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Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12
 Job Description  

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

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 enjoys sharing her love of learning with students, co-workers and peers. She has presented at numerous local, state and national conventions and events.......from East Texas to Norfolk, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Racine, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California and stops along the way. 

Mrs. Ragland and her husband Tonie reside in Nogalus Prairie. They have two children and four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Ragland is a member of  Prairie View United Methodist Church, the DAR,DRT, and UDC.


Formal Education:
Beckville ISD, Grades K-6
Apple Springs ISD, Grades 7-8
New Summerfield High School, 1965 - Salutatorian
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)

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)

MIE Instructor, 2014, 2015
MIE Trainer, 2015
GOOGLE Educator, 2014

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

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
*TCEA 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for
Advancement of Technology in Education
*Thatcher Award  (TXDAR)


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 
     Numerous local, regional, state & national conferences, etc.

Workshops Presented: 
 "Unsinkable Science Activities"
"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"
KaHoot  It
HELP – New Teacher Orientation
Intro To GABBART (District Website Pages)

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