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2017 - 2018 W.E.S. Coding Club



I am so pleased by the number of students who wish to participate in the W.E.S. Coding Club! Since my goal is to allow all students in grades 1-5 who have an interest in coding to have an opportunity to participate, I have divided the club into two different meeting days:

2nd and 3rd and 5th Grades - Monday Mornings - 7:45 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

1st and 4th Grades - Wednesday Mornings - 7:45 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

All students who participate in the W.E.S. Coding Club should have breakfast before they come to the lab.


Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Gustin's Expectations


1. Be kind.

2. Collaborate.

3. Work hard.

4. Go forth and be brilliant!



Elementary Advanced Academics Information


Project: REACH is a special pull-out program for qualifying 4th and 5th grade students. See the link on the right navigation menu for more information.


1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students identified as gifted will be pulled from class for 45-60 minutes a week for an enrichment project.

Please contact Claudia Gonzales, our school counselor, for gifted and talented (GT) identification and assessment information.



Mrs. Gustin’s Schedule

Mrs. Gustin serves as the Advanced Academics teacher for Magnolia Elementary and Williams Elementary according to the following schedule:


Williams Elementary: Monday, Wednesday and part of Friday morning

Magnolia Elementary: Tuesday, Thursday and part of Friday morning


WES Project REACH Schedule


5th Grade:

Monday 11:35-12:35 & Wednesday 9:00-10:00


4th Grade - Group 1:

Monday 1:35-2:35 & Wednesday 10:05-11:05


4th Grade - Group 2:

Monday 10:05-11:05 & Wednesday 1:35-2:35


WES GT Schedule


1st & 2nd Grade:

Monday 9:30-10:00 & Wednesday 2:40-3:10


3rd Grade:

Monday 1:00-1:30 & Friday 10:20-10:50




Meet Mrs. Gustin


This year marks Mrs. Gustin's 28th year as a public educator. She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Houston - Clear Lake, with a BA in Literature. Mrs. Gustin currently holds certifications and endorsements for: Elementary self-contained (PK-6), CTE Human Development and Family Studies (8-12), Reading Recovery, and Gifted and Talented Education.


Mrs. Gustin began her career in education as a Chapter 1 paraprofessional at Bailey Elementary in Pasadena ISD, Texas during the 1990-1991 school year. The following year, she was a member of the second class of alternative certification teachers in the Pasadena school system. She taught 2nd, 3rd, and 1st grades at Pearl Hall Elementary in Pasadena, before moving to the Magnolia area. 


Mrs. Gustin spent the next seven years teaching at J.L. Lyon Elementary. While working at Lyon, Mrs. Gustin taught 1st grade, sponsored Lyon's K-5 Drama Club, trained to become a Reading Recovery Teacher, worked together with colleagues to create the 1st multi-age vertical team in Magnolia's history, taught multi-age 1st and 2nd grade, Reading Recovery, Title 1 literacy groups and started the district's first Literacy Lab. 


In 2001, Mrs. Gustin was asked to move to Willie E. Williams Elementary to assist with the establishment of the district's Reading Recovery training site, begin the district's Literacy Coaching initiative and help with expanding the Literacy Lab concept to all of MISD's elementary campuses. After several years of working as a Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Coach and Literacy Intervention Specialist, Mrs. Gustin was finally able to return to her favorite setting - the classroom! During the past decade, Mrs. Gustin again had the opportunity to teach 3rd, and 2nd grades; as well as the 1st grade inclusion class. During her time at Williams, Mrs. Gustin has been invited to share her expertise in literacy and technology integration with educators at many workshops and conferences. She also had the great honor of serving as a mentor teacher for eighteen student teachers and literacy block students from Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Gustin continues to enjoy collaborating with and supporting her colleagues as Williams Elementary's Technology Liaison.  


Mrs. Gustin received the honor of Williams Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. That April, she also received recognition as Magnolia ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.  The following October, she was recognized as a finalist for Region 6 Elementary Teacher of the Year. The following spring, Mrs. Gustin became a Discovery Education Network Star Teacher, and during the summer of 2013 she was featured as number 45 on the Teacher Certification Degrees Website's  Top 50 Early Childhood Educators on Twitter. In 2016, she moved up five positions on the chart and was ranked number 40.  In May of 2017, Mrs. Gustin was honored to be named Tomball VFW Post 2425 Elementary Teacher of the Year.


This school year, Mrs. Gustin is honored to be able to continue to serve as the Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher for Magnolia Elementary and Williams Elementary and is so excited to be able to work with Project Reach and GT students from both campuses. Mrs. Gustin has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and it is that love for learning that she strives to bring to her students every day. She believes in working tirelessly to insure that every child reaches their maximum potential, and will do whatever it takes to make that happen!


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Click on the link below to access your Genius Hour Pitch Template.  Make a copy of the template. Replace the words "copy of" in the title field with the title of your project and your first name, then share it with Mrs. Gustin.  After you have shared the presentation you may begin editing the slides for your "Shark Tank" pitch for your project.  Be creative and impress us with a pitch that shows us the level of excellence you have planned for your project!