Ms. SARAH MACHA

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MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University MA in Political Science, Sam Houston State University BA in Political Science, University of North Texas

Ms. SARAH MACHA

Honored to be the Instructional Facilitator for Waller JHS. I come to Waller with over a decade of experience in the classroom teaching on the junior high, high school and college level. I devoted my years in education working with English Language Learners and Title I students and in the last four years focused on college and career readiness and advanced academics for historically disadvantaged students helping many students become first generation college students within their families. I have seen firsthand the power of education to lift a person, family, neighborhood and community. As the Instructional Facilitator for Waller JHS, my goal is to be an advocate for the future of our students, helping to support teachers in the classroom to meet the needs of the students.

 

Education

  • Texas A&M University, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Sam Houston State University, MA in Political Science
  • ESC Region VI Texas Teacher Alternative Certification Program
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • University of North Texas, BA in Political Science

 

Teaching and Work Experience

  • Infinity Early College High School, New Caney ISD
  • Lone Star College System, Department of Education and Department of Government
  • Texas Tech University, Department of Political Science
  • Magnolia Junior High School, Magnolia ISD
  • Royal High School, Royal ISD

 

Additional Information

  • Honors: 2016-17 Texas Teacher of the Year Finalist (top 6 in the state), Texas Teacher of the Year Secondary Finalist (top 3 in the state), ESC Region VI Secondary Teacher of the Year, New Caney ISD Teacher of the Year, Infinity Early College High School Teacher of the Year
  • Served: Texas Education Agency’s Educators Standards Advisory Committee, Texas Education Agency’s discussion panel with Education Commissioner Mike Morath to discuss status of Texas education and educators
  • Member: Central Texas Historical Association, Mu Chi Texas A&M’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Invitee: Judge’s Semi-Finalist Panel for 2017-18 Texas Teacher of the Year sponsored by Texas Association of School Administrators, Guest to Governor’s Mansion for Texas Teacher Appreciation Celebration hosted by Governor Greg Abbott
  • Publications and Presentations: American Review of Politics, Sam Houston State University, Midwest Political Science Association Conference (Chicago, Illinois), East Texas Historical Association Conference (forthcoming)