• 2023 Summer Teacher Externships with Plano ISD Business Partners | Program Graduation

    July 18, 2023

    Supported by the Plano ISD Education Foundation, the Plano ISD professional learning department, helped provide 19 Plano ISD educators, with the opportunity to work with leaders at local businesses and non-profits to explore the knowledge and skills needed to assist student learning in their classrooms. After completing this summer program, teacher externs will bring their real-life experiences back to their classrooms to help prepare Plano ISD students for success beyond the classroom.

    On July 18, the teacher externs met as a group to share their experiences and lesson plan designs with their fellow externs and to celebrate their graduation from the program. A special thank you to the 2023 community partners that helped make this experience possible.

    Thank You Community Partners

    The Assistance Center of Collin County

    • Loretta Bradshaw, Stinson Elementary School
    • Katy Brandeland, Hughston Elementary School  


    • Andrew Valentine, Plano Senior High School

    Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

    • Terri Hamilton, Hendrick Elementary School  

    Children's Health

    • Jamie Wells, Boggess Elementary School  

    City House

    • Courtney Craven, Dooley Elementary School  

    City of Plano - Environmental Health

    • Dayle Thornal, Memorial Elementary School  

    City of Plano - Library Services

    • Miranda Munguia-Paul, Shepton High School

    City of Plano Technology Services

    • Ellen Miller, Daffron Elementary School  


    • Tina Cone, Academy High School
    • Paul Dumka, Williams High School

    Learning Forward Texas

    • Lisa Waterman, Rice Middle School
    • Mikala Westbrook, Sigler Elementary School

    Medical City Plano

    • Dyana Edwards, McMillen High School

    My Possibilities

    • Marcie Bell, Bethany Elementary School
    • Courtney Weinberg, Stinson Elementary

    Shops at Legacy

    • Gema Munoz, Rice Middle School


    • Kelly Froemming, Wells Elementary School
    • Laura Reberger, Clark High School
  • Congratulations 2023 Teacher Externship Graduates!

    group photo of 2023 Teacher Externs

    Group photo of 2023 Teacher Externs, their partners and district staff.