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In 2002 I graduated from Sam Houston State University with my Bachelors degree in Academic Studies. I began teaching in Huntsville ISD, during this time I went back to obtain my Masters of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University. I taught in Huntsville ISD for five years, in 2007 I became one of the two Assistant Principals at Huntsville Intermediate School. The next eight years I served in this role. This is my third year in Willis, I am very excited about returning to Willis High School.

I am also the mother to three totally different girls and the wife to my husband of eleven years, Roger Thorp. I have three girls- the is oldest Kadi and is a 4th grader, Kyrbi is a Kindergarten who are both attending Turner Elementary.  My youngest Kindsi, 3 years old, will be attending Faith Lutheran School located in Huntsville. Roger and I are blessed to have a family that owns a ranch where we live and raise our family. We spend most of our time outside with our labs and our numerous cows that we raise. When we are not at school or home you will most likely find up at a softball park somewhere watching the Texas Peppers, Kadi's select softball team.

If there is anything that I can do to help you or your child please do not hesitate to call me or email me.  All assessments that are administered through this office are supplied on my calendar. 

Types of Assessments Administered
 
Assessment Information Resources
ASVAB
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success http://official-asvab.com/
Benchmarks  District created assessment to gather data over content that has already been taught in the classroom.  Benchmarks will be administered to all English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology I and United States History. Visit your teacher's website for curriculum covered. 
Common Assessments  District created assessment over smaller amounts of curriculum that has already been taught in the classroom.  Common Assessments will be administered to all English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology I and United States History.  Visit your teacher's website for curriculum covered.  
 PSAT
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
A practice SAT test that students who are looking at continuing higher education will have to take as part of the enrollment process.  https://www.collegeboard.org/
STAAR
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
Administered to students who have completed both first and second semester of English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology I, and United States History.  http://tea.texas.gov/
 TAKS
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
As of September 11, 2017 TAKS will not be offered.  Go to attached link for options designated by the state. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/taks/ 
TELPAS
Texas English Language Proficiency assessment System
Administered to students who are identified as limited English proficient (LEP).  http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/ell/telpas/
 
 
New Information for the October 11th Administration of the PSAT
 
The following will apply to the PSAT administration for the 2017-2018 school year:
 
1.)  All 11th graders and 10th graders will participate.
 
2.)  If you have a 9th grader that would like to participate please have your child see their counselor or visit the College and Career Center in B205.  Your child will fill out a google form and be responsible for paying $16.00 to be registered, checks can be made payable to WHS.
 
3.)  If your student would like to use a calculator on the Math section that allows a calculator your child will have to bring it with them to the test.  Willis High School will not provide calculators on the day of the test.  Below are the calculators that the College Board has deemed acceptable for use.