Leahlyn Clare

Email: clarel@friscoisd.org

Twitter: @barbellsandlps

Hi Y’all! My name is Leahlyn Clare and I am so excited to be teaching third grade this year! This will be my seventh year teaching and my fifth year working with the district. I am blessed to be teaching in the district I grew up in. I taught first grade for two years in Lubbock and I moved back to DFW four years ago. I received my teaching degree from Texas Tech University and am a lifelong Red Raider! Guns Up! I have two boxers named Georgia and Keela. My husband's name is Kevin Clare and we love hanging out with our dogs, going to eat with friends and watching/going to the movies. In my spare time I am almost always at the gym, spending time with Mr Clare and our dogs, or reading a book. I cannot wait to get to know you and your family! This is going to be one "sharp" year!

My goals for the year include...

1. Getting to spend time with every student and their family outside of school. I want to cheer them on at sporting events, or meet y'all for dinner somewhere! It's up to you where and how but I feel it is very important to get to know my kids as more than just a student and the same goes for them! I am more than a teacher and I want to cheer them on in life- not just the classroom!

2. Creating highly engaging lessons that feel more like an "experience" than a boring presentation. I want each of my kids to CRAVE coming to school and want to be there, even if they didn't have to be.

3. Finding a means of communication that are clear and consistent and reach everyone.

4. Creating confident, life-long learners and problem solvers that go beyond the everyday math problem or reading question.

Favorite Things:

Birthday: January 24th

Hobbies: exercising, being outside, watching movies, reading, playing with my dogs, playing and watching sports

Music: country, red dirt country, classic rock, soft rock, pop

Books: Harry Potter, historical fiction

Collections: books, Batman, Texas Tech, cacti

Places to shop: Fabletics, Target, Amazon, Home Goods

Restaurants: La Hacienda Ranch, Chuy's, Zoe's

Fast Food: Starbucks, Panera, Smoothie King

Drink: Water, Coke Zero, BAI tea, Cherry Limeade

Dessert: Chocolate and Peanut Butter combos! Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin

Junk food/candy/snack: Salted cashews, peanut-butter M&M's, CLIF bars, Nature Valley Bars, Twizzlers

Things I Like: dogs, batman, books, funny movies, bright colors and patterns, cactus

Class Wish List Items: index cards, Expo Markers, Clorox Wipes, Post-Its, Crayola Markers, glue sticks, white card stock, colored card stock, hand sanitizer, tissues, Zip Lock bags and baby wipes, Avery Labels (15-30 per sheet)