A Piece of My Mind

my ideas, thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned in education

About

My name is Scott S. Floyd, and I live in Gladewater, Texas. I currently serve as the district Technology Curriculum Specialist after ten years in the classroom, mostly teaching middle school reading, English, and gifted and talented. I have also taught first grade self-contained. My current focus is on helping teachers integrate technology tools into their curriculum both in instruction and learning. Educators and students alike can use these tools to manipulate information in a productive and efficient manner.

I have posted my resume below to give you more insight into my background.


Career Objectives/Goals

I have always felt that God led me into the education so that I can affect positive change for youth. The longer I am in the classroom, the more encouraged I am that I can do more for more kids with my knowledge. I actively lobby on behalf of public schools in Austin during every session. I meet regularly with legislators year round in order to stay abreast of changes and new ideas floating around the Capitol. I have found that I enjoy this larger engagement in public schools. I would like to continue my work at the district level in a school district so that I can touch every child in the community educationally. I know that I can work collaboratively with students, parents, and educators to assure that the programs in place are the best available for the district and its needs. When new needs arise, my natural inclination for researching important topics will aid me in recommending the right choice to the committee and/or school board. My dogged determinedness will be an attribute to any school district.

Personal Objectives/Goals

My personal goals are intertwined. My leading goal is to have my Lord and savior Jesus Christ reflect in me in every way possible. His guidance and wisdom provided to me will allow me to be the best husband, father, and educator that I can. I continue to try and build a stable, friendly community church as a deacon that will encourage others to live a life reflective of the model Christ has given us.

Education

Masters of Education – Curriculum and Instruction , August, 2006
University of Texas – Arlington

Bachelors of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies, May, 1997
University of Texas at Tyler
Magna Cum Laude, Honors Graduate, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Associates of Applied Arts and Sciences, May, 1989
Kilgore College
Honors Graduate, Who’s Who Among America’s College Students

Certifications

Elementary Education – English/Reading
Gifted and Talented – thirty hour certificate, all grades

Education Work Experience

Technology Curriculum Specialist, White Oak ISD
District-wide – 08/07 – Present

Classroom Teacher, White Oak ISD
First Grade 1997-98
6th Grade English 1998-2002
7th Grade English/Language Arts 2002-2007
Gifted and Talented Coordinator, middle school, 1999– 2007
Technology Applications Readiness Grant (TARGET) Coordinator, 2001 – 2005

ESC VII, Kilgore
Contract professional development presenter 1999- 2007

Other Work Experience

Southwest Electronix Supply Company, Inc., head buyer, sales, technical assistance 1991 – 95

District Committees

Education Improvement Committee – 8/97 – 5/01, 8/03 – 5/04, 8/06 – 08/07
Campus Comparison Group – 3/05-5/05
District GT Committee – 8/00 – 08/07
Campus GT Committee – 08/98 – 08/07
Language Arts Curriculum Vertical Alignment – 2001 – 2006

Volunteer Work

Because I Care (bone marrow donor search organization) –
Board of Directors 2003- 2006
Web Master 2003- 2006
Chairman of Golf Tournament Fund Raiser 2005-2006

White Oak Community Church –
Member 1999- present
Deacon 2005- present

ATPE –
Local President 1998-present
Region Vice-President 1998-2002
Region President 2002-2003
State Board of Directors 2003 – 2007

Chairman State Membership Committee 2000
Chairman State Legislative Committee 2002
Chairman Legislative Impact Committee 2002

Education Service Center – Region VII –
Gifted and Talented Advisory Board 2002- 2007

TCEA -
Board of Directors – Area 7 2009 – Present
Convention Committee – Chairman Web 2.0 – 2010, 2011

Career Achievements/Awards

2000 UIL 3A Debate State Champions – Coach
2000 White Oak Mayor’s Achievement Award
2001 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2002 Sam Houston Political Involvement Award
2003 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2004 ATPE Secondary Educator of the Year
2004 Sam Houston Political Involvement Award
2004 Grant for Teaching Excellence
2004 White Oak Mayor’s Achievement Award
2005 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2006 TAGT Region 7 Teacher of the Year
2007 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2011 ISTE Making IT Happen Award

Professional Affiliations

Association of Texas Professional Educators 1997 – Present
Texas Computer Educators Association 2006 – Present

11 Comments

11 Comments so far ↓

  • EDin08

    Hi Scott,

    I just wanted to make sure that you were invited to our education “Blogger Summit”. We hope you can make it and feel free to share this invitation with any other bloggers in the area that might be interested. The invitation is attached below.

