Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Child and Family Studies Be GLAD Educator
Mrs. Maricela Callan
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Family Studies and a minor in English from Tarleton State University. I immediately went to work preparing North Garland High School students to become college ready through TRIO Upward Bound at Richland College. Soon I noticed an alarming number of high school students needed remedial reading and math classes before taking college-level coursework. I decided to earn my teaching certificate and headed to where it all begins- elementary school! Prior to Hickey, I was a Bilingual Teacher in McKinney ISD for nine years in grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 5th grade.
In 2013 became a Hickey All Star as a 4th grade teacher, which I enjoyed for two years before having the privilege of serving as our ESL Specialist. Through this role, my passion remains the same, just through a different medium- helping every student feel successful by building a strong educational foundation using the English language! I am grateful for this opportunity, which allows me to learn so much about different cultures, languages and traditions while teaching students English and American holidays and traditions. Outside of school, I enjoy making memories with my husband and two children through delicious food, sports and outdoor activities. Our dogs Boomer and Chuy are energetic and love to take me on runs, swim and play catch! I also enjoy volunteering at church, craft projects, event planning and spending time with family and friends.
Follow this link, TELPAS Score Look Up ,to view your child's scores. Your child's access code can be found in the Plano ISD Parent Portal. You may also click on "Find My Access Code" and follow the directions to look up your child's access code. Scores will be sent home with your child at the beginning of each school year. You can email Mrs. Callan if you need any help.
Fun fact: You can also view STAAR Scores through this same portal!
- Upon initial enrollment all students must have a Home Language Survey (HLS) completed in their permanent record (only one: the original). The HLS shall be administered to each student new to the district, and to students previously enrolled who were not surveyed in the past. If the HLS indicates a language other than English, testing must be initiated to determine English proficiency.
- For entry into an ESL program, a student shall be identified as an English learner using the following criteria. (1) In prekindergarten through Grade 1, the student's score from the listening and speaking components on the state-approved English language proficiency test for identification is below the level designated for indicating English proficiency. (2) In Grades 2-12, the student's score from the listening, speaking, reading, and writing components on the state-approved English language proficiency test for identification is below the level designated for indicating English proficiency.
No. Your child will be assigned a grade level teacher. Soon after enrollment we will do a short language assessment on campus. Students needing direct language instruction can receive extra instruction in an ESL classroom. ESL Specialists will give instruction in the ESL classroom typically during language arts stations. ESL Specialists will never pull students during direct teacher instruction, class field trips, celebrations or specials.