• Mrs. Haney

    A Little About Me:  Hello! I am thrilled to serve the Collegiate Academy students this year as the TSI Coordinator. I teach the following classes this year: 10th grade Pathways, TSI Reading, and Composition Support.  I  taught English at Bridges Accelerated Learning Center in GCISD for the 18 years before joining Collegiate Academy during its first year in the 2014-2015 school year. During my time at Bridges, I specialized in meeting the diverse needs of my learners, integrating technology into my classes, and developing/rekindling my students’ interest in reading. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995. I earned a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science in 2002 from the University of North Texas. 

    I know we all have an exciting year before us during our fourth year at our new school as we celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2018, our FIRST class to graduate.
      
    In 2014 I was honored to be selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity; I am so blessed to have been one of the 25 teachers chosen. I spent one month during the summer working with prominent Shakespearean scholars, actors, and librarians to design engaging lessons to be shared nationally. We focused on Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. We continue our work from the institute as we share our learning with teachers from all over the country at The National Council of Teachers of English conference.
     
    I was further honored to be announced as GCISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year in May 2015! 
     
    I also was to be chosen for another National Endowment for the Humanities opportunity to study literature and immigration throughout the Bay Area of California with professors from San Jose State University and many prominent literary figures such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Luis Valdez, Andrew Lam, and Ping Chong. While in California, I learned performance techniques to facilitate student learning in literary analysis and ways to make learning relevant for students. I use these skills in my classroom and in working with my theater club. Last year our theater club produced two plays. This year we plan to produce our first musical.
     
    This past summer I studied Emily Dickinson's poetry at Amherst College with The Emily Dickinson Museum through The National Endowment for the Humanities. I enjoyed staying at Mayo Smith House on campus, and I can't wait to tell our students all about Amherst College and what I learned this summer.
     
     
    I also serve as the Collegiate Academy yearbook sponsor, and I am sure I will see you at one of the schools' many extracurricular events. 
      
    Kristinia Haney
    Pathways Teacher
    Email: kristinia.haney@gcisd.net
    Phone: 817-515-6775
    Conference Times: Monday and Wednesday  10:25-11:45     Tuesday and Thursday:  12:30-1:50