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WELCOME New Officers July 2017

New President-Elect
Jamie Flemmer

It is with great enthusiasm that I take this opportunity to I introduce myself as the President-Elect for TCES, K-8.  

I begin my fifteenth year in education during which time I have served the elementary community as a fourth-grade teacher, science facilitator, assistant principal, and elementary science coordinator.  I am an active member of Science Teachers Association of Texas, National Science Teachers Association, and Metroplex Area Science Supervisors serving the DFW area.  I look forward to serving as President-Elect of TCES alongside current President, Denise Fisher and Vice-President, Sheila Greene.

TCES brings with it a rich history that has served the K-8 community since 1984.  The heart of TCES has always been communication among teachers across the state with a focus on student success.  As some of you know, TCES has been working on some changes that include a quarterly newsletter, new mailing listserv, electronic collection of dues, and two levels of sponsorship for our organization.  We will also begin a focused outreach to colleges and universities.  Our vision is to be able to continue to provide our members with resources that support collaborative structures that lead to student success.  

It is our hope that our new quarterly newsletters will assist in keeping you updated on topics such as education reform, TEKS streamlining, job opportunities, and professional learning opportunities that will impact your classrooms.  

For those new to TCES and those that have been members for some time, it is an exciting time to be a member of TCES!  We look forward to seeing what the future holds.  

Warm regards,

Jamie E. Flemmer, M.Ed

Flemmerj@friscoisd.org

Elementary Science Coordinator

Frisco ISD

New Vice-President
Sheila Greene


I am honored to be elected Vice President of TCES, K-8.  I met Denise Fisher, our president, at Mini-CAST this year and was delighted to find someone who shares my passion for science and STEAM education.  I'm in awe of Denise and our president-elect, Jamie Flemmer, from watching and listening to their plans to guide and invigorate our organization and put us on a firm foundation for the future.

As I enter my twelfth year as a middle school STEAM teacher, I am constantly cognizant of the impact teacher practices can have on student learning. John Hattie's educational research into the factors that increase student learning identifies Collective Teacher Efficacy as one of the top determinants of student success. Collective Teacher Efficacy refers to how we do what we do in the classroom. This is a collection of skills, behaviors, and attitudes we can all work together to improve, which is why I'm thrilled to be able to collaborate and learn with the science educators and educational leaders of TCES.

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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