Special Education Advocate
Bobbie is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a second master’s in education with an emphasis on Special Education specifically for educational diagnosticians. She is certified by the State of Texas. She has recently left the public school as a full-time diagnostician for the past 4 years in a 6A district in central Texas.
She began teaching as a second career after some 7 years as a paralegal and stay-at-home mother. As her children were nearing graduation and heading out into the world, she wanted to concentrate on soaking up those memories. Now as an empty nester she and her husband of 38 years live in central Texas. She is a transplant from the north as a middle schooler when her parents wanted out of the cold. She enjoys spending holidays in cooler climate of Michigan, where a lot of her secondary family still resides.
Her bachelor’s degree from University of Mary Hardin Baylor is a dual major of History/Religion with minor in Sociology/Prelaw. She later returned to UMBH and obtained her first Masters of Education with emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction and alternative certification for teaching. She is certified by the State of Texas for instruction in K-12 for Special Education, English-as-Second Language, Gifted and Talented and Master Reading Teacher. She is certified by the State of Texas for instruction in EC-4, General instruction.
She has over 17 years’ experience in Special Education. She has taught many settings in small rural 2A districts for academic instruction, emotional/behavior support and PPCD (Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities). Recognizing that not all students learn the same way, she is also trained as a Dyslexia specialist to better support the reading skills of her students who are diversified learners.