Focus on Texas: Branching Minds and HB4545

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    To support students who may have experienced significant learning loss due to COVID 19-related instruction interruption, Texas passed House Bill (HB4545) in 2021. This bill came with a new list of requirements that districts must meet each year, including providing access to accelerated instruction.

    In this one-hour webinar, Branching Minds discuss the requirements of HB4545 and how new product updates to the platform can help districts meet these new requirements. This webinar will discuss the following topics: 

    • What requirements does HB4545 establish? 
    • How can MTSS implementation and HB4545 compliance co-exist successfully?
    • How does the Branching Minds platform assist districts with meeting these requirements? 

    This webinar will target Texas-based district leaders, but it is open to anyone who would like to join to learn more about HB4545, MTSS, and Branching Minds.

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    About the presenters:

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    Kristal Floyd

    Serving in education for over 17 years, Kristal Floyd is currently the MTSS Director in Pampa ISD in Texas. She received her Master of Educational Leadership from Abilene Christian University, and her experience in education is expansive, including as a Special Education Teacher K-12, Special Education Instructional Coach, Elementary Assistant Principal, High School Assistant Principal, and an Elementary Principal.

    After serving as a Special Education Teacher, Kristal’s passion is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to receive interventions, and that teachers use data to help drive their academic needs. Until Branching Minds, Kristal’s team did not have a clear system to support their students and teachers through the MTSS process. Branching Minds has effectively and efficiently helped them provide the system to support their student needs in building a path for academic success for all.

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    Katya Henderson

    Ms. Diaz Henderson is the Director of Customer Success at Branching Minds, where she works diligently to develop strong relationships with district partners to ensure they meet their MTSS goals and to support our team of Customer Success Managers as they  do the same for their respective regions. Before joining Branching Minds, Ms. Diaz Henderson had an extensive career working in education, first as an ESL and English teacher, then as an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, and finally as an Operations Manager. While working as an instructional leader, Katya worked closely with classroom teachers, helping them grow professionally and supporting them personally. As an operations leader, she developed experience in managing all campus operations, notably increasing her campus attendance rates and increasing family engagement. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a M. Ed. from Lamar University.

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    Emily-Rose Barry

    Ms. Barry is Director of Product for Branching Minds. She has worked in Education Technology in roles overseeing Product and Customer Success for the past ten years. Before joining the world of agile software development, she taught reading and writing at every level from early childhood to college, administered special programs for an adult literacy nonprofit, and published short fiction and poetry as a freelance writer. She is a co-founder of ProductTank Buffalo, a local community for networking and professional development.