Welcome to the homepage of Ruby Prince


  1. My Biography
  2. Professional Development Activities
  3. Training Conducted
  4. My Favorite Sites
  5. My Lessons

    My name is Ruby Prince. I am a native of E. St. Louis, Illinois. I attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree, in 1972.

    My first contract assignment was at Dunbar Elementary, the elementary school which I had attended. At Dunbar, I had the experience of being one of the founding teacher's of the Follow Through Program. The Distar Reading, Math and Language Arts programs were the intensive materials used to increase the skills of our inner-city students. This was one of the initial steps used in Federal One Programs now known as Chapter One.

    Only my marriage would persuade me to uproot. In 1978, I married Byron Prince and relocated to Houston, Texas. I was hired as a fourth grade teacher, which I considered a growing experience, at S. C. Red Elementary. I have taught at Red Elementary School for twenty years.

    In the computer lab, I teach grades kindergarten through fifth. I provide experiences in keyboarding, computer literacy and place special emphasis on the math TAAS objectives. As teacher technologist I am computer trouble shooter for the school. I provide computer training to teachers, coordinate the school's software library, and provide valuable input on hardware and software purchases.

    I have been instructional coordinator for seven years. This has been a privilege and a learning experience. It has allowed me an opportunity to look at the administrative side of education and remain in the classroom; I have the best of two worlds. In this role I serve as morning monitor in cafeteria and hall, displinarian and teacher in charge in the absence of our principal.

    This is my third year as SASI Coordinator. I coordinate special education, attendance, ESL/Bilingual and PEIMS reports. I am responsible for report cards, uploads, downloads, student and teacher data. This job is a daily learning experience but I find it quite rewarding.

    My goal has been to improve student test scores, provide an up-to-date learning environment and encourage students to always do their best job. To meet these goals I have completed over 900 update hours. Most of these hours have been in technology, mathematics, science, writing, classroom management and character education. I have also written and received eight grants and proposals to provide additional software and hardware devices that the district could not provide to improve my students'learning environment.

    Professional Development & Activities

    • Bachelor of Science Elementary Education
    • Texas Teacher Certification
    • Computer Literacy Certification K- 9th Grade
    • GESA Facilitator Certification
    • 84 graduate hours - Education
    • Over 900 inservice hours - Technology and Mathematics
    • Professional Association Membership Houston Federation of Teachers - Building Steward -15 years
    • Houston Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • H.I.S.D. Computer Using Educators Group
    • H.A.S.B.E
    • 50 Inservice hours yearly - technology, mathematics and science
    • Outstanding Young Educator Red Elem. - 1980
    • Career Ladder III -1989
    • Teacher of the Year - Red Elem. - 1996

    III. Training Conducted

    • Science Workshop - The Scope and Sequence of Science - 1985
    • Introduction to Computers - Apple IIe - 1990
    • D.O.T. Writer - Word Processing - 1991
    • Magnet Math, Science and Computer- 1992
    • Introduction to Macintosh - 1993-1998
    • ClarisWorks - 1993-1998
    • Keyboarding and the Writing Center - 1994-1998
    • Family Math and Computer Software Previews - 1996-1997

    My Favorite Sites

    Nick's HTML Warehouse
    The Original Cool Site of the Day
    The Whitehouse
    Central Intelligence Agency

    My Lessons


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    This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center. Thanks to the RGK Foundation for its generous support.

    © June 1997 Molly Silha