Corp Elsik sponsor
Alief Super Neighborhood Council, sponsored by Mayor Brown, City of Houston
Alief Community Association, board of directors, treasurer, webmaster
ACA Co-chair Education Committee, planner educational forums, Mayor’s Brunch
Keep Houston Beautiful commissioner and education committee member
La Leche League, parent educator
Amateur Radio License, KD5EMH

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