Linbar education Consultants-Linda Raymer and Barbara Wilson

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Linda Raymer-Linbar consultantLinda Raymer M.ED.

Linda Raymer is a veteran public school educator having over thirty years experience as a classroom teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, and administrator.  She was educated in Baytown, Texas, a small town east of Houston.  She received a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from Stephen F. Austin University and a MED in Educational Supervision. She became certified in Mid-Management in the post graduate program at Lamar University.  Being a lifelong learner, she has continued to educate herself in "best practices" and research-based pedagogies.

After teaching numerous years in grades 1-5, Linda broadened her teaching skills by completing a 24 hour National Science Foundation Grant, with an emphasis on Problem Solving, at the University of Houston.  Teaching math became her passion and led to her becoming a staff developer in her district, around the state and in regional NCTM conferences.  Also included in Linda’s training portfolio are Gifted Education Strategies, Problem-Solving, Working with At Risk Students, Leadership for Differentiating Instruction, Team Building, Classroom Management, and Effective Teaching Strategies.

Linda joined a team of teachers and administrators in Baytown who were charged with developing and implementing a district-wide Effective Teaching Practices curriculum.  As phase two of this program was being developed, Ms. Raymer and another colleague became trainers for Fred Jones’ Positive Classroom Discipline and Positive Classroom Instruction, now known as Tools for Teaching.  Teachers from all grade levels and subject specialists adopted this management/teaching philosophy as it became a mainstay for Goose Creek ISD. Raymer was a two-time finalist for GCCISD Teacher of the Year.                   

Linda has nine years administrative experience as a principal and assistant principal.  The three elementary schools where Linda served as principal earned the State of Texas Exemplary rating, the highest rating for academic performance.  Linda’s philosophy of education embraces and dovetails relationship building, responsibility training, creativity, and meeting student needs through differentiation, while maintaining high expectations and accountability.  Her background in developing gifted and talented curriculum, problem-solving, literacy education, and differentiation serves as a springboard for promoting critical and higher level thinking for all students.

Her goal is to assist teachers, schools, and districts in maximizing their resources, fine tuning their skills, and creating an environment where every child can find his or her unlimited success! Most recently she was an instructor and Cohort Coordinator in the College of Education at the University of Texas@ Austin.

Linda calls Austin, Texas, home.

Barbara Wilson M.ED

Barbara Wilson-Linbar consultantBarbara M. Wilson of Baytown, Texas, has been a professional educator in the public schools since 1973.  She attended school in El Paso, Texas.  She received her BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from the University of Texas at El Paso.  She continued her postgraduate education after marrying and moving to Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston.  She received her Masters in Educational Supervision and certification in Mid Management from Stephen F. Austin University.

As a teacher for 13 years, she began her teaching in grades 2 – 5.  She then moved to junior school to teach at the secondary level.  She returned to elementary education as an assistant principal and two years later she began a 17 year career as an elementary principal.  During her career she has been department chairperson, trainer, team leader, chairperson for instructional leadership committee, and served on many district level committees.

Barbara was selected to be a trainer with a group of teachers and administrators who were implementing a district-wide Effective Teaching Practices curriculum.  She was also involved with training for administrators in interpreting data, collecting data, and developing district-wide forms for disaggregating data from each campus.

As a principal for 17 years, her schools were recognized by the state of Texas for excellent academic success and leading schools to be Texas Honor Schools.  These campuses included at-risk students as well as the gifted and talented students.  Wilson has continued to be successful by sharing strategies, training, and setting goals with school staff members, instructional leadership teams, and district administrators.  Her philosophy for successful educational practices is devoted to high expectations with accountability for all students and staff and building relationships with the students and staff.  Curriculum alignment vertically and sharing responsibility with a common vision are also leading factors in the success of a campus.

Wilson was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 1984.  She was named Administrator of the Year in 1999.  She also received the honor of Elementary Principal of the Year in 2004.

After retiring the summer of 2004, Wilson is currently working as a consultant for the University of Houston at Clear Lake in the educational department with teachers who are aspiring administrators.  She is also working as a consultant with Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District with first time teachers and first time principals and assistant principals.  She enjoys sharing ideas that will help other educators be successful at the campus and administrative level.

Barbara calls Baytown, Texas home where she works as a mentor throughout GCCISD for beginning teachers and administrators.
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