Welcome to Wyatt! My name is Angela Krape and I’m the campus Instructional Specialist. It is my pleasure to serve our community in this role, and I do that in a variety of ways. First, I work with students struggling to read. I teach the Take Flight program for identified dyslexic students, as well as pre-dyslexic therapy using Rite Flight, Touchphonics, and Herman. I work with our staff to share ideas in planning and all curriculum areas to support them with differentiation in the classroom. Second, I also serve as the campus CMIT (Campus Monitoring Intervention Team) and 504 coordinator. I meet with parents and teachers to document student needs and accommodations to meet those needs. Third, I am the mentor liaison for our new staff. I answer questions about Wyatt and provide support for curriculum needs and planning. Last, I am team leader for our amazing Academic Specialists’ team: PACE, ESL, Library, Technology, and Literacy.
This is my twentieth year to teach public education. I grew up in the heart of the East Texas oil field, and graduated from White Oak High School. I graduated with my Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education from Kilgore Junior College. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas in Tyler with my BS in Elementary Education and a specialization in English. I graduated summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University with my M.Ed. in Reading Education, and received the Reading and Bilingual Departmental award for my professional paper on using poetry with young children. I was awarded Wyatt’s teacher of the year in 2011. I received the PTA Lifetime Achievement Awarded in 2016.
I’m married to my college sweetheart, David Krape, and we celebrated our 27th anniversary this year! We have two children raised in Plano ISD. Our son, James, is a freshman at Texas Tech University. My youngest, Caroline, is a junior at Plano West and is in marching band. You will see us in the stands each Friday night cheering for our Wolfpack! Wyatt is a great community with friendly families and an amazing staff; I look forward to meeting you!