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!