About Mrs. Kazyaka
Meet Mrs. Kazyaka
Welcome to my class! It is truly an honor to be your teacher. As you allow me to get to know you better, please let me share a little about myself. This is my 25th year to teach, and all my years of service have been in the HEB district. Prior to teaching at the Buinger, I taught at Hurst Jr. High for 22 wonderful years. I absolutely love to teach and consider it a privilege to enter the classroom every day. I am certified to teach CTE, Spanish, English, and ESL. I also have an endorsement to teach Gifted & Talented students. My undergraduate degree is from UTA, and I have a masters degree in Secondary Education from UNT.
When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family. My husband, Dave and I have been married for 32 amazing years. We have three grown daughters. Our daughter, Ashley, lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and our granddog Maggie. She has a masters degree in Library Sciences, and is a librarian with a specialty in Maker Spaces. Our middle daughter, Kristin, earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is completing her post doc work in Chicago. Our youngest daughter, Kara, is a band director at a middle school in McKinney. We love to spend time with them! daughters named Sophie and Harper. We also have two four legged My parents and brother also live in the HEB area, and we also enjoy doing things together.
We also love to travel and have traveled together all over the world. When not traveling, I enjoy reading, knitting, volunteering at my church, and going out to dinner. I also like to watch movies and watch way too many shows on Netflix.