Ms. Joy Moore Missildine B. S. Ed., M.A.I.S.

Phone: 903.262.1505

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Ms. Joy Moore Missildine B. S. Ed., M.A.I.S.

Razorback Reading/Tech Circles  As we approach STAAR testing preparation, teachers and students are all pledging to be "Game-Changers" this next six-weeks.  Please know that your student may have access to our library before and after school.  Your student may sign up and receive a pass to come to the library as needed.  Some days we read to improve our current lexile levels; somedays there are chess games and checkers to invite cause and effect thinking; and some days we can explore new technology apps.  Ms. Joy would like you to encourage 20-30 minutes per day for outside reading.  If this happens, the likelihood of scoring above 90% on any standardized test taken increases dramatically.                                                                                                                   
Credentials:  
Bachelor of Science, Ed.- Abilene Christian University; Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies -University of Texas - Tyler
Additional Graduate  Hours - Stephen F.Austin University, University of Texas - Tyler  
Texas Teaching Certifications: Lifetime Provisional K-8; All-Level Learning Resources/Media, All-Level Gifted/Talented, All-Level English K-12, All-Level Language Arts/Reading K-12, All-Level Art K-12, All-Level Home Economics/Design
Minor Teaching Fields:  Technology, English, Art/Design, Music,& Theatre
 
Ms. Joy's Teaching Philosophy
I welcome you to the James S. Middle School Library. I am the Librarian/Media/Technology Specialist and have taught twenty-five years in TylerISD and eight years elsewhere. Our Library is located upstairs on the South side of the campus and is open for student use from 7:45-4:30 on Monday-Thursday, or later when necessary. Friday's schedule is from 7:45-3:45.
 
Loving kids is what I do! It has never been easy for me to decide which interests I wish to share more: appreciating literature, all kinds of music with keyboard and guitar, all art/design history through various medium, or athletic endeavors which fall only slightly behind my first-mentioned interests. More important to me than all of these, I am a Christian believer. I have been a lifelong runner. and I love basketball, soccer, tennis and even occasionally, golf.  I also love to laugh!  My mantra: "If students read quality writing, they will emulate those same writing skills as they explore their own written expressions."  Helping students find "what they need to know" with higher-ordered thinking queries and research strategies using current, available technology is an on-going challenge that is greatly emphasized. 
 
Please feel free to contact me by email:  joy.missildine@tylerisd.org or 903 262-1505