About Sra. Lawton
As a child, I attended University Park Elementary, McCulloch Middle School, and graduated from Highland Park High School. My love of Spanish began in fifth grade right here at UP. After attending Texas Tech University for two years, I transferred to SMU, Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, I participated in the SMU-in-Mexico summer language program twice. Under the direction of SMU, I lived with a local host family and studied at the Universidad Veracruzana in the capital city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz. This experience peaked my interest in Spanish. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish, I lived in Madrid, Spain to improve my Spanish language skills.
In 2001, I began my career in public education. Throughout my career, I have challenged myself by accepting a variety of roles in many school districts. I have taught 1st through 8th grade in various districts around the State of Texas. For eight years I worked in Richardson ISD as a classroom teacher in various roles. While at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet in RISD, I taught 3rd through 6th grade Spanish. While in RISD, I also taught bilingual 1st grade at Lake Highlands Elementary and 7th and 8th grade regular Spanish as well as 8th grade PreAP Spanish at Lake Highlands Junior High. Prior to working in RISD, I worked for Garland ISD, Dallas ISD, Premont ISD, and Brooks County ISD in South Texas.
In my free time, I enjoy being with family, friends, and my husband Howard. Howard is from Yorkshire, England, so we look forward to visiting family there. We spend a lot of time with our dog, Miller. I love speaking Spanish right here in Dallas every chance I get and cannot wait to engage my students in fun, dynamic Spanish lessons!
Go Panthers! Go Scots!
Go Red Raiders! Go Ponies!
~ Charlotte "Señora" Lawton