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Certification Graduates for Fall 2015

by Dr. Bruce Ellis

TCEA would like to congratulate the following amazing educators who have completed a certification with us during the fall of 2015. These individuals have put in many long hours honing their craft, networking with peers, and preparing a portfolio showcasing their new skills and tools.

Campus Technology Specialist Certification – This certification is designed for campus educators wanting to develop and demonstrate abilities to integrate technology effectively and build capacity at the local campus level. This certification is designed for teachers, librarians, and technology specialists. Earning this important certification is Faylynn McMahon of Comal ISD. 

Technology/IT Director Certification – This certification is designed for educators who wish to become (or already are) district-level technology or IT directors by developing skills to lead staff and students in the effective visioning, implementation, and use of educational technology. Graduating with this certification is Justin Krause of Right Step.

NEW! Chromebook Certification (Level 1) – This certification helps classroom teachers build foundational skills in using the Chromebook as an effective instructional tool with their students. The program is completely online and self-paced, making it convenient for educators with busy schedules. Graduates for Fall 2015 earning this certification include:

  • Cheryl Blocker. Lubbock ISD
  • Charlotte Castillo, Goose Creek ISD
  • Donna Corbin, Lubbock ISD
  • Holly Garcia, Lubbock ISD
  • Katelyn Gribbon, Lubbock ISD
  • Sarah Henderson, Lubbock ISD
  • Lori Holt, Lubbock ISD
  • Marci Kinch, Lubbock ISD
  • Nancy McReynolds, Lubbock ISD
  • Rebecca Ray, Lubbock ISD


TCEA currently offers these and other certifications to assist educators in becoming more proficient in specific areas. Each certification consists of required coursework, a final project, and a portfolio. Coursework takes place via a combination of live webinars, face-to-face trainings, and/or online courses. While each certification begins in September, anyone can join at any time during the year to get the process rolling and start their coursework and catch any missed courses when they are next repeated or the following fall.

More information about the certifications that TCEA offers can be found here. If you have questions about any of the certifications, you can always contact Dr. Bruce Ellis at bellis@tcea.org or by calling 512.450.5396.

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