Elementary Campus

Mr. Kalum McKay
Elementary Campus Principal
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
kalum.mckay@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2015


Veribest Independent School District's Elementary Campus

awards of excellence

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 theinvitation. 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

PPCD, Early Childhood
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
deedee.schniers@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2004
   
- Morning Work/Coloring, Cutting and Handwriting
   - Circle Time
   - Centers
   - Sing, Dance, Exercise
   - Reading and Centers


Mrs. Ashley Richey
PPCD Aide, Early Childhood
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
ashley.richey@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2015
   
- 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
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
karen.ensor@veribestisd.net
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


Ms. Deanna Schaefer
Kindergarten
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
deanna.schaefer@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 1999
   -
Language Arts and Pre-Reading
   - Health and Social Studies
   - Science Class
   - Mathematics
   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Kimberly Gust
First Grade
M.Ed., Guidance Counseling, Angelo State University
M.Ed., Administration, Angelo State University
B.S, Special Education, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
kimberly.gust@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 1981
   -
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
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
charla.blackwell@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2001
   -
Math
   - Language Arts
   - Physical Education
   - Spelling
   - Written and Fact Assessment
   - Reading
   - Social Studies
   - Science Class
   - Phonics
   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Amanda Warren
Third Grade
B.S., Kinesiology with Teaching Certification, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
amanda.warren@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2014
   -
Reading
   - Social Studies
   - Language Arts
   - Science
   - Mathematics
   - ESL Inclusion
   - Cheerleader Sponsor


Ms. Kate Gracey
Fourth Grade, Elementary English Language Arts
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
kate.gracey@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2016
   -
Language Arts (4th Grade)
   - Language Arts (5th Grade)
   - Language Arts (6th Grade)
   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Janet Phinney
Fifth Grade, Elementary Science and Social Studies
B.S., Education, Angelo State University
B.S., Animal Sciences, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
janet.phinney@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2006
   -
Science (4th Grade)
   - Science (5th Grade)
   - Science (6th Grade)
   - Social Studies (4th Grade)
   - Social Studies (5th Grade)
   - Social Studies (6th Grade)
   - Gifted and Talented
   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Cymber Book
Sixth Grade, Elementary Mathematics
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
cymber.book@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2014
   -
Math (4th Grade)
   - Math (5th Grade)
   - Math (6th Grade)
   - ESL Inclusion


Mrs. Kacy Jackson
Alternative Education
B.A., History and Government, Angelo State University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
kacy.jackson@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2012
   -
Alternative Education
   - Inclusion


Ms. Jessica Glass
ESL and Elementary Alternative Education
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
jessica.glass@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2014
   -
ESL Coordinator
   - Elementary Alternative Education


Coach Kevin James
Elementary Physical Education\Coaching Assignments
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
kevin.james@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2014
   -
Elementary Physical Education
   - Coaching Assignments


Mrs. Chrys Martin
Elementary Instructional Aide
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
chrys.martin@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2014
   -
Serves in all Elementary classrooms assisting teachers
     in whatever area necessary. Additionally, she 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. LeeAnn Cauley
Response to Intervention (RTI) Coordinator
B.S., General Education, Angelo State University
Special Education and ESL Certifications
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
leeann.cauley@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2013
   -
Tier 1: High-Quality Classroom Instruction, Screening, and Group Interventions
   - Tier 2: Targeted Interventions
   - Tier 3: Intensive Interventions and Comprehensive Evaluation


Mrs. Shelbie McKay
District Counselor
M.Ed., School Counseling, Lamar University
B.S., Exercise Sports Science, Texas Tech University
Phone: 325.655.2851 - (School Secretary)
Fax: 325.653.0551
shelbie.mckay@veribestisd.net
At Veribest since 2015
   -
Elementary Student Counselor