About Teacher

Mrs. Candace James

Phone: 9035717833


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science - University of Texas at Tyler Masters of Education in Instructional Technology - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Certification in Technology Leadership and E-Learning

Mrs. Candace James

She is the media specialist / instructional technologist for Kissam Elementary. She provides library lessons for all students at Kissam. In addition to teaching, Mrs. James manages a collection of resources that well exceeds 12,000 copies of materials. Furthermore, Mrs. James assists staff with instructional technology needs by providing training and developing and managing technological resources that help teachers improve the learning environment. Mrs. James also oversees the campus website, facebook page, marquee, and collaborates with the school principal monthly to create the Kissam Board Report. The board report is showcased at the monthly school board meeting.  Mrs. James has worked at Chapel Hill ISD for 13 years and was selected as the CHISD Teacher of the Year for 2017.


  • Campus Leadership Experience

    • Campus Instructional technology coach

    • Campus media specialist

    • Nominated by staff as Kissam’s Teacher of the Year for 2017

    • Created, implemented, and coordinated campus-wide literacy nights for the community

    • Facilitated professional learning communities about technology

    • Member of Campus Leadership Team

    • Created and distributed monthly school board report

    • Campus webmaster and social media facilitator

    • Campus Technology Committee chairman

    • Campus-Wide “Parent University” for technology

    • Oversaw 3rd grade iPad one-to-one program for the 2015-2016 school year

    • Served on district DEIC committee

    • Served on Campus Improvement Committee

    • Served on district curriculum writing teams (Science and Technology)

    • Developed technology needs assessments for campus

    • Oversaw e-learning subscriptions at campus Level

    • Oversaw GAFE accounts at campus level

    • Manage all campus hardware and software

    • TELPAS campus technology support

    • STAAR A testing administrator

      Technology Trainings

    • Delivered district and campus Skyward training

    • Creator of the Chapel Hill Independent School District Substitute Training course

    • Delivered campus SMAR model training

    • Created and delivered various campus-level trainings on Eduphoria Applications

    • Webpage course for campus faculty

    • Presented at iPadpalooza in Austion

    • Presented at iPadpalooza East Texas in Longview

    • GAFE trainings for campus faculty

    • SMART Software Training

    • Presented at Chapel Hill ISD Mini sessions

    • Microsoft Outlook training for staff members

    • Facilitated “Kissam Tech Talk” after school “unconferencing” program with teachers

    • Presented technology at various professional developments, grade level meetings, and faculty


      Hardware and Software Knowledge

    • Skyward

    • Eduphoria

    • DMAC

    • Apple products (Apple Tvs, iPads, and Macs)

    • SMART software

    • SMART hardware

    • Windows

    • Microsoft Office

    • GAFE

    • Audio/Video equipment

    • Various learning management systems (Canvas, BlackBoard)

    • Various web 2.0 tools

    • iMovie

    • Follett

    • Various iPad applications

    • Lanschool Software