Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Wanda Poindexter
I began teaching at Community ISD in August 2000. I taught sixth grade Reading for twelve years. During seven of those years I also taught ESL and three of those years I taught Dyslexia, as well as, tested students for the district. I have taught Creative Writing, Leadership, and one year of Language Arts. I was RTI coordinator for one semester at the middle school. In 2013 I began a two-year dyslexia training program at Scottish Rite Hospital to become an Academic Language Therapist. I completed that program in 2015 and I am now a licensed and certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT). This is my fourth year teaching as a CALT Therapist at Community. I taught ESL and Developmental Reading at Collin College and substitute taught in several districts in North Texas for about four years prior to that. I have been in education for the last twenty years and still love helping students be successful.
I have an Associate degree in Office Administration and I received my Bachelor of Art degree from Dallas Baptist University in Business and Education. I also have received a Master degree from Texas Woman’s University in Reading and Education. I received a second Master degree from Texas A&M Commerce in Educational Leadership.
I am Texas native and have four grown children. My oldest daughter, Wendy, is a teacher and my youngest daughter, Dawn, is a nurse. My oldest son, Ryan, is an electrician and my youngest son, Jay, installs and repairs medical equipment (and is a bee keeper on the side). I have nine grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them and watching them play sports, play music, swim, fish, sing or dance.