First Grade ASPIRE Teacher
7th year in GCISD (11th year teaching)
B.A. of Liberal Arts- Double Major in English and Psychology University of Texas at Austin
Certified grades EC-4 and English 8-12
Birthplace: Alameda, California
Contact Information: phone: (817) 251-5720 email@example.com @MrsGriffard
Conference Time: 2:05- 2:55
Meet the Teacher... I am thrill to be starting my 11th year in teaching as a Glenhope Gator! I taught 9th grade English in Cedar Hill; Pre-K, and two years in 2nd Grade in Keller ISD and for the last 5 years I have taught 1st Grade in GCISD at O.C.Taylor. I graduated with a double major in English and Psychology from THE University of Texas in Austin…Hook ‘Em! In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I just celebrated my 18th wedding anniversary with my amazing husband Scott. I have 2 "bonus” sons-Chase who is 30 years old and is married to Natalia and has a daughter named Vika who just turned 2 and Taylor who ia 25 and is a Marine currently serving as a US Embassy Guard in Germany. We also have a daughter Kayleigh Grace who just turned 17 and is a senior in the first graduating class at the Grapevine Colleyville Collegiate Academy. My passion is traveling... I am willing to go anywhere at anytime! I also am a Foodie. We love eating at fun new places. We also enjoy going to the movies, watching all kinds of sports and playing golf whenever we get the chance. I love being an educator! I am here to love your child and to provide a safe, warm environment where they will be actively engaged in learning. I am an enthusiastic life-long learner and want to instill that same passion in children. I look forward to our partnership this year so that we can ensure your child's success academically, socially and emotionally.
For me, relationships are THE most important and I am beyond thankful that we are taking this journey together.
A couple of quotes dear to my heart...
~Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. -Rita Pierson
~Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
~You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. - Clay P. Bedford