Ms. Gealow

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Ms. Gealow

I am in my 35th year of teaching.  The last 15 years have been science.  I love teaching hands on science!  I love to travel.  I love sports too.  I love the Astros!

Ms. Branin

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Howard Payne University

Ms. Branin

My name is Laura Branin and I am a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. In my 17 years of teaching, I have experienced teaching both departmentalized and self-contained classes ranging from Third Grade to Sixth Grade. I have enjoyed all grade levels and subjects that I have taught over the years, but my favorite grade level is 5th grade and Math is the subject I enjoy most. 
 
As a child, I always dreamed of becoming a teacher. I love to learn and I enjoy working with children...teaching is the perfect career for both of these.
 
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my 4 year old son and taking rides on the Harley with my husband. 
Ms. Gilleylen

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Ms. Gilleylen

Welcome to a new school year Hirsch Hawks! 

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Career

I have taught for 23 years.  During those years, I have had the pleasure of teaching grades ranging from 2nd to 5th in all subjects.  My favorite grade to teach is 5th grade and my favorite subject to teach is Social Studies with Reading being a very close second.

Education

I received an Associate Degree in Business Management from Austin Community College and then decided to get a degree in teaching.  I graduated from Huston Tillotson College with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Huston-Tillotson is a small historical college located in Austin, Texas. 

Family & Hobbies

I grew up in Austin, Texas.  In Jr. High and High school I played basketball, volleyball, ran track, and played the clarinet in the band.  I am married and have two teenage sons.  My youngest son studies performing arts and my oldest son is a student-athlete.  During my free time, I really enjoy DIY (do-it-yourself) projects around the house.  I tend to catch up on my reading during holidays and summer breaks.  My favorite author is Francine Rivers.  She writes inspirational fiction books. 

Ms. Rondon

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Ms. Rondon

My name is Darlyn Rondon and I love teaching  5th grade!
I am a bilingual ELA teacher and reading is definitely one of my favorite hobbies.
I look forward to evoking the same love of reading in each of my students and watching them soar into new levels of success!