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Rhonda Ponder

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Rhonda earned her Master of Science degree in elementary education with a concentration in math education at University of Houston-Clear Lake and her Bachelor of Science degree elementary education at University of Houston-Clear Lake.  Rhonda has devoted 30+ years to loving and teaching children of all ages.  She has taught elementary, intermediate and middle school students.  She taught summer school and tutored students after school to provide the extra help and skills needed for them to be successful.  While teaching is her passion, ensuring the success of all students is her goal.  Early in her career, Rhonda found that mathematics was her strength and an area where she could make strong connections and a marked improvement with students.  Rhonda incorporated a variety of teaching techniques into her lessons to improve and differentiate learning, such as modeling skills and strategies, and using manipulatives, repetitive review, written cues and verbalization.  While making learning fun and meaningful, she has helped hundreds of students build confidence in themselves.  In 2008, Rhonda was named Barbers Hill Elementary Teacher of the Year.  She has served as grade level leader and in various leadership roles for both curriculum and instruction.