OLIVIA BOATNER | STEM CURRICULUM DIRECTOR

Ms. Boatner’s over 30 years in eduction and leadership exudes the capabilities to provide organizational support within a diverse setting. Ms. Boatner has successfully constructed multiple STEM curriculums for organizations and non-profits small and large. She has hosted and helped to launch from inceptions to execution some of the largest STEM camp and labs in the Houston area. She is currently a candidate for her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her Master of Education & Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Consumer Science from Texas Southern University.


Her professional experience includes current Director of Magnet Schools for Aldine ISD. She helps to coordinates with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Area Superintendents of Magnet Schools to implement the magnet program including student placement, curriculum, and staff development. She is responsible for local and federal multi-million dollar fiscal budgets while overseeing the implementation of the Magnet School Lottery system and disseminate communication to district, parents, and community. Ms. Boatner leadership skills helps to foster collegiality and team-building environment among personnel which encourages active involvement in decision-making.


In her prior years as an Assistant Principal for a large ISD, she was responsible for assisting staff in planning, implementing, evaluating instruction, student achievement and maintain a system for monitoring student progress. She was also a SASI Coordinator. She routinely observes classroom instructions and provide teachers with feedback using district appraisal system. As a teacher she has always maintained a positive learning environment to ensure students received quality instruction through various types of teaching strategies.


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NEW INSTRUCTORS

LINDA K. NGUYEN

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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
University of Houston-Downtown

Bachelor of Arts

Corporate Communication

Aldine ISD: 

Carter Academy of Performing Arts Houston

Ms. Nguyen, who is fluent in conversational Vietnamese, has several years of experience as a teacher with first and second graders. She has demonstrated her capacity to motivate kids by implementing multiple behavior modification techniques, thus improving conduct and encouraging participation. As well as applying various teaching methods to amplify learning, assuring it impacts every student. Her philosophy is to constantly make certain that her classroom teaching has a positive impact in her students lives. She has participated in numerous STEM camps including Aggie STEM CAMP, Engineering in Elementary, Engineering design process in classroom and Robotics Workshop:

 Let’s Go Code-1st/2nd Grade
 

GOW Media: ESPN Radio/YSR/1560AM Houston

Ms. Nguyen is diverse in her experiences as she has edited segments to produce podcast for some local media out lets which include creating 30/60 second promo clips for commercials and social media. She loves integrating the her creative talents into teaching on various levels.
 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Houston

Lastly Linda is all about customer service as she has also had vast experience in the hospitality industry She has trained and supervised new employees to ensure high standards of the Starwood corporate values. Her marketing skills have been also utilized to create strategies to increase sales. Ms Nguyen has proven herself to be an asset with her leadership skills demonstrated in conflict resolution, planning, scheduling and execution of major events for personal and corporate functions.

Ms. Linda Nguyen’s CORE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE includes: Conflict and Interpersonal Management, Mass Media, Business-Technical Writing and Business-Professional Speech Communication.
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LAUREN ARNIC MARSHALL

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is a proud native of Houston, Texas. Since a young child she had a dream of becoming teacher. That dream has since been fulfilled. Now she devotes her life to educating and creating future leaders in the students' lives she impacts. She graduated from North Shore Senior High School in 2010.  In December 2014, she graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood though Sixth Grade and Special Education with and emphasis in Early Childhood through Twelve Grade. In August 2017, she completed her Masters of Education in Special Education/Exceptionality at the University of St. Thomas. The last five years she has proudly taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Galena Park ISD where she also served as a Robotics sponsor. This coming school year she looks forward to embark on a new journey in Channelview ISD as an elementary Inclusion teacher. She will also continue her support of the STEM Program. Last year she served as a volunteer at the Sloan Stem + Arts camp, but this year she is ecstatic about joining the K-2 team as an instructor.

CHRISTY BUTLER

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Ms. Butler is a music teacher in Aldine.

Her focus for our camp is ORFF instruments.

GRADES 3-8 INSTRUCTORS

SLOAN STEM INSTRUCTORS
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KYIANDRA HILDRETH

Kyiandra Hildreth is a highly skilled and overtly student-focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students and staff while providing a stimulating, safe, and motivating learning environment.  She is a dynamic visionary school leader and solid team player with a proven track record of collaborating with the school and community, increasing student academics, and maintaining excellence in education. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and her Master of Science in Educational Human Resource Development, both from Texas A & M University. She is currently employed as an Engineering Lab Teacher for the Aldine Independent School District. 

CHERYL ZACHARY

Cheryl Zachary is a dynamic STEM educator with thirty-five years of teaching experience. She has a passion for teaching and helping young people grow as our future engineers. She runs positive, focused and energized lessons that motivate students to foster a lifelong appreciation for STEM based careers. Ms. Zachary received her Bachelors of Science From Texas A&M- Commerce and currently works for the Aldine Independent School District. 

SANDRA HECTOR

Sandra Hector has been a teacher in the Aldine Independent School District for 20 years and served as Instructional Technology Specialist for the past 10 years.  She is passionate about exposing students to STEM and facilitates Robotic Club and Film Club at her school.  Mrs. Hector has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Masters in Instruction and Supervision.  She previously taught high school English in Guyana, South America and The Bahamas before joining the staff at Aldine ISD.

ALICE HILL

Alice Hill began her career in the field of education 17 years ago. She is an innovative teacher who is motivated to assist in providing support and guidance to facilitate value-added service to her customers.  She received a Bachelors of Arts from Prairie View A&M University and currently works for the Aldine Independent School District.

PAMELA SCHWARTZ

Pamela Schwartz is a STEM Lab Facilitator for the Aldine Independent School District. She has over 20 years of experience in the education field. Ms . Schwartz received her Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and has studied at both Ontario Montclair School District Intern Academy and the University of California at Los Angeles. 

ADOLPH MORRIS

Adolph Morris is a STEM Facilitator for the Aldine Independent School District. His focus is not only to educate and promote student achievement, but also to help mold students’ enthusiasm for computer science. His goal is also to create a positive learning environment which demonstrates that every student can achieve. Mr. Morris studied Structural Analysis Design and Fire and Safety Engineering at the University of Houston Downtown and has previously worked as a Structural Engineer for Dannenbaum Engineering.

GRADES K-2 INSTRUCTORS

PHYLLIS BOONE

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Native of San Antonio Texas, Phyllis has traveled extensively with her husband Donald R. Boone Jr. who has served 21 year in his Military Career. I have been married for 31 years to  and she has been a resident to Humble Texas since 1994.   

Phyllis graduated from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio Texas, attended St. Phillips Jr. College, and received an Associates of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1981. On July 23, 2011 I graduated from Western Governors’ University Salt Lake City Utah with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Early Childhood through Sixth Grade.  

She has worked as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant for over 31 years, in all possible settings, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers, Public Schools, and Home Health Agencies. 

Currently she is employed by Aldine ISD as a 1st grade teacher at Jones Elementary School.

DEBRA PRICE

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Native of Refugio, Texas. married to Elvin Price Jr. 

She attended Prairie View A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (1976), and a Master of Education in (1981). Debra taught in North Forest ISD for 22yrs., and in Aldine ISD for 10yrs. She retired in 2007 with 32 yrs. in the field of Education. During her tenure, she was recognized as Teacher Of The Year in both districts. She received an award for Outstanding Teacher from HAABSE (Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators). Educating others has always been top priority to me. It was important for Price to lay the foundation for minority children, just as our ancestors laid the foundation and paved the way for her.

I currently work part-time with the Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program as a Field Supervisor for beginning teachers. I have also been a Field Supervisor for Student Teachers at Prairie View A&M University.