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Mr. Kenneth L. Newman, Elementary Campus Principal
M.Ed., Angelo State University
B.S., Education, Angelo State University
(Email Mr.Newman)
Phone Contact: 655.2851
At Veribest since 2006


Mr. Newman was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health, All-Level Physical Education, and a Minor in English. He later earned his Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University.

During his diverse career, Mr. Newman has taught and coached in the San Angelo ISD; served as a K-12 Counselor with the Christoval and Eldorado ISD's; High School Principal with the Eldorado ISD; Middle school and High School Couselor at the Bracketville ISD; Elementary and Middle School Counselor with the Eldorado ISD; and now serves as the Veribest Elementary and Secondary School Principal.

Ken is married to his lovely wife Kathy (Hardegree), formerly of Sonora; and who is recently retired as the K-8 counselor with the Eldorado ISD. Ken has two daughters; Gentry who is a graduate of Texas Tech. and serves as a Special Education teacher with the Stockdale ISD. She is married to Tanner Fields; a strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros Organization. Ken's daughter Emily graduated from Texas Tech. with an Accounting and Finance major and works in the San Antonio area.

Mr. Newman's pursuit of excellence is indicative of his character, and is second to none.


 Recipient of the Govenor's Educators Excellence Award Grant
In November 2005, Governor Rick Perry initiated the $10 million grant program for paying bonuses to school employees who have performed above expectations in raising student performance levels. One hundred Texas schools have been invited to participate in the Governor’s Educator Excellence Award Program. To date, 98 have accepted the invitation. The Intent of the Governor’s excellence award program is to say a very sincere “thank you” to the teachers and staff who go the extra mile to help students succeed.

      2010-2011 Texas Comptroller Rated "Five Star" Elementary Campus

 Texas Education Agency 'Exemplary' Campus Recognition
The Texas Education Agency accountability ratings system rates all public schools, charter schools, and school districts in the State of Texas. The criteria are the same for schools and districts. Based on how the school or district performs, the school or district will receive one of four possible rankings: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).
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How Do You Define a Teacher: Teachers impact our students more by their character than by their communication. People learn best by example, not by direct instruction. “Actions speak louder than words.” As a teacher they must move from being a mere “dispenser of information” to a mentor and organizer of the learning process.



   Introducing Our 'VeriBEST Five-Star' Elementary Education Mentors and Organizers ...

Mrs. DeeDee Schniers, Early Childhood
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Schniers)
Phone Contact: 325.486.0382
   - At Veribest since 2004
   - Morning Work/Coloring, Cutting and Handwriting
   - Circle Time
   - Centers
   - Sing, Dance, Exercise
   - Reading and Centers





Mrs. Maliah Fryar, Early Childhood
 (Email Mrs. Fryar)
Phone Contact: 325.486.0382
   - At Veribest since 2012
   - Morning Work/Coloring, Cutting and Handwriting
   - Circle Time
   - Centers
   - Sing, Dance, Exercise
   - Reading and Centers




Mrs. Elisha Doughten, Early Childhood
B.S., Elementary Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Doughten)
Phone Contact: 325.486.0382
   - At Veribest since 2011
   - Morning Work/Coloring, Cutting and Handwriting
   - Circle Time
   - Centers
   - Sing, Dance, Exercise
   - Reading and Centers



Ms. Annette Thompson, Early Childhood
 (Email Ms. Thompson)
Phone Contact: 325.486.0382
   - At Veribest since 2012
   - Morning Work/Coloring, Cutting and Handwriting
   - Circle Time
   - Centers
   - Sing, Dance, Exercise
   - Reading and Centers




Mrs. Karen Ensor, Pre-Kindergarten
B.S., Elementary Education, Texas Tech University
 (Email Mrs. Ensor)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2000
   - Literacy Circle
   - Physical Education
   - Math and Science (Introduce Concepts)
   - 'Three R" Time (Reading, Relaxation, and Rest)
   - Theme and Activity Centers
   - Visit the Library Time
   - ESL Inclusion



Mrs. Deanna Schaefer, Kindergarten
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Schaefer)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 1999
   - Language Arts and Pre-Reading
   - Health and Social Studies
   - Science Class
   - Mathematics
   - ESL Inclusion





Mrs. Lee Ann Cauley, First Grade
B.S., General Education, Angelo State University
Special Education and ESL Certifications

