I grew up in the Dallas area after spending my early years living on Yakota Air Force Base in Japan.  I graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas and attended Texas A&M University where I met my husband Michael.  Our family includes one son (John Michael),  two daughters (Adrianna and Katerina), our son-in-law (Nic), our grandson (Taylor), two dogs (Chloe and Reveille), and four cats (Stella, Wild Cat, Dallas and Witten).

Teaching is a second career for me and was fostered by the desire to better understand the educational needs of one of our children who has special needs.  I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Texas Women’s University with a concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum.  My education also includes a Bachelor of Science degree from TWU with a focus in Special Education and behavior management.

I have been part of the Hebron Valley Elementary family since 2006 when I joined the campus to teach fourth grade for the spring semester.  Then next school year I joined the third grade team where I taught until moving to Kindergarten in Fall 2013.  I have been honored as HVE’s Teacher of the Year and have also been privileged to receive a lifetime membership from the Parent Teacher Association here at Hebron Valley Elementary.

My approach to teaching is fairly simple: 

Treat students with the dignity and respect they deserve while holding them accountable to excel to the best of their abilities, concurrently giving their parents/guardians the information they need to ensure their child's success.

As a teacher, I will:

 

About Mrs. Eckley