Dr. Donna Weikert has been named the new Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. This past year, Dr. Weikert provided instructional guidance and targeted intervention as a Master Reading Specialist at Shanklin Elementary. As Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, she will expand her focus to include Luling Primary School.
Dr. Weikert earned her Doctorate in Education this year, focusing on Teacher Leadership, and published her dissertation, Effectiveness of Reading Intervention Types in Increasing Comprehension for Intermediate Students. Donna holds two Master's degrees (Reading Education and Elementary Education) and Texas Educator certifications for Principal and Master Reading Teacher. Dr. Weikert has over 10 years' experience developing programs in literacy, dyslexia, reading intervention, ESL, and special education for elementary and secondary campuses. In addition, she has written several educational grants that have resulted in the acquisition of technology, curriculum, and a MakerSpace Lab, all geared towards increasing student literacy and engagement in classrooms.