A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT MRS. McALISTER
Mrs. McAlister graduated in 1988 from McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2009 she attended Lamar University while teaching in Willis and earned a Masters degree in Education Administration. Mrs. McAlister was CC Hardy's Teacher of the Year in 2004 and was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Willis ISD. She was also recognized as a regional Teacher of the Year finalist for Region VI. She has been teaching in Willis for 15 years and has a total of 20 years of experience.
During her twenty years as a teacher Mrs. McAlister has served as a cheerleading sponsor, a seventh and eighth grade athletic coach, 6th grade UIL spelling coach, Spelling Bee pronouncer, fifth grade team leader, a Reading department head, and a safety patrol sponsor.
Public service is a big part of Mrs. McAlister's life. She is currently volunteers with organizations that involve helping children. She serves as a member of the Special Attractions Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This committee is responsible for free family attractions at the rodeo including the Pig Races and Fun on the Farm. She says, "It is a privilege to work with children from all over the United States during rodeo."
Mrs. McAlister loves working with all children and seeing them grow both in their academic knowledge and in their social roles. She says, "I love working in Willis ISD. It is a place where everyone cares about kids."
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