S.B. Chae

1st Grade Teacher

I'm Mr. Chae.  I was born in Seoul, South Korea but was raised in the Midwest.  One of the degrees I have is in education.  I moved to Houston where I began my teaching career.  I have been a teacher for over 20 years with extensive experience working in intermediate grades and also as science specialist.  Prior to joining NBISD, I was a self-contained teacher, so I am very comfortable with teaching all subjects, including teaching art and I've been known to sing a song or two!


I moved to Central Texas almost ten years ago. In 2013, I had the honor of being the Central Texas finalist for the HEB Excellence in Education Award in Leadership.  It was a huge honor because thousands of teachers applied and being recognized was the highlight of my teaching career.  I am very fortunate to be working in NBISD because I also met the love of my life here.


My daughter was one of the top point guards (basketball) in Central Texas during high school and is now playing college ball in Boston.  I miss her like crazy everyday!  My son is in high school and is very active in theater and in the other arts.  They are both so different but are so important to me.  I'm very proud of both for being great students and even better people. 


Sweetarts Chewy Mini's are always welcome in my classroom!


I look forward to having a great year at Memorial Elementary with your child!!!

Coming soon....

Please call before or after school at (830) 627-6470.  I will not be able to answer the phone during the school day because I will be teaching students.

The easiest way to contact me will be through email: schae@nbisd.org


* Practice your multiplication facts for 15 minutes using flash cards.  Hint: Get cards that go up to the 12s.  Many only go up to the 10s.


Math Resources for Parents:

NBISD Frameworks:


NBISD Resource:



This website gives definitions of words:

This website has lessons that explain definitions and show a lesson on how to teach the concept.


Regular Stuff:

* Ask you parents if you can help them cook meals.  Cooking requires a lot of measuring and estimating.  Chefs are actually math geniuses!

* Check out food labels.  Note the amount that is actually a serving size and observe how many servings one container, like a cereal box actually holds.  Also, a loaf of bread is about one pound.  One pound equals 16 ounces. Measurement conversions are all over your house.  Check it all out!



* Students, think of ways other kids can learn a little more about math at home and around your house so I can add it to my site!


* Check out TV shows like "Myth Busters", "How it's Made", and Animal Planet.  However, remember to get some play time outside and think about how your legs feel when you are running and playing.  How is that science?


Science Stuff:

* Whenever there is a storm, think about why your house shakes after thunder and lightening.

* Why do you sweat?  (It's not just because it's hot outside!)

* Why does water bubble when it boils?



* Write down science questions you have and bring them to class.  I am not promising that I will answer them, but if you give me beef jerky, I will!!!

BA: Management & Math, Minor Sociology, ISU

BS: Chemistry & Biology, ISU

BA: Education (1-8), Minors in Science & Children's Literature, UNI

MA: Sport's Psychology, pending thesis, UNI

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