Degrees and Certifications:
BA Interdisciplinary Studies Minor Special Education MEd Educational Leadership Certifications - Elementary 1-6 Special Education pk - 12 Principalship - pk-12
Mr. Richard E. Van Gilder
I am excited to begin my 23rd year of teaching and my fifth year at Schiff Elementary. I have over 20 years of experience teaching students with special needs. I am a native Houstonian and an Army vet. I have a daughter in sixth grade. My wife is a science teacher in Alvin ISD. She is also in her 23rd year of teaching. I believe in setting high expectations and doing the work necessary to achieve our lofty goals.
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris
Lunch - 11:20-11:50
Tutorials held as needed and in conjunction with grade level teachers.