5th Grade Advanced and On-Level Technical Applications
Welcome to Bear Branch Sixth Grade. (The best campus in the district!) My name is Sonia Wolfrom and I am excited to be a part of the Bear Branch educational team. This is my fifth year in Magnolia ISD but this will be my 30th year as an educator. I have served teachers and students in Magnolia ISD at the Bear Branch Sixth Grade Campus as the LPAC Coordinator, ELL lead teacher, music team photographer, English/Language Arts and for the 2019-2020 school year, a fifth-grade on-level and advanced technical applications teacher.
Previously, I worked as an accountability specialist, testing coordinator, gifted and talented specialist, GT trainer of trainers, and English/language arts/social studies teacher. I taught fifth and sixth graders for 15 years, worked with pre-kindergarten to fifth graders for one year and adults for 13 years. Before my second career in teaching, I was a reporter for NBC in Austin, Texas, a news anchor for KGTN in Georgetown, Texas and a staff writer for the magazine, Metropolitan Beaumont. My passion for reading, writing, photography, and publishing has allowed me to publish more than 100 times. In addition, I owned my own retail coffee, kitchenware and gift boutique.
My alma mater is The University of Texas at Austin. In 1986, I earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the College of Communication. During the fall, you will often find me watching Texas Longhorn football. Hook 'Em Horns! Being a Dallas girl, I am an avid Cowboy fan but I also support the Houston Texans (Go, J.J. Watt!) and the amazing Houston Astros.
In 2006, I earned a Master's in Education from Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a focus on Teaching and Learning: Curriculum and Instruction. In 2009, I became a certified Texas Principal. I love creating innovative and interesting lessons that engage children in brain-based learning. Hobbies include technology, photography, scuba diving, reading and writing.
I am blessed with two children, (28 and 23) and I enjoy watching them succeed. My children are my greatest joy and make me smile on a daily basis. I look forward to a great year with each of you, learning about your families, cultures, hobbies, passions and watching you all become the best you can be!
Ms. Sonia Wolfrom