Irena Hedrick

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My name is

Irena Hedrick

Irena Hedrick

2017-2018 is my fifth year teaching at New Diana ISD, and I could not ask for a better group of students, parents, and fellow educators! Prior to coming to New Diana, I have taught high school business and technology courses at Spring Hill and Marshall ISD. 

It is a truly rewarding experience to share my interest in business and career related education with my students.Years of experience working in public and private sector, both in United States and in Europe, allow me to help students understand the importance of professional skills, such as computer skills, as they start on their path to the career of their choice. I hold a Masters of Science in Marketing and Management, obtained from University of Latvia in 2003. I am a Texas certified teacher in several areas, such as Secondary Business Education, Technology Applications, Family and Consumer Science Education, Generalist EC-8 and Special Education. My certifications include Internet and Computing Core (IC3) as well as Microsoft Office Specialist credentials. As a tax preparer I stay updated in the business and customer service field. 

My immediate family consists of my husband of 14 years Tom Hedrick, also high school Career and Technology teacher and a retired Air Force veteran. Our three daughters are students at New Diana and proud Eagles. 
Among my hobbies are landscaping, travel, cooking, reading. I always look for sources of inspiration that are usually found in biographies of people who were successful in achieving their dreams as they helped changing the lives of others.

My conference time this year is during the 3rd period (9:43-10:33). 

High School subjects taught this year:
Business Information Management I
Business Information Management II
Principles of Human Services
Student Aides (Coordinator)

Tutorial time is 3:30-4:00.


Our 2017-2018 BIM I and BIM II certification results are in.
Congratulations to our Microsoft Office Specialists:

Erin St. Clair - Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert (BIM II)
Hunter Ludgate - Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 (BIM I)
Ivan Ramirez - Microsoft Office Excel 2016 (BIM I)
Joshua Smith - Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert (BIM II)
Kade Wood-Haynes - Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert (BIM II) (not in the photo)
Megan St. Clair - Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert (BIM II) (not in the photo)
Tommy Moseley - Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 (BIM I)
Tristen Pendarvis - Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert (BIM II)

This year we only had two BIM classes, compared to five classes in previous years, hence a lower number of certified students (24 students in 2017 and 25 in 2016). This was also our first year to test in the latest, Office 2016 environment. Overall, this has been a year full of adventure and challenge for our Microsoft Office scholars. Many students have demonstrated the resolve to prepare, and most of them have passed this final certification test, securing an hour of college credit (see info about it here) in addition to a valuable resume entry. Our past students have shared their stories of quality job offers, based on this certification alone.

MOS Certified 2018

Congratulations also to our spring Stock Market Game leaders!

Alicia Meza-Duran
Emily Sumners
Cassidy Nugent
(Placed in top 5% of all participating Dallas Region Teams)

Ivan Ramirez
Becca Bates 
(Top 6%)

SMG Top Performers Spring 2018

High investment performer and winner of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy Poster contest - Sidda Radford


We are looking forward to our future stories of success. Stay tuned!

We are seeking donations for a class license that will allow our students access to testing for Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, verifying their holder's globally acknowledged standard of software user proficiency in programs MS Word (word processor), MS Excel (spreadsheets), MS PowerPoint (presentations) and MS Access (database).

Visit our donations page, spread the word, and let's see how fast we reach our money goal! Every kind of support is appreciated!

To learn more about the benefits of this certification, please visit Site.

To watch a school success story implementing the certification, view this video on YouTube:

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