As Director of Education Programs for One Southlake, Becky Schraeder plays a vital role in our program development. She writes our curriculum. She also ensures that our History Enrichment program is closely aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the Texas State curriculum standards, which means the content is age-appropriate and addresses essential social studies concepts.
17-YEAR TEACHING CAREER
Becky has a 17-year teaching career, most recently seventh grade Texas History, at Dawson Middle School in Southlake, where she taught from 2005 to 2019. She has also taught tenth grade World History and eleventh grade U.S. History. Outside of her career in education, Becky worked for Delta Air Lines for 26 years both as a flight attendant and as part of the in-flight management team.
Becky is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a BA in History and a minor in Sociology. She also holds a lifetime teaching certification in History and Sociology 6-12 and a Social Studies Composite Certification, 7-12.
SPEAKERS LINED UP PREPARED TO SPEAK TO THE TEKS
“As someone who loves history and is passionate about the importance of learning history, I am so excited and proud to be a part of One Southlake. We have created three great programs that are educational, engaging and add value to both teachers and students.
As a retired social studies teacher, I know first hand the difficulty and the work involved in finding speakers to come to your classroom. The fact that One Southlake not only has speakers lined up from more than 30 countries for teachers to choose from, but also that the speakers are knowledgeable of the TEKS and are prepared to speak to those TEKS, is a huge win and time saver for teachers. We strive to be a great resource for teachers and not one more thing on their plate. We want to make it as easy on teachers as possible while adding true value to the learning experience in their classroom.
PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL RESONATES WITH STUDENTS
From a student’s perspective, they love speakers! Although reading textbooks and hearing teachers' lectures are great, there is nothing that can take the place of hearing from a real person (primary source) who can give their first-hand experience and account of what it is like to grow up in another country and tell about their immigration experience. After attending one of our programs, students will have a greater understanding of other countries as well as an appreciation for the freedoms and opportunities we have in the United States.
One Southlake truly is an exceptional History Enrichment Program and one that I look forward to sharing with as many students and teachers as possible!”