Welcome back to school!  I hope everyone enjoyed their summer break.  I am happy to be back to school and I am looking forward to an exciting year!  I know we will learn so much together.

    This upcoming year will be my 23rd year to teach!  Wow!  How time flies!  I spent the first ten years of my teaching career in Kindergarten, followed by eleven years in 1st grade.  This year I will be joining Jim Plain Elementary as an SRP teacher.  I love teaching reading and can't wait to start my second year in SRP.

    I began my teaching career in Phoenix, AZ where I taught for two years.  It was there that I met and married my husband, Paul.  I then taught in El Paso, TX for three years while Paul completed his military career.  We made the move to the Austin area in 2000 and couldn’t be happier.

     I grew up in a small Indiana town fairly close to Indianapolis.  Although I was raised to be a “Hoosier”, I chose to follow my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and attend Purdue University.  I graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  GO BOILERS!!  I am very enthusiastic about all Big Ten sporting events..basketball is my favorite!!

    My household is quite busy with our three wonderful and very active sons!  Bryan graduated high school last year from Vista Ridge.  He is starting his college journey at ACC studying fire science.  Brendan will be a freshman at Vista.  He is my all sports boy.  Last but not least is the youngest, Brant who is a 7th grader at Henry Middle School.  He is my history buff and soccer enthusiast!   Being a mother to all boys has been the greatest gift.  Life is never dull!!!

I am looking forward to a new and exciting school year! Please visit Plain's SRP Website for information about our program.  Don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.



Tonia Cunningham 

email: tonia.cunningham@leanderisd.org