Pass the TExES Generalist 4-8 for test #111 by Vickie Hester, Ph.D., Joe Kortz, Ed.D., Judy Mattair, Ph.D., M.Ed., and Paola Dolcemascolo, M.S., is an excellent book designed to provide excellent content by including a detailed chapter for each competency, as well as very helpful study methods and test taking strategies in the style of all of the Pass the TExES books. This book is over 400 pages in length.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William J. Kortz Jr. Ed.D., was a bilingual professor at the University of Houston Downtown where he taught bilingual, ESL, alternative certification, and educational technology classes. He was previously a federal technology director for a distance learning initiative, The Texas Center for Academic Excellence, http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae. He served as a public school bilingual teacher, grades 3-5, and ESL teacher/coordinator, grades K-12. He also served as an awarded member of the TExES Committee for Teacher Certification at UHD as well as alternative certification committee. Mr. Kortz passed away in 2010. His life and contributions to education in the state of Texas will be well remembered and appreciated.
Vickie Hester is a certified Texas educator with advanced degrees in education and curriculum design. Dr. Hester believes in the Pass the TExES program; using these strategies, she scored in the 90th percentile on all her TExES examinations. She currently serves as an Academic Coordinator with one of the nationís largest urban school districts, as well as an author and curriculum writer.
Judy Mattair recently retired from Spring High School where she taught mathematics and served as the department chair. She received a B.S. from Stephen F. Austin in 1969, a M.Ed. from Texas A&M in 1977 and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M in 1981. Her teaching experience ranges from fifth grade through graduate level courses. Included in the several teaching awards she has received is the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
Paola Dolcemascolo has a B.A. and an M.S. in Biology and has been
interested in Science since she could speak. She teaches Biology courses at
Essex County College in Newark, NJ, and when she's not in Newark, she's in
Sicily. Besides teaching Science, Paola works as a freelance translator,
writer, and pharmaceutical market researcher
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