Melissa Maedgen – Secondary Special Education Teacher
I am excited about starting my eleventh year of teaching Special Education at Mcdade ISD. Mcdade is a wonderful learning environment for students and a caring environment for both students and teachers! My professional goal for this year is to create a more positive learning environment by celebrating teacher and student successes as often as possible.
Kirstin Simon – Elementary Special Education Teacher/District ARD Facilitator/TED
Hi! I am Kirstin Simon and this is my 5th year in Special Education and my 1st in McDade! I am so excited to be here and work with an amazing group of educators !
I have two bachelors degrees in Special Education from Youngstown State University in Ohio. From the age of 5 I wanted to be in education. I truly love what I do on a daily basis!
My husband Luke and I have 4 wonderful kids that all attend school here in Mcdade. They take up most of my spare time but I enjoy being outside and shopping when I can!
This is going to be a great year and I am so excited to see the growth that all of our kids are going to make!
Pollye Hofstedt – Dyslexia Teacher/504 Coordinator
I am currently the dyslexia therapist and section 504 coordinator here at McDade ISD. I went to Concordia University Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I graduated in 1997 and 2012 respectively. I have been at McDade ISD since August 1997. I taught 5th and 6th grade language arts, reading and social studies for 18 years. In 2006 I received my Master Reading teacher certification. I completed my dyslexia therapist training with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Take Flight Program in August 2017. I am currently a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) nationally and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) through the state of Texas. I have enjoyed my years in McDade and am looking forward to serving the students and community of McDade.