Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Of Science in Early Childhood Education Texas ESL Certification Elementary Education Certification
Mrs. Carrie Blalock
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
My name is Mrs. Carrie Blalock and I have the honor of being your child's Kindergarten teacher this year for the 2023-2024 school year! I am excited to get to know all of you just as I have been getting to know all of your children in class. I wanted to give you a little information about myself and my background as a formal introduction.
I am starting my third year in Fort Bend ISD, I am not new to teaching however. I have taught in Texas for eleven full years and served one year in North Carolina as well. I started my teaching career in 2001. My husband and I moved to North Carolina in October 2009 and left there in March 2019 and returned to Texas to be near family and for all members of my family to pursue career advancement goals. I did not go right back to the classroom once we moved to North Carolina. I was in the private sector in the business world for 9 years while there. I decided to go back to teaching in September 2018 after missing being in the classroom and I taught until March 2019 when we had the opportunity to move back to Texas for my husband's job opportunity in the energy sector. I updated all my Texas certifications during the summer of 2020 through spring of 2021 while working in the business world for a short time upon our return. I decided it was time to find my new home school and I was happy to accept the position at Malala Elementary in 2021! I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grades in my teaching career with most of that being in Kindergarten and 1st grade.
As for my education background, I attended the University of Oklahoma (Go Sooners) and then transferred to Northeastern State University to finish out my degree. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education (Early Childhood Education) that I earned through Northeastern State University in Oklahoma in Spring of 2001. I obtained a North Carolina Professional Educator's License for PreK/Kg and Elementary Education as well. I have been licensed in Oklahoma, Texas, and North Carolina. I am also ESL certified as of Spring 2021. I taught ESL students in Katy ISD and Cypress Fairbanks ISD, as welll as in North Carolina and here in FBISD upon my return to Texas.
As for some personal information about myself, I have been married to my husband for 21 years this summer. We currently do not have any children of our own. We do however have two cats named Bishop and Twister that are my fur babies and I am sure you will hear plenty of stories about them from your children. I have lived in Richmond, TX since March of 2019 and really enjoy this area. I like to spend time with friends and family and enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and just being out in nature when I can. I also enjoy cooking, bowling, sewing and learning new things. The children will tell you I love sparkly things like glitter and jewelry and bright colorful things. I also enjoy making succulent fairy gardens and love flowers and plants.
I can be contacted via email at Carrie.Blalock@fortbendisd.com and also via my direct school line at 281.329.7053. Please leave a message as it does not ring during teaching hours. If it is more urgent please send and email. If you have any transportation changes please email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy me. They will make sure I get the message or call 281-327-5700 for the front office. It is important to let the front office and I know so that if I happen to be out sick then they can get the message to my substitute for that day. If you do not get a response from me about a transportation change by 1:00 pm please let the front office know and they will send a note down from the office to me. My planning time is from 12:10 until 12:55 daily but there are days we have have meetings that I must be a part of as well. I will try to contact you the same day you email or call me but please note we have up to 24 hours to reply. I look forward to working with your child and your family this year. Here is looking forward to a very successful and fun year of learning for all of us!
Degrees and Certifications:
Recess 10:00 am- 10:30 am
Lunch 10:30 am-11:00 am
Conference time (Outclass time) 12:10 am- 12:55 pm
Snack time 1:55-2:05 pm
Dismissal 3:15 pm moving to dismissal locations