Teacher Mentor Coordinator
Spearman ISD's Teacher Mentor Program
Spearman ISD's vision is to have an effective highly qualified beginning teacher program that partners with teachers new to the profession. The mentor program provides support that is sustained over time and intended to further the education and professional development of the protégé. First, second and third year teachers will receive mentoring, coaching and training in a variety of different levels (The Heart of Teaching). We believe every teacher can be effective when given the training, support and time.
Everyone needs time to process new learning. A thoughtful training plan has been established considering the amount of new information being taught, timing of the school year, and expected outcomes. Seven teachers are part of this dynamic team called Lynx to Learning Teacher Academy.
The Lynx to Learning Teacher Academy meets throughout the school year covering topics that inspires, supports, and encourages others so they are effective teachers that make a positive difference in the lives of their students.
Hannah Baker is a third grade teacher at Gus Birdwell Elementary. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. An honor she holds is President Honor Roll for three consecutive years while in college.
She is enjoying her first year as a teacher. Her future goals are to continue teaching elementary students. She enjoys reading, watching football, and basketball when she has free time.
Baker is an alumnus of Delta Delta Delta.
She is a member of the Lynx to Learning team. Spearman ISD feels fortunate to have Ms. Baker as one of their teachers. She is a creative teacher and enjoys finding fun ways to teach students.
Erynn Flores teaches Pre-Kindergarten at Gus Birdwell Elementary (GBE). She previously worked as a paraprofessional at GBE while working towards her degree. Last year, she taught Pre-Kindergarten in Sunray.
Erynn is a Spearman High School graduate. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from West Texas A&M University.
Her honors include being named January Teacher of the Month at Sunray ISD. She enjoys running and playing with her children.
Erynn is a member of the Lynx to Learning Academy team.
Welcome back to Spearman ISD. We are glad you came back home!
Beaux Gipson is the health science teacher at Spearman High School. He is the Offensive Coordinator/ QB coach and will coach track.
He and his wife Christian moved to Spearman from Louisiana.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and master’s degree from Southern Arkansas University. He enjoys sports, outdoors, and music.
Coach Gipson is part of the Lynx to Learning Academy team.
Coach Gipson loves Texas football. Welcome to Texas! Coach Gipson, you are a great fit for the SISD team!
Hannah McGarraugh is a Spearman High School graduate and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University. She is teaching science at Spearman High School.
She has been the Spearman Swim Club coach and will be coaching swim team for Spearman High School.
Mrs. McGarraugh recently married Bailey McGarraugh and started working for Spearman ISD in August.
Her future plans are to coach and teach in Spearman and eventually gain her master’s degree. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dogs, and finding concerts to attend. She loves music!
She is a member of the Lynx to Learning Academy team. We are so glad you came back home and are teaching at Spearman High School. Welcome home!
Natalie Franklin is a third grade teacher at Gus Birdwell Elementary. Her significant other is Chris Mathis and they have one child, Lawson.
Franklin graduated from West Texas A&M University. Her honors include Dean’s Honor Roll and President’s Honor Roll. She is a member of TAFE.
She enjoys sports and spending time with her family.
She is a member of the Lynx to Learning team. Spearman ISD is happy to have Ms. Franklin on staff. She is a teacher that is making a difference in the lives of her students!
Katy Roach is married to Randall and they have three children. She is a math teacher at Spearman High School. She has taught 8-12th math previously before joining the Spearman ISD team.
She earned her associate’s degree from South Plains College and bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. She was named Teacher of the Year for Top of Texas 2015-2016 school year.
Her goal is to finish her master’s degree and transition into counseling in the future. She enjoys sewing and quilting in her free time.
Roach joined the Spearman ISD team last spring as an inclusion math teacher. She is a member of the Lynx to Learning team. She brings experience to the academy team.
Spearman ISD is happy to have you on the team!
Roger Morton is married to Bonnie. He is the business teacher at Spearman High School. He previously taught Special Education at Wichita Falls ISD.
Morton earned his bachelor’s degree from Harding University and master’s degree from Midwestern State University.
He enjoys bowling, movies, and board games.
He is a member of the Lynx to Learning team. Morton also has experience in the accounting profession. He brings his knowledge and experience to his classroom and makes the learning real for his students. We are happy to have you as a member to the team!