Welcome!

I am so excited to join the Deerpark family!  I have taught for five years, and I am eager to get into our classroom this year! My teaching heart is in Language Arts, and I feel privileged to be a part of the children's journey to reading and writing with meaning.
 
I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas (hook'em horns!), and I earned my Master's in Education from Texas State University. I am a huge Longhorn fan and love attending any Longhorn sporting event!
 
I am married to my best friend, Wade, and our first babies were our precious puppies Cash and Lexi (a yorkie and a yorkie-shih tzu mix). In September of 2010, we had a sweet baby girl named Audri Raine Spivey-what an absolute joy! I enjoy spending weekends outdoors with my family. My hobbies are reading, running, and watching sports-especially college basketball!
                    
While my goal is to teach the reading and writing standards for 6th grade Language Arts, my hope is that my students develop a love for learning and discover that reading and writing can be fun!