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Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Walt Disney Elementary!
This is my 18th year as an elementary and special education teacher, my 5th year in Alvin ISD, and my 3rd year as part of the wonderful Walt Disney Wildcat family. I grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from the University of North Texas in December 2003. After graduation, I began my teaching career as a PPCD teacher for 2 years in Lewisville ISD, the same school district I grew up attending. I moved to the Houston area in the summer of 2006 and continued teaching PPCD in Clear Creek ISD for 5 years. In 2011, I helped pilot a program for students with autism and severe language disorders. I taught in the autism program for 5 years before moving to Alvin ISD in 2017 to teach in an elementary special education behavior program. I've spent the last 2 years at Walt Disney Elementary teaching special education resource and inclusion. This year, I'm entering a newly created position within the district as our Walt Disney campus behavior coach. Creating strong relationships within the classroom has always been a passion and cornerstone of my teaching over the years. I am excited to share that passion, along with ideas, strategies, and resources with our Walt Disney staff, students, and parents this year!
My favorite part of being a teacher is developing relationships with my students and having the opportunity to be one of their biggest cheerleaders as they grow and learn!
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." -Dr. James Comer
When I am not teaching, I love my spending time with my amazing husband, my 3 wonderful step-children, and our 2 spoiled dogs. I enjoy outdoor activities, learning to garden, being on or by the water, reading, exercising, and doing my part to try and spread kindness and love to others.
I believe in strong communication between home and school and partnering with one another to help your child succeed. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, concerns, have information you feel would be important for me to know, or would like additional resources/ideas to use with your child.
Phone: 281-585-6234 (EXT 2637)