This year's teacher of the year is Tyler Reed. Mrs. Reed is a graduate of Lake Dallas High School and has spent her entire teaching career as a Falcon. Mrs. Reed's classroom culture is one of love and inclusion. Mrs. Reed has spent the year recreating her classroom to meet the individual needs of every student. From reaching out to other campuses to obtain texts for her students at their reading level, to creating positive behavior supports, Mrs. Reed goes above and beyond to do whatever it takes for her students to be successful! She is willing to push herself out of her comfort zone and contribute to the campus processes and procedures in order to make LDMS the best middle school in the area.
Thank you Tyler for pushing yourself, committing yourself to professional growth, and making LDMS a safe place for all students! Your classroom culture is one that builds others up and develops students into their best self. You are a homegrown hero to our students and community.
Randall Caldwell, LDMS Principal
Tyler Reed: Lake Dallas Middle School Teacher of the Year
Get to know Tyler Reed in this Q & A:
# of Years at LDISD - 8
Positions held at LDISD
2012- 2013 Paraprofessional, 2013-2014 7th Grade Math, 2014 - Current 7th Grade ELAR, 2013 - 2014 Assistant LDMS Cheer Coach, 2015-2017 LDMS Cheer Coach, 2018-Current Falcon Foodies sponsor, mentor teacher
Texas Tech University - Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Generalist 4-8, Certified ESL
DACTU Teacher of the Month - May 2019, Falcon Flight Academy
Favorite thing about being a teacher . . .
Relationships. I take pride in creating a safe, respectful, and loving classroom to help build positive relationships with my students. One thing that keeps me motivated is the 'light bulb' moment(s) -- to see a student's face when they finally understand a skill is priceless.
Favorite thing about your campus . . .
Without being cliche, my favorite thing about my campus is the family atmosphere. It is such a blessing to work with people who truly care about and support each other. There are constant 'just because we love you' gestures from our Admin team, StuCo, Sunshine committee and PTA. Oh, and the Thursday food trucks! Seriously, fresh tossed pizza from a portable wood-burning oven. I am pretty sure that makes the MS the best campus!
Favorite thing about LDISD . . .
Being a 2006 graduate of Lake Dallas High School, I have to say that one of my favorite things is the traditions. As we have grown in size, some traditions have fizzled out, but many remain the same. One of my favorites is Homecoming week! I love that we are still able to showcase the 'small town feel' with our parade, community and campus pep rallies. More recently, my favorite thing is the unity. When Texas schools began to shut down due to the pandemic, our district quickly came together with solutions to continue education to the best of our ability. Within a few days we had a plan for @home online learning and meal pick up services ...it took everyone at every level to make this new normal possible. We are all going to look back and be Falcon Proud!
First thoughts about receiving campus Teacher of the Year . . .
There are so many people that I encounter each that that play a different role in shaping me. I wish I could list them all because it is truly those people who have helped me be successful in my role as an educator! I am so grateful and humbled to be the LDMS Teacher of the Year!