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Meet Mrs. Roush

Welcome to fourth grade! I am so excited to be a part of the growth and learning that will take place in your child this year.
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, I taught third grade for three years and am in my ninth year of teaching fourth grade at UP. I graduated high school in Bixby, Oklahoma, attended college at the University of Oklahoma where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, and have a Masters Degree in Educational Technology Leadership. I had a destination wedding this summer and married a wonderful man named Barrett who had the pleasure of inheriting my adorable Chihuahua, Mookie. There are many Saturdays that we can be found cheering on the Sooners (Go OU!!) in Norman. Also, I am often spotted enjoying all of the fabulous shopping and restaurants that Dallas has to offer.
Though I love these things, teaching is my passion.  I truly love walking into my classroom each day to find smiles, hugs, and more joy than you can imagine.  I think I have the best job in the world! I embrace professional development, laugh often, and work hard to meet the needs of both the curriculum and the students.  I want all children to recognize their own unique intelligence, learn how to think as well as question, and develop skills in working with others. My priority is to provide a safe and inviting environment that allows me to inspire, motivate, encourage and instill a love of learning in each of my students.  
I am looking forward to a great year with you!

Recent Posts

Camp Write Along After Spring Break

We are getting geared up for Writing Camp from Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 24th! Be sure to bring your sleeping bag to use all week.  Take a look at each day’s theme...

Monday - Hats Off to Camp Write Along! Wear your Camp Shirt with your favorite hat!

Tuesday - Knock Your Socks Off Writing Day! Wear your Camp Shirt with crazy socks!

Wednesday - No Hiding from Great Writing! Wear your Camp Shirt and some camouflage!

Thursday - Put Your Bad Writing Habits to Bed! Wear your Camp Shirt and pajama pants!

Friday - Super Writers are Superheroes! Show your Panther Pride!

Our teacher of the day, Mr. Johnson, has started the day off wonderfully! The class is so looking forward to what he has planned for us! :)
Our first KPAW crew did an amazing job writing, filming, and broadcasting KPAW last week!! Way to go!

Hose for Art Next Thursday

Please send your child with a pair of pantyhose (not tights or socks) by next Thursday, January 26th for an art project with Mrs. Torres. A green note explaining this can be found in the Thursday folder that will be sent home today.
Thank you!

No School on Monday

There will be no school this coming Monday, January 16th. Enjoy the day off!

21 Day Challenge

The 21 Day Challenge is a program put on by Medical City Dallas and NBC 5 to promote healthy snacking, specifically for 21 days in hopes of creating a habit of good snacking choices.

The 21 Day Challenge requires 4 steps:

  1. Register/create an account
  2. Each day for 21 straight days create a healthy snack
  3. Each day, write down your snack
  4. Two weeks after completing the challenge, use a “secret code” and snacking log to complete a survey


The website is and this is where you register and find some really great links. My favorite is the “Healthy Snack Finder” where you can type in an ingredient that you like and a list of recipes comes up containing that ingredient. They also provide recipes for special dietary needs :)


Please refer any questions to the PE coaches.

These sweet boys helped take our garden goods to the North Texas Food Bank to help those less fortunate.
A BIG thank you to Mrs. Johnson and all of the garden volunteers this semester! What a beautiful turnout!! Enjoy the pictures!