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Name:

AMBERLY KELTON

Amberly Kelton

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

(903) 640-2387

Class Room Number:

147 & 143

About Me

Educational History:

Bonham High School

  • Class of 1992

Texas A&M University-Commerce-May 1997 

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Texas A&M University-Commerce-December 2011

  • Master of Science in Elementary Education

Degrees and Certifications:

Certifications

  • EC-6
  • Special Education EC-12
  • Gifted & Talented
  • English as a Second Language

Current Position:

This is my seventh year as a Special Education/Life Skills’ teacher on the I.W. Evans’ Campus. I consider myself especially blessed for the priviledge I’ve been given to teach and interact with such a wonderful group of students and coworkers.

My classroom is oftentimes referred to as: “TRAILS.” TRAILS stands for Teaching Real Life Academics and Independent Living Skills. 

Through real-life applications in our classroom, our students learn many new things that will help them become successful citizens. We work hard to build our academic and social skills as well as life skills; all with a huge emphasis on character-building. We have delved into the amazing world of canine and equine therapy in the classroom, we play, learn and explore on field trips to The Dallas Zoo, The Christmas Tree Farm, The Pumpkin Patch and Science-Ag Day and last but not least, we make new friendships and countless memories.

Our Life Skills’ Program focuses on everyday skills for Special Education Students: personal/social skills, hygiene, independent life skills such as cooking and clothing care, work competencies, and functional academics. These skills are essential for Special Education students to learn because they provide the basis for and facilitate transition from school to life in the "real world.” Special education students learn things better when they are not confined to sitting behind a desk or staying in one spot, learning life skills are best done "by doing"; "We learn by doing." 

 

Foundation Skills

  • Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Subject Area Learning

  • Cognitive Development
  • Functional Academics

 

Life Skills

  • Domestic Family Life
  • Personal Social Development
  • Leisure/Recreation/Arts
  • Citizenship and Community Involvement 

 

When I’m not having a blast teaching and learning with my young friends in Life Skills, I’m helping to cultivate a love for all things robotics in a Robotics 2 after~school enrichment program. Also, I help nurture a curiosity for strategies and techniques to manage daily activities in an after~school enrichment class called Life Hacks. I enjoy serving as an instructor to students as they discover simple and cleverly delicious ways to make learning in life fun and interesting. 

Furthermore, I enjoy coaching the 5th and 6th Grade UIL Listening Skills’ Teams on the Evans’ Campus! I thoroughly appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given to help prepare students for contests that provide healthy, character building opportunities all the while promoting academic excellence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Information:

I am one blessed momma to three wonderful children. My son, Luke, is a 2018 Bonhi Graduate, my daughter, Maggie, is a Senior at Bonham High School and my daughter, Carrie, is an eighth grader on the L.H. Rather Jr. High Campus.

I enjoy spending time with my children and being an active role in their lives; I enjoy helping them plan adventures and accomplish dreams!

 

 

                                            My children and I

AMBERLY KELTON

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Contact AMBERLY KELTON

Classroom Number:
147 & 143
School Phone:
(903) 640-2387