Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Elementary Education Masters in Reading/Reading Specialist Gifted and Talented Trained
Mrs. Tiffany O'Connell
My name is Tiffany O'Connell and I am the gifted and talented teacher working with the fabulous students at Veterans' Hill Elementary and Kerley Elementary. I am excited to do this role once again. I had the opportunity from 2002-2008 to be the GT pull-out teacher at Hutto Elementary previously.
I've been teaching for 27 years with most of those years in Hutto. I began my career student teaching in Hutto when it only consisted of two schools--a K-5 building and a 6-12 building. When I began teaching, I taught 4th and 5th grades for 10 years. From 2002-2018 I was the instructional coach at Hutto Elementary and Cottonwood Creek Elementary. Concurrent with the instructional coaching role, I, as mentioned above taught pull-out K-5 GT for 6 years at Hutto Elementary and K-5 reading intervention at Cottonwood Creek after that. This is my third year teaching pull-out GT again.
I am married and we have one child, Nicholas who will be in 9th grade this year at the new Ninth Grade Center. We live in Hutto.
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in 1st grade. I love seeing people grow and being part of that journey. I strive to get to know each child as an individual and to build on their strengths to help them meet their needs.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with comments, questions, or suggestions.
I look forward to working at Veterans' Hill and Kerley and with their students and families. We are going to have a B.L.A.S.T!!