Phone: 1(972)-947-9457 ext 62111
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science 1-6 Self-Contained 1-8 Reading ESL GT
Mrs. Tonya Whatley
Hello! My name is Tonya Whatley. I am so excited to be teaching at Strike Middle School this year. I will be working as a dyslexia interventionist. This is my twenty-seventh year teaching. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from East Texas State University. I have taught first grade, second grade, fourth grade, and a reading intervention class. I have my ESL and GT certifications. I am so excited about my new role this year.
I just moved to Little Elm two years ago. I moved to Strike from Brent Elementary. I am married to Brian Whatley. I have three stepchildren: Jordan, Graci, and Serena. I love my Little Elm family. I am excited about my move to middle school.
I have a passion for teaching students to read. I took the LEAD teacher training to learn strategies to teach students with dyslexia. I love to give struggling readers the tools they need to become successful in reading. I want to help students build a love for reading. I can't wait to meet you and your child. I will do everything I can to help your child have an enjoyable learning experience. It is my goal to help your child become a more confident and successful reader.