Trainers Sheila Mulbry and Nicole Shannon share their personal best-practices on:
- Using mysteries in literature
- Developing puzzle fiction projects
- Creating personal response papers
- Identifying themes and vocabulary in literature
- Writing mini-research reports
For the past 18 years, Sheila Mulbry has served as a TAG Resource Specialist for Round Rock ISD. She is a constant advocate for gifted students and their special needs, and presents staff development on gifted education for the district. Ms. Mulbry has degrees in Humanities and Elementary Education, and holds ESL and Gifted Endorsements from the State of Texas. She currently serves on the Education Committee for the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT).
Nicole Shannon has over 18 years of experience in gifted education. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Gifted/Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock ISD and has taught in the district for 10 years before taking the position. Previously, Shannon has served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and school principal at private schools in Hawaii, California and Virginia. She has presented to pre-service and in-service teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents on a variety of topics in gifted education. Shannon received her Bachelors of Science degree in ALD from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently completing her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Gifted/Talented at Lamar University in Beaumont.