Michelle Baller

Phone: 520-696-6577

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Education - Reading Bachelor of Arts - Curr & Instr Reading & SEI Endorsements

Michelle Baller

Welcome Message:  Welcome to Reading/Math Intervention.  I like to think that I have the best job in the district! Why do I feel this way?  Well, I am able to work in small groups to help students grow and improve with math and reading skills.  In addition to teaching, I am a mother of two teenagers; wife of 22 years; and Community Club Leader of Pusch Ridge Riders 4-H Club.  I lead a blessed life.

Defining Moment in Education:  I am passionate in my belief that all students are able to learn to read.  It takes much practice on the part of the student, but also a patient instructor who uses a consistent, systematic approach to reading instruction.  While in college, a professor took a special interest in helping me with writing assignments.  She modeled the importance of taking the time to intervene in a struggling learner's life.  One person makes all the difference and I hope to do that, here, at Walker, as an Interventionist. 

Core Educational Belief:  Given the right tools and instruction, I believe all people can learn to read, write and think at a higher level.

Prior Experience:  My prior experience includes teaching since 1991.  In the past, I taught at several public schools in Texas as a regular classroom teacher and also as a Title One Math & Reading Teacher.  Additionally, I worked as a reading tutor at University Reading Clinics at both Texas A & M and University of Tulsa.  Recently, I have worked out of my home as a private reading tutor. 

Professional Accomplishments:  Teacher of the Year - Seguin ISD - Seguin, TX

Education Degrees & Certification:  Texas A & M University (College Station, TX) is where I graduated with my Masters of Education degree in Reading Education.  I attended St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX) for my Bachelor of Arts degree.