‘Caught in the Act’ spotlights Law Elementary School

Dual-language kindergarten teacher featured in October 2015 C.I.A. video

Cristina Garcia Chumillas, a dual-language teacher at Law Elementary School, was “Caught in the Act” of delivering great instruction during a recent visit to her kindergarten class. An HISD video crew, along with Elementary Curriculum and Development Officer Lance Menster and Assistant Superintendent of Multilingual Programs Gracie Guerrero, surprised Chumillas and her students and captured the video below.

The “Caught in the Act” video campaign recognizes highly effective HISD teachers who are delivering instruction that will lead to students becoming Global Graduates — young men and women who possess the skills necessary to ensure success in college and the ability to compete in today’s global workforce.

Throughout the 2015–2016 school year, the HISD video team, along with Menster or Chief Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer Annie Wolfe, will be dropping in on classrooms to observe and point out examples of effective instruction based on the six qualities of the Global Graduate profile: productive, a leader, a responsible decision-maker, a skilled communicator, a critical thinker, and a college-ready learner.

Teachers can be nominated for the video series by school offices, chiefs, principals, and teacher development specialists. To nominate someone, please send an email to HISDcia@houstonisd.org.