Westwood Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones
Westwood Elementary
Special Education, Grades K-12

St. Edwards University ( Austin, Texas) , Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2004
Special Education EC-12, ACT Houston, Fort Bend ISD, Spring 2009
Highly Qualified Special Education since June 2009

Teaching History

Westwood Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-Present
Brazos Bend Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, 2010-2013
Juan Seguin Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, 2009-2010.
Austin High School, Fort Bend ISD, 2008-2009
Special Education Teacher, Clark County ISD, Las Vegas, NV, 2005-2006

Seven years total of teaching experience

In her own words . . .

“To watch someone suddenly understand and process what you are showing, or speaking about, is priceless. Teaching just does not come from standing in front of your class and taking, or showing pictures about it. It’s linking the new information to reality so those individuals correlate how they can benefit from it in their own lives.”

In the words of others . . .

“My first impression of Kathleen was of surprise when I found out how young she was, yet she revealed a deep insight into student issues, whether they be academic or behavioral.”
Donna Cramer, Westwood Elementary Reading Interventionist 

“Kathleen has been at our school for little over seven months. It would seem that seven months is hardly enough time to establish one’s self in the school environment much less impress your colleagues to such an extent that you are voted Teacher of the Year. Our school, however, knows a good teacher when we see one.”
Penne Irvin, Westwood Elementary Teacher

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Teacher of the Year, Brazos Bend Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, 2011-2012
Rookie Teacher of the Year, Juan Seguin Elementary, 2009-2012


Spring Branch ISD