My name is Paula Brooks and I am beginning my 10th year at SHS!
As of this year I will be the coordinator for the Raider Lab at SHS as well as RTI. Raider Lab was established to help students with credit recovery and provide a place for students to take online college classes during their senior year.
I will continue to work with the High School Project for juniors and seniors. The High School Project is a culminating high school initiative that demonstrates a student's ability to write, speak, acquire and use knowledge,solve problems, and apply a variety of skills, including time management and task analysis. It is a culmination assessment that demonstrates what students know and can do as they prepare to graduate. It prepares them for college and/or the workplace and can help them transform their senior year into one that is uniquely challenging and stimulating.
With a great UIL coaching team, we will continue to be help students prepare for a quality Academic UIL program at Sunnyvale High School. We are building our Academic UIL program as one that will be recognized throughout the district, region and state. Last year the SHS UIL team continued the winning tradition as we won the 11 AAA District Meet, sent 30+ students to Academic UIL Regional competition where we were awarded Regional Champs and had 5 students to Academic UIL State competition.
I graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Business and Marketing minor. I continued my education to receive a certification in Secondary Business education and also an Elementary certificate. I hold a Technology Applications K-12 certificate and am Master Certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist using Microsoft 2010. My husband and I both teach and have enjoyed the profession for the past 22 years. This is my 9th year at Sunnyvale coming from a 2A school in Elysian Fields, TX (East Texas) where I taught the same curriculum.
I have been happily married for 32 years to Joey Brooks who recently retired from 9 years teaching social studies at Sunnyvale Middle School. We have one son, Jacob, who will be a freshman at Dallas Baptist University. You will most likely find us at the DBU Patriot Tennis matches in the fall and spring!