Welcome to Instructional Technology! My name is Carrie Slayton and I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Huffman ISD. My passion for technology began as a Technology Applications instructor at Texas A&M University over 15 years ago. Since then, I have served as a campus instructional technologist and as a regional technology integration specialist at ESC Region 6. I have presented at local, regional, and state conferences on a variety of technology topics, applications, and programs. I look forward to serving the faculty and students of Huffman ISD and I am very excited to work with this exceptional team of Technology Mentor Teachers.
My name is Julie Gatlin and I am the Technology Mentor Teacher for Hargrave High School. I am also the CTE Director and teach the Broadcasting II class. I have my master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership and I am currently working in my doctorate in Instructional Technology. I have been with Huffman ISD since 2000 and I enjoy working with teachers on updating their webpages, providing weekly tech tips and offering a variety of technology trainings for our campus. Also, I am always looking for new and exciting ways for teachers to ingrate technology in the classroom.
I am Valerie Bardwell, and this is my 19th year of teaching. I get to teach Theatre Arts and Theatre Production. I am the yearbook sponsor, and I also get to share my passion for technology with the faculty as the Technology Mentor Teacher. As the TMT, I am excited to help and encourage the faculty on my campus to integrate technology into their lessons. I also offer training to employees who are not proficient with the software programs used by our district.
Hello! My name is Shawn Dunaway and I am a 3rd grade reading teacher at Copeland Elementary School. I have always LOVED learning how to use any kind of new technology, and I have truly enjoyed implementing technology in my class to help my students learn to the best of their ability. Before moving to Huffman I.S.D., I served as a district technology mentor, so I was thrilled to be named the Technology Mentor Teacher for Copeland Elementary. As Copeland’s TMT, I will assist teachers with their needs in instructional technology training. I will also present some mini-workshops on the latest apps and programs available to our staff. I hope to provide our teachers with avenues that will not only make their job a little easier, but also help them make teaching fun and interactive for their class. I am looking forward to serving the teachers and students at Copeland Elementary!
My name is Bonnie Jackson. I am a Pre-K teacher at Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center. I have a BS in Speech and Hearing Therapy from West Texas A&M University and an MS Degree in Early Childhood Education from U of H/Clear Lake. I have taught school FOREVER! Early childhood is my passion. I have taught in Huffman ISD for the past 25 years. I taught kindergarten for several years before moving to Pre-K. I have served on both campus and district technology committees and have participated in sharing information to help inform our community of the wonderful technological advantages we have in HISD. I attend the state technology conference and ToTs for Technology annually and eagerly share the information I receive with teachers on my campus. I am proud to serve as the Technology Mentor Teacher at Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center. As part of my responsibilities, I assist teachers with their instructional technology needs. I also present mini workshops on using various programs in order to help teachers teach smarter, not harder.