Kendra Simpson: Lake Dallas Elementary Teacher of the Year
"Kendra Simpson has been in education for 24 years, 19 of those at LDISD. A lot of fabulous things can be said about Ms. Simpson. Her classroom has a very strong sense of Falcon Family. She has very high expectations of her students – from academics to disciplines – she really pushes kids to be the best versions of themselves. Sometimes she finds herself with students with very strong personalities and they quickly discover that they have met their match in Ms. Simpson. She loves and believes in every kid – from the day she first sees them to the day they leave the room to the day they cross the stage at graduation. She loves her kids and they love her. It is for those reasons and so many more that Kendra Simpson is LDE 2019 Teacher of the Year."
Dr. Jennifer Perry, LDE Principal
Get to know Kendra Simpson in this Q & A:
# of years at LDISD: 19
Positions held at LDISD:
Kindergarten Teacher - 11 years, 2nd Grade Teacher - 8 years
Degree- Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas of the Permian Basin Certifications- Early Childhood Education (PK-K) Elementary Education (1-8) Elementary History (1-8)
Favorite thing about being a teacher . . .
There are many reasons I LOVE being a teacher! But my favorite days are when I get to share in the joy and excitement when a student reaches a personal goal, or has an "Ah-Ha" moment! It's priceless!
Favorite thing about your campus . . .
My LDE family! We are passionate about our students and their success! There are not enough words to describe the compassion, kindness, and support of the LDE teachers and staff.
Favorite thing about LDISD . . .
LDISD is not your ordinary school district, we are a family. I love the sense of Falcon Pride!
About receiving your campus Teacher of the Year . . .
I was honored to receive TOY! As teachers, we know our jobs are tough and we do the best we can every single day, but an award like Teacher of the Year solidifies that others are noticing your hard work and dedication to the children you serve.