Irena Hedrick

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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 13 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.

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Congratulations to the following students who became certified
Microsoft Office Specialists in 2016-2017:

Dynecia Peake (PowerPoint)

Amy Jimenez (Word)

Roddreka Blalock (Word)

Samantha Huff (Excel)

Joshua Smith (Excel)

Alexandra Leslie (PowerPoint)

Demian Rodriguez (Excel)

Isaiah Martinez (PowerPoint)

Blayde Weekley (PowerPoint)

Karly Meshell (PowerPoint)

Katelyn Cowles (Word)

Cameron Johnson (PowerPoint)

Erin St Clair (PowerPoint)

Jarrod Clark (PowerPoint)

Thomas Carl (Excel)

Bryanna Jordan (Word)

Jee-Ann Dinkins (PowerPoint)

Heather Zook (PowerPoint)

Tori Wood-Haynes (Excel)

Tristan Pendarvis (Excel)

Ellis Carl (Excel)

Maria Orona (PowerPoint) Cailyn O'Brien (Word) Zantasia Turner (PowerPoint).

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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 Certiport.com Site.

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


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