Misty Wilson - Digital Learning Coach
Misty Wilson graduated high school from West Rusk High School in New London, TX. She earned her BA in teaching from Lubbock Christian University.
She began her teaching career in 2005 with Lubbock ISD teaching Pre-Kindergarten. She then journeyed out to Georgia for one year to teach Kindergarten at a private school. While she enjoyed teaching at that school, she missed her family and her roots in Texas. In 2007 she moved to the Dallas area where she taught 4th grade science for one year and then 2nd grade for the next five years with Richardson ISD. In the Spring of 2012, circumstances with her family brought her down to Lake Jackson and prompted her to take a year off from teaching. In 2013, she began her career with Brazosport ISD as a 2nd grade teacher at Jane Long Elementary. The next year she was changed to be the 3rd grade Math teacher at Long and was elected Teacher of the Year. In the Fall of 2015, Jane Long went 1:1 with Chromebooks and Misty was then hired as the Digital Learning Coach for Jane Long. She has a huge love for the students and staff here at Long and is excited to continue to work with them as their Digital Learning Coach.
Laurie Groom - Instructional Coach
Laurie Groom-Carder graduated high school from Spring High School in Spring, Texas (North Houston). Laurie earned her BA in Teaching from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a specialization in Life/Earth Science. Several years later she completed her post graduate work at SHSU in counseling.
Laurie began her career in 1989 in her hometown of Spring where she was a teacher in grades 1 - 5 teaching all subjects. She was also trained to be an instructional specialist in Spring ISD and later served as a counselor. When her spouse was transferred to San Antonio, she taught life science at Wood Middle School in Northeast ISD, San Antonio before returning to Spring ISD.
Her career took a turn when she was awarded the opportunity to do consulting work across the U.S. training school staffs in the Tribes process as well as consulting with Region 10 in the Dallas area. During that time, Laurie also helped the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County by opening a traditional club in Brazoria and then serving as Director of the A.C.E. program and finally, Director of Operations.
After six years of consulting and helping out BGCBC, Laurie decided her heart missed working with children and she returned to the classroom at O.A. Fleming Elementary. She enjoyed teaching at Fleming before joining the Curriculum and Instruction team as an instructional coach.
Laurie is married to Rick Carder from Sweeny, Texas. The two of them enjoy spending time with their kids and numerous grandchildren as well as fishing and travelling.