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Kirk, Anthony W

12018 Meadowdale, Meadows Place, TX 77477 | 281-229-0386 | akirk@houstonisd.org

Education
B.A. HISTORY & PSYCHOLOGY | 1994 | KALAMAZOO COLLEGE
Major: History
Major: Psychology
Teaching Certifications: Social Studies Composite

Leadership Experience and Honors


Career Pathways-Expert Teacher Leader: Instructional Coach

Power Up Lead Teacher

Career Pathways-Lead Teacher: Instructional Technology


Specialist

SDMC Committee Member

Department Chair-Social Studies

High School Collaborative Representative

Team Leader-World Geography

HISD Highly Effective Teacher

Experience
CAREER PATHWAYS EXPERT TEACHER LEADER | SAM HOUSTON MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER | 2015-PRESENT
Instructional Coach-Acts as a collaborator and manager to ensure that excellent, differentiated instructions is delivered by all teacher to all
students to ensure that excellent teaching and learning is maximized for all students. Works directly with teachers through one on one
coaching to increase instructional skill and maximize TADS alignment.
CAREER PATHWAYS LEAD TEACHER | SAM HOUSTON MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER | 2015-2016
Instructional Technology Specialist-Served as the campus lead teacher to further the integration of technology into the classroom.
Created and facilitated, both campus and district wide professional learning opportunities to introduce new tech tools to increase student
learning. Assisted individual teachers in the implementation of technology into the classroom. Supported PBL teachers with the
introduction google docs to increase collaboration between teacher and students, as well as, students and students.
TEACHER | SAM HOUSTON MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER | 2012-PRESENT
Team Leader, World Geography-Led the development of the horizontal alignment of the English I and World Geography curriculums.
Collaborated with English team to ensure that strong literacy skills were taught in all World Geography classes, including the integration of
SARs (Short Answer Response), and expository essays into the World Geography classes.
Power Up Lead Teacher-Established a fully digital, 100% paperless classroom. Integrated numerous web 2.0 tools to maximize student
learning, such as, the HUB, nearpod, polleverwhere, socrative, and turnitin. Assisted other teacher in the development of their digital
classroom.
HISD Mentor-Helped beginning teachers to meet the learning needs of their students by engaging teachers in research driven, differentiated
professional development of their teaching practice driven by personalized professional goals.
TEACHER

| NINTH GRADE COLLEGE PREP | 2010-2012

Teacher World Geography-Created unit plans, daily lesson plans, and common assessments for World Geography. Taught special
populations including inclusion, ESL, and Pre-AP. Achieved a 86% passing rate for STAAR EOC-World Geography
High School Collaborative School Representative-Teamed up with other teachers to create bi-weekly, STAAR aligned assessments and
analyzed data to determine what were the areas that need to be spiraled back into the curriculum.
CURRICULUM WRITER

| MASTER TEACHER ACADEMY | 2012

Collaborated in the writing of the World Geography curriculum for schools participating in the High School Collaborative. Created unique
unit plans and daily lessons aligned to IB standards. All lessons included checks for understanding, extension activities, and re-teaching
activities.