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UPDATE:  We have started the year in our new school, and TAG math classes are already underway!  The below message is from a few years ago and needs just a little updating... I now have a seven month old baby boy named Charlie who already loves going to his school while I am here teaching TAG.  I have learned so much about TAG and UP over the last two years and am excited to continue to work with this community to grow these young minds!  
 
Mrs. Myers
 
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I am so excited to be a new member of University Park Elementary! With meeting so many wonderful members of the learning community this week, I feel right at home. I have been a Bradfield Elementary Fourth Grade teacher for three years, and prior to that experience I taught in Plano ISD for five years in both fourth grade and fifth grade classrooms. Graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master Degree in Elementary Education, I quickly feel in love with extending the learning of my TAG students in the regular education classroom. I followed this passion to learn more about how to challenge my students every moment of the day through the SMU Gifted/Talented Endorsement Program. Given this opportunity to put my practice and passion in motion, I plan on partnering with you to build a challenging yet supportive environment that invites your child to grasp at opportunities to make great strides in learning. This year will be exciting for another reason, I am getting married in December to a fellow Red Raider, Mitch Myers. Mitch is accustomed to the teaching world because his mother is a retired teacher and was even prepared to help me set up my new classroom! I was already overjoyed my family is growing bigger this year, and now I am thrilled beyond words by adding my new University Park family as well. I look forward to meeting all of you and your children very soon.
 

Recent Posts

A special thank you to Dr. Choi, William's dad, for visiting our 3rd grade scientists last week.  The students (and I) learned about how the doctors use stents and balloons to open up blocked arteries in the heart.  We were even able to practice with the real medical devices!  Dr. Choi even took time to listen to how the individual student heart projects are coming along and answered many questions from our wonder wall.  Thank you Dr. Choi!  
Accepting any and all LEGO donations!  If you have any Legos that you would like to donate, our second grade  TAG explorations class may be able to use them in the their invention unit.  Any donations cannot be returned so please be sure you are ready to part ways with your Legos before donating.  Thank you!  
Special thank you to Nurse Anabel for teaching these third graders CPR.  Consider yourselves much safer when these kids are around.  

Meet Elisa Farrell

As many of you may already know, my husband and I are expecting our first child in January.  We are so excited and filled with anticipation for this new member of our family to arrive.  Your children have been my top priority in my preparation to be away for maternity leave.  I reached out to my favorite Gifted and Talented Education Professor at SMU for long term substitute recommendations, and she instantly suggested Elisa Farrell.  After having Elisa as our special guest one day, it was clear to me that our students would not only be in good hands while I am away, but I believe they will benefit greatly from their time with Mrs. Farrell.  Attached you will find a letter from Elisa introducing herself.  We will work together to prepare for my time away from the classroom so that your children will continue to receive the TAG curriculum.