Dr. Sheryl Raffat Saeed

I have been affiliated with Sheldon ISD for over 40 years, since the day I started Kindergarten at Parkway Elementary, which is the annex building of the old C.E. King High School.  I am a proud C.E. King High School honor graduate.  During my time in high school, I was involved in the performing arts (band, choir, and volunteer for theater arts), National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, and French Club. I had many amazing teachers throughout my years in Sheldon ISD that left a positive and long-lasting impact on me, and it makes me very happy and proud to now serve the students and parents of my school district. It is my mission to pay it forward, and do the exact same for them.
 
This is my 18th year in public education, and my 15th year teaching in Sheldon ISD.  I received my latest degree, a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction-History/Social Education, from University of Houston in 2017.  My doctoral dissertation was related to theater arts integration in secondary history classrooms.
 
Between 2007 and 2009, I was extremely fortunate to be chosen to participate in a 3-year federal grant program that was jointly conducted by the University of Houston, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, and Region IV Education Service Center.  The purpose of this program was to foster curriculum expertise in a group of 30 history teachers from across the Houston area, which they could then bring back to their colleagues and students. Over the three years, not only did we meet regularly and form a close-knit group, but we traveled together to Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington D.C., to see and experience many historical sites firsthand. As we did so, we continually discussed best practices for teaching history.  Our group was also fortunate to interact with many well-known historians, authors, speakers, professors, and others who contributed greatly to our knowledge base. This program really changed my life, and I try to honor the spirit of that program through my work each and every day.
 
During the course of the aforementioned program, I met the person who would become my doctoral advisor. In addition, I was encouraged to become a presenter at the Region IV Social Studies Conference.  I went on to present my session, entitled "Content-Rich Skits for the History Classroom," for 10 years straight.
 
During my childhood, history was a very important subject in my house, as my father was a history buff who had so many history books that he had to build a special bookcase for them all, from floor to ceiling.  I'm thrilled to carry this love of history forward by sharing it with my students...and he would be excited to know that I am a history teacher today.  My husband also serves in the field of education, as a secondary principal.  He was also a history teacher prior to becoming a secondary administrator.  We are the proud parents of several amazing children!  My hobbies include genealogy, reading, writing, cooking, and music/arts.
 
Welcome Video
 
Credentials
Degrees:
Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, History/Social Education (2017); University of Houston
 
M.A., Sociology (concentration area: Criminology) (2000); University of Houston-Clear Lake
[*1999-Inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, Int'l Honor Society for Sociology Majors]
 
B.S., Behavioral Sciences-General (Sociology, Anthropology, & Psychology, with concentration area in Women's Studies) (1998); University of Houston-Clear Lake
 
A.A., Social Science (1997); San Jacinto College-North Campus

Teaching Certifications:
Social Studies Composite, 8-12
Generalist, 4-8
ELL Supplemental
 
Tutorials
Wednesday from 2:45-3:45, and by appointment
 
Conference
1st Period
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