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Horace W. Elrod Elementary

Emerging Medical Scholars Magnet

Mrs. Bivens
Ja
Shika L. Bivens, M.Ed.

 

Science Lab and Cheer Coach

Instructional Leader (Science Specialist)

Site Coordinator, LASER i3

Smithsonian Science Education Center

 
Email: jbivens@houstonisd.org 
 
Education/Certification

 

M. Ed   Educational Leadership, Lamar University in Beaumont, TX,

 

Double BA   Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 2001

Radio/TV Broadcasting & Public Relations (Marketing and Advertising)

 

Principal Certificate   Principal EC-12, Texas

 

Teacher Certificate   EC-4 Generalist, Texas

 

GT Certificate   K-12 Gifted and Talented, Texas
 

Contract Faculty Member   Smithsonian Science Education Center

Philosophy of Teaching

 

I believe that educators should serve as highly self-motivated facilitators that are dedicated to enthusiastic and energetic teaching as a means of developing and nurturing students in becoming life long learners. I also believe that all students have the right and the ability to learn and should be given an equitable opportunity to fulfill this right.  As the leaders of the educational process, teachers should stand in the gap to help students achieve success.  It is important to model and promote the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles and integrity for all students. 

I also believe that it is important to set high levels of expectations and develop individual goals for students throughout their academic career.  Success comes when preparation meets opportunity.  Therefore, teachers should provide the instructional and emotional support needed for students to achieve their goals without lowering the level of expectations.

I take pride in becoming a living example of life-long learning for my students.  In the nine years that I’ve been in education, I’ve worn several hats from a teacher to and instructional leader, and accomplished many goals including obtaining my principal’s certification.  My students have shared in my success along this journey and it gives me pleasure in knowing that I can live by the words that I preach…everything is possible!

 
Elrod's Mission Statement:  Our mission is to foster socially responsible, compassionate global leaders who are creative problem solvers with high academic performance, while providing opportunities for students to explore health and medical services.

St
udent Expectations: “Expect Excellence with Exemplary Results Everyday!"

 

Message to Students: The sky is the limit, so shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you will be among the STARS!
 
Student Moto: “I am a Leader.  I’m in charge of Me, Myself, and I.  Excellence happens here every day!”
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    Elementary School
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    National Standarized Testing
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    Parent Event/Meeting
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    Report Cards - 4 Cycle Periods
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    Report Cards - 6 Cycle Periods
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    Students - Holidays
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    Teachers - Preparation Day
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    Teachers - Service Day
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