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Van Tran: SBMS Interventionist

Hello all! 

My educational journey began in 1995 when I decided to pursue a license in secondary education, that is, after I had attained my English degree at the University of Houston, Central Park. After completing my studies, I worked as a substitute in Spring Branch ISD for a year, received a middle school ELA position the year after at Landrum Middle School, and that is where I remained for six years as a 6th and 7th grade Language Arts teacher.

With a desire to learn more in the field of education and develop professionally, I delved into teaching high school English and accepted a charter school position where I taught Communications Applications, Journalism, English I, English II, English IV, and Yearbook for seven years (campus of 500 students and 28 adults).

In 2013, I missed the public school arena, wealth of professional trainings and resources, so I ventured into the culturally diverse AliefISD district and taught English III, English III ELL, English III EOC intervention, English IV, English IV ELL, English IV EOC intervention, and AP English III at a campus of 4,000 students and 300 in faculty. Throughout my years at Alief, I also obtained my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (University of St. Thomas), completed my courses for a Masters in Educational Leadership (Lamar University), was appointed the English Department Chair position for three years (28 English teachers), was awarded Area Superintendent Teacher of the Month, nominated as Administrative Intern two years in a row, and became the first recipient of the BEAR award for excellence in support and involvement of administrative duties and assistance to the faculty.

Today, COVID-19 year of 2020, I have finally returned to my core district: the place that mentored me as a student teacher, the organization that embraced my involvement as a substitute, and the district that appointed me my first teaching position: SBISD. Currently, I am the ELA interventionist at Spring Branch Middle School, and I look forward to working with colleagues and helping struggling learners taste the meaning of success - socially, emotionally, and academically. 

NOTE: Please refer to the Bear Pride Time Resource folder for other forms and information that you may need:

1. SBMS Bell Schedule 2020 -2021

2. How to check out books on SORA

3. SBISD calendar 2020-2021 (pending report card dates)



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