Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


June 19, 2014

Bullard ISD names community relations liaison

BULLARD — Bullard Independent School District is proud to announce the addition of a new Community Relations Liaison/Secondary Curriculum Instructional Specialist. Amanda Goode will assume the new role effective August 2014.

Goode’s primary purpose will be to promote a positive relationship between the school district and the community by providing information about the district’s policies and goals while also keeping the community informed of various activities occurring within the district. She will also be responsible for distributing pertinent information about the district and its activities to employees. In addition, Goode will assist in the preparation of district publications as well as the design and maintenance of the district’s Web site and social media accounts, ensuring not only their effectiveness but also their functionality.

As an Instructional Specialist, Goode will provide support to secondary classroom teachers in developing curriculum that not only meets the needs of the students but also embraces 21st Century learning. She will encourage the use of technology, collaboration, and inquiry-based learning activities by demonstrating the use of strategies in the classroom to improve both teaching and learning. Additionally, she will provide professional development for teachers in all areas which focuses on the integration of technology in the curriculum. Goode will monitor curriculum to ensure resources and activities enhance rigorous academic content and meet the district’s vision of “Excellence through Education.”

Goode has been a teacher at Bullard Middle School for nine years and has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the 1:1 technology initiative on the middle school campus. She has studied at Apple Academy and the Buck Institute in an effort to help her campus embrace 21st Century learning. Goode co-authored the application and iBook that led to Bullard Middle School being named as an Apple Distinguished School for 2012-2015. She has assisted the district with professional development in technology and curriculum the past two years.

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