CRPC

Sarah Fattore-Castro

Paul and I love San Antonio.
Paul and Sarah in San Antonio

Sarah in field of bluebonnets
Paul in spring 99
  1. BACKGROUND
  2. WORK
  3. GOALS
  4. RESUME
  5. GRANT PROPOSAL



BACKGROUND

Because of my father's occupation, my mother, sister, brother, and myself have traveled all over the central and east United States (living in at least six total). Although to many it may seem that teaching is my life, I am very proud of my wonderful husband and two black and white cats. Paul, the love of my life, is also an educator in HISD. Our two cats, Machiavelli and Dante, provide entertainment that cheer us up after a long day at work.

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WORK

Raised as the daughter of a headmaster, I grew up knowing that one day I would teach. After graduating from the University of Houston in 1997, I began to fulfill that dream. For two years I have taught at Paul Revere Middle School.

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GOALS

Some goals I have for the future are getting a Masters in reading specialization and curriculum. I love teaching, but I would also love to continue my education and learn how to develop better readers. I enjoy reading and I want my students to learn to appreciate it, too.

  • I want to create a safe learning environment in my classroom.
  • I want to continue my education.
  • I want to develop a curriculum that meets the ever-changing needs of my students.
  • I want to promote a literacy program that encourages students to read.

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    RESUME

    OBJECTIVE

    To work in a position where I can positively affect the lives of children.

    QUALIFICATIONS


    Teaching - constructing student-centered lessons that met the needs of various learning styles.
    Working in a community - participated in the scholastic atmosphere at Revere by serving on various committees, including the Shared Decision Making Council and Technology Team.
    Developing ideas - created innovative lessons that serve to give students a path to enhance their critical-thinking skills.
    Continuing education-participated in the Houston Teacher Institute where I created a mythology unit that has been published.

    WORK HISTORY

    1997-present Teacher, Houston Independent School Disrict
    As a seventh grade reading teacher at Paul Revere Middle school, I have developed several “hands-onž lessons that give students a chance to take an active role in their education. I have worked as a Yearbook Sponsor, girls’ soccer coach, and assistant swim coach.
    1997-1997 Swim Instuctor, Miller Swim Academy
    During my student teaching semester at the University of Houston, I began teaching children and a few adults how to swim.
    1993-1997 Day Care Teacher, Second Baptist School
    Throughout my college years, I began teaching at Treasure Island, a day care run by Second Baptist of Houston. There I taught three to five year olds in the manners of social interaction and daily life.

    EDUCATION


    B.A. in English, University of Houston, 1997
    Undergraduate work, William Paterson College, 1993
    Undergraduate work, Samford University, 1992

    AWARDS RECEIVED

    • I was on the Dean’s list in college for several semesters while working part-time and being very active at Houston’s First Baptist Church.
    • I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston in 1997.


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    updated July 20, 1999

    The URL for this site is http://www.crpc.rice.edu/CRPC/scastro
    These pages were developed through GirlTECH, a teacher training program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Pages copyright July 1999 by Sarah Fattore-Castro.
    Thanks to the RGK Foundation and EOT-PACI for its generous support of GirlTECH.