Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12
 Job Description  

Building 3, (HDOT - MS Campus)      Office Phone: 936-875-9254    Cell Phone: 936-635-9162

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Joan Davis Ragland, B.S. (1970), M.ED.(1974), SFASU
Mrs. Ragland has been an employee of the Hudson School District since the fall of 1978.  

Job assignments have included the following:  7th grade Science teacher; 7th grade math teacher, driver education instructor, Integrated Studies teacher and Science/Social Studies Curriculum Specialist K-12  She has served as sponsor/coach of many extra-curricular groups such as middle school cheerleaders, swim team, ABBIT, UIL, STACK and GEARUP Coordinator.

Mrs. Ragland and her husband Tonie reside in Nogalus Prairie. They have two children and three grandchildren. 

Mrs. Ragland is a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 Formal Education:
Beckville ISD, Grades K-6
Apple Springs ISD, Grades 7-8
New Summerfield High School, 1965 - Salutatorium
Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S., 1970
Stephen F. Austin State University, M.Ed., 1974

Professional Certification:
Elementary Self-Contained, Grades 1-8(1974)

PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION:
Elementary Self-Contained, Grades 1-8 (1970)
Driver Education, Grades 9-12 (1971)
Elementary English, Grades 1-9 (1981)
Elementary Life/Earth Science, Grades 1-8 (1981)

Certificates:
MIE Instructor, 2014, 2016
MIE Trainer, 2015

GOOGLE Educator, 2014
 

Teaching experience: 
Apple Springs I.S.D., 1971-1978
Hudson I.S.D., Lufkin, Tx., 1978-present 

Extra-Curricular activities:
Cheerleader Sponsor
Science/Ecology Club Sponsor
U.I.L. Coach
STACK/LEAD Sponsor
Swim Team Coach
ABBIT Sponsor

Spring Break Tours to Washington, D.C.
Angelina County Science/Technology Fair

Teaching Honors/Awards: 
*Texas State Teacher of the Year Finalist
*Nine Who Make A Difference, KTRE-TV
*TMA'S Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
*HMS Teacher of the Year, 1988 & 1998
*Southwestern Bell Corp. Distinguished Teaching Award for
Excellence in Science Teaching

 

Continuing Education:  
Science Institute, El Paso, Tx.
Gifted and Talented, Kilgore, Tx.
Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development Institute.
Teacher Conservation Institute
Sea Camp, Galveston, Tx.
TI^3, Norfork, Virginia
TEXTEAMS, Dallas, Tx. 
Sustainability Institute, Racine, Wisconsin
Science Safety, Washington, D.C.
Safety in the Science Laboratory, Austin, Tx
Instructional Leadership Development
Classrooms of Distinction Interactive Forum
DMAC, Kilgore 
     Plus additional local, regional, state & national conferences, etc.

Workshops Presented: 
 "Unsinkable Science Activities"
 "HIV/AIDS"
"Science, The Final Connection"
"Technology and Science"
"Technology in the Classroom"
"Safety in the Science Lab"
"Calculators, Keyboards, Computers, Oh My!
"Adaptations, Modifications, and Inclusion"
"Differentiating Teaching Styles and Student Activities"
"The Ball is in Your Court"
"Plan, Commit, Succeed, Oh My!"
"Resuscitate Your Classroom"
Vision->Reality

KaHoot  It
HELP – New Teacher Orientation
Intro To GABBART (District Website Pages)