Kilgo Consulting, Inc.
Significantly Improving the academic lives of
students and teachers and the student achievement in literacy; reading and
writing in all subject areas; and mathematics, science, and social studies,
grades K-12, of school districts and campuses in Texas and throughout America.
Margaret Kilgo, Founder and CEO
Margaret Kilgo conducts and applies unique educational research on national and
state curriculum standards in English Language Arts Reading, Writing,
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, K-12, to improve student achievement
and curriculum programs in school districts throughout Texas and the United
States. The Kilgo research and workshops focus on teaching and assessing
higher-level thinking and logical reasoning so each student can reach his or her
full potential in academics, standardized assessments, readiness for college,
and in life.
Founder/CEO, Kilgo Consulting, Inc.
over 70 Federal ID copyrights for the intellectual property rights for
innovative instructional models and strategies based on the identification
of specific higher-level thinking skills embedded in national and state
curriculum standards and assessed on national and state standardized
the five-member Think Tank funded by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation
and led by Student Achievement Partners in New York City for development of
new national 2010 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Reading and Writing,
2008-2010, adopted by Governors from 48 states and released nationally March
reading comprehension models for thinking skills invented by Margaret Kilgo
are now embedded in the Common Core State Standards implemented in 48 states
workshops and training seminars for teachers and administrators in more than
700 school districts and 2,000 campuses in the past 11 years
author for McGraw-Hill Companies, New York City
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Secondary, Grades 6-12, Mathematics Program for
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Elementary, Grades K-5, Mathematics program for
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Elementary, Grades K-5, Reading Core program for
Comprehension Model used in all Benchmark Education Companyís national
supplementary reading program for all books at all levels, K-8, 2003-Present
30 years of
experience as teacher, elementary and middle school principal, and central
office administrator in the Houston Independent School District
the Houston Reading Initiative in 1996 under the leadership of
Superintendent Dr. Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education
under Dr. Fenwick English, developer of curriculum alignment (80 hours)
certified curriculum management auditor for the National Curriculum
Management Audit Center
Monica Sandoval, Kilgo
Monica Sandoval has
studied with Margaret Kilgo for the past five years. During this time she has
developed a deep understanding of the Kilgo research of aligning classroom
instruction and assessment with the state curriculum, TEKS/SE, to the depth and
complexity of the state assessment, TAKS. Ms. Sandoval is now serving as a
consultant for Kilgo Consulting and is available to provide consultant services
to school districts across Texas in the alignment of curriculum, instruction,
and assessment programs in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Monica Sandoval has worked
in urban public school education in a variety of settings as a teacher,
principal, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent. She has been
an advocate and specialist in services for English language learners. She began
her career as a bilingual teacher in the Oklahoma City Public Schools. She
served as an Education Specialist and Program Director at the Intercultural
Development Research Association in San Antonio assisting school districts with
bilingual and ESL Program implementation. She worked in Brownsville ISD for
five years conducting research on the impact of parental involvement on student
achievement in schools with high incidence of low socioeconomic students.
Most recently Ms. Sandoval
has served the Houston Independent School District in several roles for 17
years, 1989-2006. She served as the Associate Superintendent during the
beginning reform efforts in Houston in the early 90ís, including shared decision
making, modifications in the assessment system, school-based budgeting and
accountability plan development for both the local and state level. Also, she
has served as a high school and elementary school principal in Houston ISD.
Monica Sandoval received
her B.S. from the University of Oklahoma and her M.Ed. from the University of
Texas at Brownsville. She was a fellow in the first Houston Annenberg Challenge
Leadership Academy during the 2000 school year. She was selected as a candidate
for the Broad Urban Superintendentís Academy in 2002 and completed the program
in the fall of 2003.
Joanne Rice, Kilgo
Joanne Rice has studied with Margaret Kilgo for the past nine years. During
this time she has developed a deep understanding of the Kilgo research of
aligning classroom instruction and assessment with the state curriculum
standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Student Expectations
(SEs), to the depth and complexity of the state standards-bases assessments.
Mrs. Rice is serving as a consultant for Kilgo Consulting and is available to
provide consultant services to school districts and individual campuses across
Texas upon requests through Kilgo Consulting, Inc.
Joanne Rice received her B.S. and MEd from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
She has worked for 36 years in public school education in a variety of settings
as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and
interim superintendent. She began her career as a high school mathematics
teacher. She worked 12 years as a teacher/administrator in Silsbee ISD.
For 24 years Mrs. Rice served the San Angelo Independent School District as a
middle school mathematics teacher, high school mathematics teacher, district
K-12 mathematics supervisor, high school assistant principal, high school
principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and interim
superintendent. During the time she served as assistant superintendent she
worked with the staff to develop a pre-K-12 curriculum in all subjects. Using
the Kilgo research model the district went from a few exemplary campuses in the
high socio-economic areas in the community to all elementary and middle school
campuses, in all ethnic groups, low socio-economic groups and special education
improved to exemplary and/or recognized status. The high schools were close to
recognized status with multiple gold performances in all subjects.
Joanne Rice is also a Curriculum Auditor for CMSi with Dr. Fenwick English doing
audits in multiple states including Texas, Maryland, New York, and with the