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School Year #30
School Year #30
The struggle is real!
The struggle is real!
December book fair
December book fair
Explaining the 30-40-50-75 Book Challenge
Explaining the 30-40-50-75 Book Challenge
Taking a reading break while the network is shut down.
Taking a reading break while the network is shut down.

I began my career as a 6-8 middle school Language Arts teacher in 1990. (29 years for those of you that can't do math in your head!) I taught in a small high school teaching English, Yearbook Dance line and Spanish. I spent 9 years as a librarian in a 1st-5th grade school.

I added the Principal and Superintendent Certification to my resume. I spend a few years trying out administration. (Assistant Principal, Federal Programs Supervisor & Instructional Coach) I returned to my favorite- library in 2014. I am the librarian for 600 5th & 6th graders in the school I attended as a child. I was a library assistant in 8th grade so you can say I have come full circle.

Education:

  • Superintendent Certification Program, Bill Ratliff School Executive Academy-Region 8, 2007
  • Principal Certification Program, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2002
  • M.S., Library, Media, and Information Science, East Texas State University, 1996
  • B.A., English, East Texas State University, 1990

Certifications:

  • Superintendent (Grades EC-12)
  • Principal (Grades EC-12)
  • Learning Resources Specialist (Grades PK-12)
  • ESL Supplemental (Grades 6-12)
  • Secondary English (Grades 6-12)

I am married to Ben, also a Paris HS graduate. We have a son, Jackson, a Freshman at Paris High, and a goofy Labradoodle, Radar.

As a family, we enjoy video games, Presidential Libraries, museums and watching Saturday Night Live. Someday we hope to travel to Washington D.C. and Canada.

I love to read, crochet and work my part-time job at maurices as a stylist. My guilty pleasures are Hallmark movies, potato chips and pizza.

 

P, B, & J Alsup
P, B, & J Alsup
Jackson plays in the Paris High Blue Blazes Band.
Jackson plays in the Paris High Blue Blazes Band.
Radar, out Labradoodle
Radar, out Labradoodle
Part time job as Stylist at maurices
Part time job as Stylist at maurices