JAIME A. CANALES

Laredo, Texas 78045
Phone: 956-523-4652 — Fax: 956-523-5017
E-Mail: jaimecanales@webbcountytx.gov
 

Commissioner Jaime Alberto Canales proudly represents Precinct Four of Webb County, Texas. Commissioner Canales won his bid for Webb County Commissioner in the Democratic Primary of 2010 and was sworn into office in January 2011.

PROFILE

Extensive knowledge in science education, the national science standards, inquiry based learning in science and in the development of instructional strategies proven to promote student success in school

Extensive experience working to educate and rehabilitate our at-risk youth in Webb County

Knowledge of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, Chapter 341, 345, 346, 348, 350, 358, 359

Experience in the development of instructional activities that help students achieve success in alternative education schools and the regular school settings

Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities, detail-directed problem solver

Confident public speaker and trainer, able to establish rapport with audiences and convey information, highly motivated and organized educational administrator

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

WEBB COUNTY COMMISSIONER PCT. 4
LAREDO, TEXAS                                                          JAN 2011 - PRESENT

Texas Railroad Commission Eagle Ford Task Force Member

Webb County Wage and Classification Committee Chairman

Webb County Purchasing Board Member

Webb County Veterans Museum Board Member

Webb County-City of Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization Board member

City of Laredo Traffic and Safety Board Member

JUVENILE JUSTICE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM PRINCIPAL
LAREDO, TEXAS                                                           JUL1997 – DEC 2010

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator

TAKS testing Coordinator 6th-12th grades

Managed and supervised all staff

Developed and implemented Student Code of Conduct,

Maintained good public and working relationships with community leaders, school districts, and other local, state, civic and welfare organizations

Ensured standard compliance with the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and Texas Education Agency

UNITED SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR
LAREDO, TEXAS                                                         AUG 1992 - MAY 1997

Provided academic instruction to students in an academic setting

Science Fair School Representative and Coordinator

Sponsored and Supervised science related organization and activities for 3 consecutive years

Participated in the development of Science Curriculum Writing

Taught an array of science courses- AP/GT Science (Life and Earth)

7th grade Team Leader

UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
LAREDO, TEXAS                                                         AUG1995 - JULY 1997

Taught Science (Biology, Chemistry) and Math (Algebra and Geometry) to at-risk high school students

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES INTERNSHIP
WASHINGTON,D.C.                                                   JUNE1994 – AUG 1994

Intern for the Department of Energy, (DOE)

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

LAREDO, TEXAS                                                                           AUG 1999

B.A. BIOLOGY AND MINOR IN CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

AUSTIN, TEXAS                                                                             MAY, 1992

 

CERTIFICATIONS

TEXAS EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE – STANDARD PRINCIPAL EC-12

TEXAS TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN BIOLOGY (6TH-12TH)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

As Commissioner participated in a vote to build and construct the State of the Art school, the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, to be completed in Dec. 2011

As Principal obtained an Exceptional Performance rating by the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission for the Webb County J.J.A.E.P. for the 2004-2008 school years

Attended the 30th, 31st, and 32nd National Juvenile Justice Conferences

Initiated a Webb County ran JJAEP Program along with the Juvenile Board of Judges-1997

Side Based Decision Management and Textbook committee member representing Science Teachers

Gifted and Talented Science Instructor

Member of the Curriculum Writing for Math and Science Integration

United South Middle School Environmental Club Sponsor

Science Professor Sponsor for school wide and District Science Fair

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