Mrs. Kristine Powers - Resource Language Arts



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Mrs. Kristine Powers - Resource Language Arts

Phone: 512-943-5000 X6907   Email:

Kristine Powers is a Resource Language Arts Teacher at Benold Middle School, where she serves as the team lead for the special education department. She is passionate about helping all students come to love reading and writing.

Before Benold Middle School and GISD:

Previously, she was an Academic Coach for the National Football Foundation, which placed a program called Play It Smart in urban schools that had a school/organization link between the NFL football team in that city and the school.

There, Kristine was responsible for coaching high school football players to a higher level of academic success. In her role, Kristine worked with local businesses, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the coaching staff at William Raines High School, teachers at the school, and Play It Smart executive staff to deliver a program that used students’ love of the sport to get their buy-in toward working on academic goals.

During her tenure, Kristine brought two students from Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida, to a leadership camp in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a grant from the Jaguars, the students took their first airplane flights ever and received training in leadership and personal success.

Kristine is married to Erik Powers, a senior scientist at Parsons Corporation. They live with their two sons, Alexander and Nicholas, and their other two boys, a guinea pig and a cat named Percy and Panther. In her spare time, Kristine loves writing and reading, of course, and sometimes running.

A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Kristine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and then attended the University of Florida for a Master of Education degree in School Counseling and an Education Specialist degree. She later went through iteachTEXAS to obtain teaching certificates in Core Subjects 4-8, Special Education EC-12, and English Language Arts and Reading 7-12.  

Community Involvement:

  •        BSA Committee Member, Pack 158 in Cedar Park, Texas (2016-present)


  •        Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida Counselor Education Department
  •        NCAA Division I All-American, Indoor Track and Field (Distance Medley Relay)

Course Information

My major goals for this year are that all students in my classes will:  

  • Improve their personal reading level and proficiency.
  • Find at least one book or printed material they enjoy reading and share that experience with the class.
  • Spend at least 500 minutes this year reading on their own in the classroom.
  • Take responsibility for their own grades and progress and record them on a regular basis.
  • Go through the writing process to produce a final, polished draft.

We will also focus on Georgetown ISD’s Language Arts grade-level curriculum objectives along with vocabulary, content, and strategies that help students when they take standardized tests. Students will progress in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. 

I will be using Google Classroom ( to organize our classwork and post helpful content and notes. You should be on the lookout for an email invitation to view our Google Classroom site and receive notifications. This will help you monitor classwork and resources. Instead of posting assignments and learning links here on this website, I will post them on Google Classroom on a regular basis where everyone with an invite or the pin for our online classroom can access it.

My Schedule

1st period     Co-Teach U.S. History

2nd period    Planning Period

3rd period    Conference Period

4th period     Co-Teach 7th Grade Language Arts

5th period     7th Grade Resource Language Arts

6th period     8th Grade Resource Language Arts

7th period     Advisory Class

8th period     6th Grade Resource Language Arts