Phone: 972-947-9458 ext. 52253
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Joy Sanchez - Dyslexia Specialist/Reading Enrichment
I grew up in San Antonio, TX, and have known since I was in 1st grade I wanted to be a teacher. So, I began my college journey toward this dream at UT San Antonio before moving to DFW where I completed my degree at UNT. I started living my dream job in 2007. My experiences are rooted in elementary school grades K-5th. While I enjoyed my time as a general education classroom teacher, I found my heartstrings pulled toward our exceptional learners and began working in special education across a variety of settings, but mostly, inclusion support and co-teaching within the general education classroom. After getting to work so closely with an array of amazing teachers and students, I finally discovered my desire to focus on teaching our striving readers using specifically scientifically research-based programs. This eventually led to my true passion, after gaining a wealth of knowledge and training through the LEAD program, to teach dyslexic students and striving readers. I made my way up to middle schoolers in 2018 as a dyslexia specialist at Lakeside, and now at the beautiful Walker campus. Getting to close gaps and retraining our Lobos' brains to read, spell, write, and so much is a gift that keeps giving to my students and me. Once a student walks into my room they are always one of my students!
3rd Reading Enrichment
4th Lunch Duty, Lunch, Conference
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