Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jackie Kirkelie
upon request- please email or call for appointment
8:30-9 a.m. Tuesday mornings, 4:20-4:50 Monday and Thursdays
I started teaching at Elder in 2010, I taught 8th grade ELA and 8th grade AP ELA for 2 years, before transitioning into the role of Reading Specialist for the campus. I am now the Reading Specialist for the campus, Targeted Reading Teacher, as well as the Data Analyst for the 6th grade team. I graduated from TCU with a bachelors degree of English Language Arts and Reading, with English as a Second Language. I also hold a certification for Scottish Rites Dyslexia training program. I struggled with reading in elementary and then finally all of the sudden in 4th grade, the light bulb popped on... I went from remedial reading in 4th grade to honors in 5th grade. I understand the frustration, and the work it takes to become an active reader, I hope I am able to help our students' light bulbs click on too. I also assist the ISD with curriculum and Professional Development Training.