About Mrs. Fuqua

Hello UP Panther Family!

My name is Missy Fuqua and I am beyond thrilled for another year at UP teaching! I grew up in Canfield, Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. After college I moved  to Richardson, Texas where I began my teaching career. I taught pre-k, first grade and second grade throughout my 15 years in RISD.

I currently live in Richardson with my family. I have three crazy and fun kids! Brynn, 17 Aaron, 13 and William, 5!  In my free time I enjoy road trips, cooking, live music, football (GO Buckeyes!), and spending time with my family and friends!

I love that I get to do my number one passion everyday, which is working with children!  To see a child fall in love with something, to watch them go head over heels for a concept or idea, to be completely enthralled in a moment of joy- curiosity just spills over, their excitement becomes contagious, and a life-long seeker is born!  This is what keeps me teaching!