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AMBER FOSDYKE-JACKSON, CALT, LDT afosdykejackson@dentonisd.


Professional Profile
To serve the school and/or district vision as a Literacy Specialist and/or Dyslexia Therapist.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist. . . . Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

Teaching Experiences
2012-Present Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (CALT, LDT), Providence Elementary, Denton, Texas

2011-2012 PK-5 Literacy & Dyslexia (CALT, LDT) Campus Facilitator, Brent Elementary, Little Elm, Texas 2006-2011 K-4 Literacy & Dyslexia (CALT) Campus Facilitator, Hackberry Elementary, Little Elm, Texas

I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. Jack Welch

2004-2006 PK-5 Campus STAR Facilitator (At-Risk Teacher, ESL/ LPAC Coordinator, Dyslexia Intervention Teacher), Roanoke Elementary, Northwest ISD, Roanoke, Texas Nominated as campus Teacher of the Year 2003-2004 1st Grade Teacher, Roanoke Elementary, Northwest ISD, Roanoke, Texas 2000-2003 1st-3rd Grade Newcomers Teacher, McCoy Elementary, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Carrollton, Texas Awarded McCoys VIP (Teacher of the Year)

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." Maria Montessori

1999-2000 1st Grade Teacher, Martin Elementary, Alief ISD, Houston, Texas 1996-1999 1st Grade Teacher, Sneed Elementary, Alief ISD, Houston, Texas

The more things you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you will go! Dr. Seuss

Education, Honors and Related Experiences

2007-Present Texas Womens University, Denton, Texas I am currently working toward my Masters of Education in Reading. 2003-Present EF (Education Tours) First For the past 10 years, my husband and I have escorted high school students and their parents overseas to England, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and Greece.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

2008-2010 Literacy Education and Academic Development (LEAD), Dallas, TX I completed over 200 training and contact hours and over 700 clinical teaching hours, enabling me to earn my Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) certification and to be recognized as a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist in the State of Texas.

Summer 2003 Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mexico

I lived with a Mexican host family and attended daily classes, in Spanish, in order to learn, through total immersion, the customs, culture and language of Mexico. 1991-1995 Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Honors: Suma Cum Laude GPA: 3.97 We can be the tour guides to the literate life. Sylvia Vardell

Professional Skill Set, Certifications and Licenses

ESL English as a Second Language, Provisional, Grades 1-8, Texas, 1999-Life Early Literacy Elementary Self-Contained, Provisional, Grades 1-8, Texas, 1997-Life Dyslexia and Academic Language CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) LDT (Licensed Dyslexia Therapist), Texas, 2010-2013

The journey, not the arrival, matters. T.S. Elliot

For issues related to privacy, in a digital format, I will be happy to provide additional contact information for the following references upon request: Susan Bolte Principal, Providence Elementary, Denton ISD Tricia Bolz Asst. Principal, Providence Elementary, Denton ISD Kevin Moffitt Former Principal, Brent Elementary, Little Elm ISD Dr. Patricia Watson Professor and Advisory Committee Member Texas Womans University Cheri Arledge Guidance Counselor Hackberry Elementary, Little Elm ISD Kay Peterson, M.S., CALT, QI Literacy Education & Academic Development, Inc. (LEAD), Dallas, Texas