Summer 2017 Special Election

Congratulations to our nominees for Vice-President and President-Elect...see their Bios below. Click on the link to give your support for the nominations.

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President-Elect Nomination - Jamie Flemmer

Jamie Flemmer is a coordinator of elementary science in Frisco Independent School District.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and her Master's of Education degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.  Jamie has served the students of Frisco Independent School District as a fourth grade teacher, district science facilitator, and as a assistant principal before accepting her current position serving 40 elementary schools across the district.  Throughout her service to her district she has mentored student teachers, developed and presented professional development, coached instructional leaders, and guided the implementation of science best practices, standards alignment, and cross curricular connections within Frisco Independent School District. Through her service to students and her community Jamie received the PTA Honorary Life Membership Award. Jamie Flemmer is a member of National Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association of Texas and the Texas Science Leaders Association, serving on various committees over the past five years. Regionally, Jamie is a member of the Metroplex Area Science Supervisors where she most recently has served as President during 2016-2017 school year.  Jamie has served on the DFW Science Supervisor board for the past three years and has served as Host Committee Chair and Communications Chair for the DFW Mini-CAST.  Jamie would be honored to serve Texas Council of Elementary Science as the next President Elect.

Vice-President Nomination Sheila Greene

My bio:

The people who are happiest in their careers are those who take the job they have and transform it into the career they want it to be.

I'm entering my twelfth year as a middle school science teacher. I've taught three grade levels through changes in TEKS and tests, and I've developed a true vision for what I'm trying to accomplish. I don't see myself as a science teacher, I am a STEAM teacher, integrating science into technology, engineering, arts and math. 

At Chisholm Trail Middle School I started a weekly afterschool program, called the X-STEAM, where we build and program robots, design and shoot rockets, develop electronic circuitry, build our own computers, learn coding and more. I started a weekly Makerspace and host an annual Makersfaire for students who love to make jewelry or models, who solve engineering design challenges, who explore the possibilities of cardboard and wearable LEDs. I coach a Team America Rocketry team that has made qualifying flights two years in a row. I took our competitive STEM team to Bell Helicopter's Mission Possible challenge -- they won  "Most Creative" and the next year, Bell's Silver Award. I led our Rubik's Cube team to Texas' first Regional Meet, where they won first place. In addition I've started and maintain a school garden and outdoor learning center and host a lunch club for chess players, #chessforlunch. I've taught Ambassadors Camp for Title 1 students and NISD Technocamp "MaKeyMaKey." I've led our Lego Robotics club and served as judge for the national E-cybermission competition.  The materials, equipment and tools we needed for all these activities have been provided by innovative teaching grants -- over $80,000. For all this and more I was awarded September Teacher of the month and nominated for Exemplar Educator of the Year.

The reason I have taken on so much in addition to teaching up to 180 students/year is that I have realized that my mission is to inspire students to pursue STEAM studies in high school and beyond. My vision has become a shining beacon before me -- it illuminates my path -- and every decision I make is based on whether or not it moves me closer to my goal.

I know I can't do it alone, and this year I have expanded my mission to include helping other teachers inspire the next generation of STEAM students. At this year's Mini-CAST and The Visioning Conference, I shared my dream, "Transforming STEAM Education at Your School," and at this year's NISD Engage Conference I'm presenting a professional development workshop, "Robots in the Classroom."

Serving the teachers and leaders of TCES as Vice President is an unparalleled learning opportunity for me. The chance to meet and be inspired by, and learn with a larger professional learning community, is thrilling! I look forward to discovering the projects, problems and passions of other educators in our network. I thoroughly commit to bringing my tremendous energy and love of science to the support of TCES' teachers, initiatives, and mission. 

Sheila Greene, M.Ed, MLA
Science Teacher 
Chisholm Trail Middle School 

The Texas Council for Elementary Science 
Would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Wilma Stewart and her family during this time. Her family is dealing with a difficult health situation that is preventing her from fulfilling her duties as President. We appreciate greatly everything she has done for TCES and look forward to her help as the situation will allow. 

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