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  • Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right

    So what exactly is feedback? Feedback is any response from a teacher in regard to a student’s performance or behavior. It can be verbal, written or gestural. The purpose of feedback in the learning process is to improve a student’s performance- definitely not put a damper on it. The ultimate goal of feedback is to provide students with an “I can do this” attitude.

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  • January Mentor of the Month

    David Garcia came to Clint ISD in the summer of 2019. His continuous dedication to the teachers of Horizon High School is evident in his willingness to attend and schedule all training and coaching sessions without hesitation. His demeanor and professionalism encourages those who work with him to look for pathways to grow in their profession. Mr. Garcia’s tool usage will expose educators to reach for their highest potential and master the art of teaching by understanding the importance of unpacking the TEKS, creating lessons that reflect those standards, and ultimately, making sure that the student activities will allow them to learn the skills. For these and many more reasons, Mr. Garcia is chosen as January’s Mentor of the Month.

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  • 5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

    Balancing my career as a teacher and my life as a wife and mother hasn’t always been easy. As most teachers know, taking work home is a common practice. Answering parent emails on the weekend, grading papers at night, and lesson planning in the early morning hours are things most teachers can admit to. Sometimes, taking work home with you is inevitable. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy balance between all that work and your personal life.

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  • December Mentor of the Month

    Ruben Castillo joined the Clint Family on July 9, 2019. As a new member of DHE, he has shown great dedication and perseverance in working with his pathway teachers. His enthusiasm shines through. During infield coaching, Ruben’s coaching style exuded passion as was evident in his patience and knowledge of how to guide a teacher through the intricacies of a standard. For these and many other reasons, Mr. Ruben Castillo was selected as December’s Mentor of the Month.

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  • Meeting Teachers Where They Are: Maslow Before Bloom

    If it is true that Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes before Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives when discussing students and their growth in a classroom, isn’t the same true for coaching teachers? We talk about growing teachers professionally, but have we taken the time to get to know them personally? Can we help them grow without first building trust? And are we truly building trust with adults when we don’t know whether or not they feel safe? Do they feel supported? Do they feel protected?

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Elementary New Teacher Mentor Coordinator

Nadia Tellez



Secondary New Teacher Mentor Coordinator

Rachel Ferreira



Secondary New Teacher Mentor Coordinator

Adrian Estorga



13100 Alameda Ave.

Clint, Texas 79836


Public Notification of Nondiscrimination It is the policy of Clint ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the district’s Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services, at 14521 Horizon Boulevard, El Paso, Texas, 79928, 915-926-4000 and/or Section 504 Coordinator at 14521 Horizon Boulevard, El Paso, Texas, 79928, 915-926-4000.