    Alex
    ED In ’08 Blogger Summit

    ——————————–

    Strong American Schools is excited to announce the ED in ’08 Blogger Summit. Conference details are as follows:

    May 14th – 15th
    Palomar Hotel, Washington DC
    Registration is Free!

    An opening reception is scheduled on the evening of Wednesday, May 14th. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served before the screening of a new documentary film on education, Two Million Minutes. A Q&A session with the filmmakers is set to follow.

    Then join us for an all-day conference on May 15th. Nowhere else will you have an opportunity to meet and network with fellow education bloggers, participate in panels, attend workshops, and help tackle some tough questions on the state of education in America.

    Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP today!

    Register at http://edin08.com/bloggersummit/

  • Darrellene (Dee) Havins Miller

    Scott,

    I have been on the TESIG list for years and always do a double-take when I see your signature. . . from WHITE OAK, TEXAS. I grew up in White Oak and have White Oak Roughneck blood! I’m now Assistant Head at St. James Day School in Texarkana where I started the computer/technology program in 1983. I’ve been in this business a long time and am so glad to see and read about all the innovative things you do for my alma mater.

    It’s a small world, so if you have any old yearbooks around (and I mean OLD. . .1962, 1963) you’ll find me. Name was Darrellene Havins. I now answer to Dee Miller.

    Love your blog!

  • Kim Estes

    Hi there! I was referred to your blog after twittering about integrating Tech App Teks (and embedded technology TEKS in the content area TEKS) into district curriculum. I’ve been assigned with the task of aligning all of the above with our district curriculum and am looking for districts that have already done this, are working on this, etc. I’d love to pick your brain about how your district aligns its technology with its curriculum if you have the time! Thanks! Kim Estes – Instructional Technology Coach – Burleson ISD.

  • Angela Pascopella

    Hi Scott,

    I think I found you, meaning, were you the person who left a comment on the District Administration blog, The Pulse: Education’s Place for Debate, in reaction to Gary Stager’s comments about the Texas district allowing teachers/staff to pack?
    I’m trying to find the right Scott S. Floyd, and I think you are him. If so, we want to run the comment in our ‘letters’ section of November DA, and I need to know who you are in relation to K12 education. Can you share, now? I’m running out of time. Thank you in advance!
    Angela Pascopella, senior editor, District Administration

  • Gomathi Shankar

    Scott S Floyd,

    I found your name on “Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter” and wanted to reach out to you. I visited your Twitter page and read through the blogs.

    My name is Gomathi and I am the Market Development Manager for EnglishCafe. We are currently in beta and could use some feedback on the site. Will you help us out by giving us a quick peek or tweet? In the very near future, we will be launching a program where Tutors can make money on our site as well. I may circle back to you when that launches as well.

    Can we touch base soon?

    Gomathi Shankar
    Market Development Manager
    EnglishCafe
    http://www.EnglishCafe.com

    EnglishCafe is the premier English learning community for global professionals.

  • Cathy Moak

    Scott,

    Sandra McLeroy suggested I contact you to ask you to submit a presentation for our Technology Conference. We would love to have you come. Please go to: conferences.esc6.net/technology for more information.

    Take care,

    Cathy Moak
    ESC Region VI

  • Samantha Peters

    Greetings Scott,

    My name is Samantha Peters and I want to know if you accept Guest Posts on scottsfloyd.com?

    One of my resolutions in 2012 is to write and contribute more quality article related to education, topic and topic on a great site like yours.

    I do a lot of freelance writing and am capable of writing unique and relevant posts that I think you and your readers will find interesting.

    Is this something that you would be interested in?

    To give you an idea of my writing style and quality, I am including a link to a recently published guest post of mine on Emerging Ed Tech. However, please know that any article I write will be unique and specifically written to fit within the context of your site. Also, any article I write will only be submitted and published on your site.

    7 Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use To Augment Their Own: http://bit.ly/xyClDF

    Also, I started a blog called The Education Update (www.theeducationupdate.com), which currently doesn’t really look that great design wise, but it has taught me about blogging and publishing my articles online.

    So you know, I work with the understanding that any article I submit must pass your review and editorial process before being published. Also, I understand if you reject any article I submit and will not be offended.

    I look forward to hearing back about the opportunity of contribute a guest article.

    Respectfully,

    Sam Peters

  • Sharon Oldham

    Hello Scott,
    So glad you participate with #PBLchat! If you’d like to know more about New Tech Network and our work with Texas schools, please email me.

  • Sharon Oldham

    Let me know if you’d like more information about New Tech Network!

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