 (Email Mrs. Cauley)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2013
   - Saxon Math/Targeting TAKS
   - Handwriting
   - Physical Education
   - Math
   - Saxon Phonics/Spelling
   - Science Class
                                                  - Tutoring
                                                  - Social Studies/Health
                                                  - Writing
                                                  - Art and Music Class
                                                  - Spanish Class
                                                  - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Charla Blackwell, Second Grade
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Blackwell)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2001
   - Math
   - Language Arts
   - Physical Education
   - Spelling
   - Written and Fact Assessment
   - Reading
   - Social Studies
                                                   - Science Class
                                                   - Phonics
                                                   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Nancy Espinoza, Third Grade
B.S., Kinesiology with Teaching Certification, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Espinoza)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2011
   - Reading
   - Social Studies
   - Language Arts
   - Science
   - Mathematics
   - ESL Inclusion



Mrs. Rachel Tims, Fourth Grade
B.S., Interdisciplinary Childhood Development, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Tims)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2011
   - Language Arts (4th Grade)
   - Language Arts (5th Grade)
   - Language Arts (6th Grade)
   - ESL Inclusion






Mrs. Kim Gust, Fifth Grade, Elementary Social Studies
M.Ed., Guidance Counseling, Angelo State University
M.Ed., Administration, Angelo State University
B.S, Special Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Mrs. Gust)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 1981
   - Social Studies (4th Grade)
   - Social Studies (5th Grade)
   - Social Studies (6th Grade)
   - Gifted and Talented
   - ESL Inclusion







Ms. Denay Baxter, Sixth Grade, Elementary Math
M.Ed., Curriculum Instruction, Angelo State University
B.S., General Education, Angelo State University
 (Email Ms. Baxter)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2013
   - Math (4th Grade)
   - Math (5th Grade)
   - Math (6th Grade)
   - Middle School Cheerleader Sponsor
   - ESL Inclusion






Mrs. Janet Phinney, Elementary Science/Dyslexia Reading
B.S., Education, Angelo State University
B.S., Animal Sciences, Angelo State University

 (Email Mrs. Phinney)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2006
   - Phonics (Kindergarten)
   - Accelerated Reading Intervention (1st Grade)
   - Dyslexia (2nd Grade)
   - Accelerated Reading Intervention (3rd Grade)
   - Accelerated Reading Intervention (4th Grade)
   - Reading (Kindergarten)
                                                  - Science (4th Grade)
                                                  - Science (5th Grade)
                                                  - Science (6th Grade)
                                                  - ESL Inclusion


Mr. Kully Hoffpauir, Elementary PE
 (Email Mr. Hoffpauir)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2013
   - Elementary Physical Education
   - Dual Credit College Classes\Distance Learning Coordinator
   - Coaching Assignments









Mrs. Michele Bolin, Instructional Aide
(Email Mrs. Bolin)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2009
   - Serves in all Elementary classrooms assisting teachers
     in whatever area necessary. Additionally, Mrs. Bolin
     aides our Reading Specialist with individual instruction
     in reading assistance and learning. Her additional
     responsibilities include support for our library, recess
     and lunch room duties, and other areas as needed.





Mrs. Karen Blackford, Instructional Aide
(Email Mrs. Blackford)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2010
   - Serves in all Elementary and Secondary classrooms assisting
     teachers in whatever area necessary. Additionally, Mrs. Blackford
     aides our Reading Specialist with individual instruction
     in reading assistance and learning. Her additional
     responsibilities include support for our library, recess
     and lunch room duties, and other areas as needed.






Mrs. Jenni Davidson, Elementary Counselor (Pre-K thru 6th)
M.Ed., Guidance Counseling, Angelo State University
B.A., English, Angelo State University
(Email Mrs. Davidson)
Phone Contact: 655-2851

   - At Veribest since 2012
   - Elementary Student Counselor







Mrs. Kacy Jackson, Alternative Education
B.A, History and Government, Angelo State University
(Email Mrs. Jackson)
Phone Contact: 655-2851
   - At Veribest since 2012
   - Alternative Education
   - Inclusion








                 
                 

Veribest ISD
P.O. Box 490,
10062 F.M. Hwy.
Veribest, TX. 76886
Phone: 325.655.2851
   Fax: 325.653.0551

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