Dr. Aimée Noelle Ratliff



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Aimée Noelle Ratliff

     I grew up in Plano, Texas and attended Shepard Elementary, Wilson Middle, Vines High, and Plano Senior High Schools.  My mother was a teacher and counselor in PISD and spent her last 20+ years as a counselor at Clark High School.  My father was an orthopedic surgeon and was the Plano East team doctor for many years.  I went to The University of Texas at Austin to earn a bachelor's degree in English, Texas State for Secondary Teacher Certification, The University of North Texas in Denton for a master's degree in Secondary Education, and Northcentral University in Arizona for a doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

    I began teaching in the middle of the school year at Vines High School where I taught 9th and 10th grade English.  It has been an honor to teach with so many of the teachers who inspired me and believed in me.    Wildcats are all so interconnected, and I thrive on that connectedness.  After two and half years at Vines High School, my friends in the English Department at Plano Senior High encouraged me to come teach juniors and seniors.  I have been here ever since teaching various levels of English, being Honors English IV team lead for some years, writing curriculum, sponsoring and teaching Peer Assistance and Leadership, and ultimately falling in love with Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID).  AVID has been a gift.  I couldn't ask for a better co-coordinator, Jackie Dillon.  We have a nurturing team of AVID coordinators across PISD, and I am so proud to be a part of the PLANO AVID FAMILY.  I have been teaching AVID for 10 years at Plano Senior.   In addition to AVID, I taught Radio & Television last year.  This year along with my incredible incoming AVID juniors, I will be teaching College Reading, which will blend nicely with the AVID curriculum. 

Over the summer I had the opportunity to travel to Tokyo, Japan and to Xi'an and Beijing, China.  In Beijing, China I taught strategies to high school teachers who taught various subjects.  The Sino-American Bridge for Education and Health (SABEH) and Beijing's International School #35 made that collaboration possible.  I look forward to keeping in touch with my newest educator friends via WeChat.  

Teacher Schedule

  • 1st period:  AVID III  

    2nd period:  AVID III

    3rd period:  AVID III

    4th period:  AVID III

    5th period Conference

    6th period:  College Reading

    7th period:  AVID Team

Tutorial Schedule

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students have tutorials DURING the AVID Elective Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week with few exceptions.  Students may also schedule a conference/appointment to meet with me for tutorials as needed.