Phone: (281) 634-4217
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Master of Arts in Special Education Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Certifications: English as a Second Language Generalist Special Education Generalist Gifted and Talented Supplemental FBISD GT Certification Trained in the Orton-Gillingham program Reading By Design
Ms. Caroline Sommer
Hello! My name is Caroline Sommer, and I love being a Neill Elementary Longhorn! My goal as a teacher is to help my students be successful 21st-century learners. I enjoy teaching my students all areas of the curriculum, but am most passionate about helping them tap into their own love of learning. Teaching struggling readers and students with Dyslexia is one of my passions!
I am very excited to serve as Neill Elementary's Dyslexia Teacher this year! I have been teaching in Texas since 2011 and joined Fort Bend ISD during the 2013-2014 school year. During the 2017-2018 school year, I was awarded Teacher of the Year at a local Fort Bend ISD elementary school.
Over the past eleven years, I have had the privilege of teaching both general and special education. My special education experience includes co-teaching, providing in-class support, teaching K-5 Resource, Project READ, and ABC. For the past four years, I have taught general education second and third grade.
I attended Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2020, I earned my Master's in Special Education from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, traveling, being active outdoors, and gardening.
I am excited to serve the diverse community of Neill Elementary and to support the academic and emotional growth of all of my students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
FORT BEND ISD DYSLEXIA SERVICES
Fort Bend ISD believes that all children can learn. We provide dyslexia services at all FBISD campuses through teachers trained in an Orton-Gillingham program. Individuals with dyslexia can learn how to read and write with adequate support systems and the proper instruction.
Not all reading problems are dyslexia. Therefore, to correctly identify and provide appropriate instruction to students who struggle with reading, the following procedure is used in FBISD:
Requests for dyslexia evaluations are conducted under the IDEA process. An evaluation team member will contact the parent(s) to explain the evaluation process and schedule a meeting to begin the evaluation process.
A meeting will be conducted to obtain consent for testing through Special Education. A Special Education evaluation can be denied. In this case, consent for 504 dyslexia can be obtained after the Special Education evaluation denial.
Detailed information regarding a Dyslexia evaluation can be found in Section 1A-Referrals and Child Find and Section 1B-Evaluations in the 2022-2023 Special Education Administrative Procedures.
Teacher Planning Period
2:35 - 3:20 p.m.