Director of Assessment & Special ProgramsMS & US STEM
Carol Raymond serves as Director of Assessment & Special Programs, Professional Practice Coordinator, and Middle/Upper School faculty. This past year, Mrs. Raymond received the Fort Worth Science and Engineering Fair Middle School Teacher Award, The Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and is a Presidential Award Nominee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Mrs. Raymond has served as a gifted and talented specialist, classroom teacher, elementary music specialist, and private music instructor. Her degrees in music performance (Bachelor of Music), elementary music education (Bachelor of Music Education) and gifted education (MEd) provide a unique blend of expertise in the development of the E.A. Young experience.
Prior to coming to Young, Mrs. Raymond authored numerous differentiated math and science units and wrote social/emotional curriculum for Hardin Simmons University’s summer gifted program, “Threshold.” Her passion area is implementing methods to meet the social and emotional needs of her students through challenging and appropriate academic pursuits. Additionally, Mrs. Raymond has been involved with creative problem solving organizations for over twenty years.
Professionally, Mrs. Raymond serves on the American Mensa Gifted Youth Committee, the TAGT Communications Committee, and is active in the TAGT Research Division. She frequently presents at Texas Association of Gifted and Talented conferences in areas of parent education, social/emotional needs of the gifted and curriculum differentiation. She recently completed training in cognitive assessment specifically for gifted individuals with Dr. Linda Silverman at the Gifted Development Center in Denver, CO and is pursuing her certification as an Educational Diagnostician from Dallas Baptist University. Mrs. Raymond was named the 2012 Texas Association of Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Gifted for the Piney Woods/Prairie Area and while completing her graduate degree, Mrs. Raymond received the national Mensa Education Foundation Scholarship as well as the NAGC A. Henry Passow Teacher Scholarship. Her research about the effectiveness of gifted parent education groups earned first place at the NAGC graduate student research gala for non-doctoral level completed research in 2011. An article stemming from this research is published in “Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG.”
Carol loves spending time with her three talented step-daughters and husband, Mike. She serves as the pianist at her church and enjoys playing the oboe and English horn.