Phone: 1(972)-947-9454 Ext. 43500
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science 1-6 Self-Contained 1-8 Reading ESL GT LEAD dyslexia training in Dallas
Mrs. Tonya Whatley
Hello! My name is Tonya Whatley. I am so excited that I will be teaching at Lakeview Elementary this year. I will be working as a dyslexia specialist. This is my twenty-seventh year teaching. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from East Texas State University. I was trained at the LEAD Dyslexia Training Center in Dallas. I have taught first grade, second grade, fourth grade, dyslexia therapy, and a reading intervention class. I have my ESL and GT certifications.
I previously taught at Brent Elementary and Strike Middle School in Little Elm ISD. I am married to Brian Whatley. I have three stepchildren: Jordan, Graci, and Serena. I also have a four-year-old granddaughter named Rosie. I love my Little Elm family. I am ready to meet all of my new students and parents.
I have a passion for teaching reading. I love to give struggling readers the tools they need to become more successful and confident. I want to help students build a lifelong 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 going to be an awesome year at Lakeview!