Welcome to Mrs. Engelbert's classroom Website

     Name: Carin Engelbert

     Grade/Subject: SSI instructor

     To Leave a Voicemail Anytime:  972-236-0600, ext.117334



    Welcome to Cheatham Elementary. To be a part of a beautiful school in our community is truly an honor.  

    My family moved to Allen 26 years ago, I left teaching to stay home for 12 years with my 3 children, and treasure all those memories. They are now graduates of Allen HS  taking on lives of their own. This is my 16th year as an SSI teacher in Allen, 13 of them here at Cheatham. I enjoy exercising, reading a good book, sewing, and making afghans for family and friends.


    What is SSI? It formally means Student Success Initiative. What does that mean? There are pararprofessionals to support me spending additional time working with students K-6. We identify and focus on closing specific gaps in the foundation of their learning to help ensure they are life long learners. This allows them to have a more complete foundation to apply in the classroom and to their content objectives. Our time is built into the master schedule and this allows the students to not miss current instruction. We emphasize strategies and relationship for comprehending reading and math material at each student's grade level to help them be more successful in all areas of their content learning.


    Take a minute to read about the amazing SSI paraprofessionals that help support our team on my website