Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Coordinator
 Room #: 214c (behind the POV)
VP: (512) 596-2246 website: http://bit.ly/2aXJPPf
MTSS Coordinator
  • Provide support to administrators in establishing an implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Provide support to principals in assessing impact and effectiveness of their program
  • Assigned to the Instructional Division
  • Graduate of Lamar University
    • Deaf Education Certification (PK-12)
  • Graduate of Boston University 
    • Deaf Studies (B.S.)
    • Psychology (B.A.)
Other Training & Certifications
  • Gifted & Talented Training (30-hour training and annual updates)
  • Master Reading Teacher Certified
Experience in Education
  • Curriculum Specialist at Texas School for the Deaf 
  • High School Literacy Coach at Texas School for the Deaf 
  • ELA Department Chair in the High School at Texas School for the Deaf 
  • 9th-12th-grade teacher at Texas School for the Deaf 
  • Middle School Teacher's Assistant at The Learning Center for Deaf Children (now called Marie Phillip School for the Deaf) in Framingham, MA 
Personal Information
  • I was born hard of hearing and gradually lost most of my hearing up until HS when I became completely deaf.  I grew up oral and did not learn sign language until I was a sophomore in HS.  I honestly went off to college to learn more about Deaf Culture and more about myself as a Deaf person.  I chose Boston University rather than Gallaudet because my original post-secondary aspiration was to become a Pediatrician or something within the medical field, but as I learned about the lack of services available to Deaf children, I realized I could probably make the most impact as a teacher.  
  • I am married to a phenomenal professional photographer, Michael Samaripa.
  • I am a mother to two beautiful children who are the light of my life. 
  • You will most often find me in front of a computer (I LOVE: graphic design, web design, and everything tech.)  
  • I love to read and talk about books!