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Laura Chesshire

4th Grade Reading & Social Studies

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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

(903) 785-7458

Conference Times:


About Me

Educational History:

  1. Texas A&M University- Commerce, May 2015
  2. Paris Junior College- 2012

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6

Certifications: Generalist EC-6, ESL, GT

Associates of Science

Professional Development:



Gretchen Burnaby- Summer 2023

G/T 6 hour update- Summer 2022

ETC Virtual Technology Conference- Summer 2021

Reading Academy- Summer 2021


GT Training, Region 8- Summer 2019

GT Training, Region 8- Summer 2018

T-TESS Training- Spring 2018

K-2 Literacy Collaborative Group at Region 8- Aug.2017-May 2018

Toxic Stress PD w/ Angela Reid August 2017

Get Your Teach On! July 2017

Behavior Collaborative Group- May 2017

CAMPT Math Conference-Summer 2016

Phonics Dance-Summer 2015

Reading Interventions 10/15/2015

Writing Summer 2015

Teach Like a Pirate

Current Position:

This is my 9th year at Justiss Elementary. I teach 4th grade Reading, Language Arts, Writing and Social Studies. I believe in a growth mindset approach and involve the kids by showing them their data in a kid-friendly way that they can understand. Before teaching 4th I was a Reading Interventionist for 3 years and a 1st grade teacher for 5 years. I have taught all subjects, GT, SPED, and departmentalized Reading/Writing. I believe Paris ISD offers the absolute BEST interventions for our at-risk students. I am also the founder of JES News Crew. This is an organization that promotes public speaking and real world connections through broadcast journalism.


 Thank you for choosing Justiss as your child’s school!  #Don’tQuitGetGrit

Previous Position:

Before becoming a teacher, I completed my internship and residency at Chisum Elementary. I observed and taught in a 1st grade self-contained classroom and a 4th grade Writing classroom. After completion of my coursework, I became a Pre-K teacher at Little Ark Learning Center here in Paris. 

Family Information:

I have two children who are my pride and joy! Brian a 6th grader and Delilah is in 1st grade. We have a cat named Jack that we rescued. We also have a crested gecko named Sunny that is often at school with me! The biggest baby of all is our Australian Shepherd, Bear. I am the middle child of two sisters, Liz and Jane. Outside of school, we enjoy being in the gym and at the beach! 

Personal Information:

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Sport- Watching my son play football for the Boys and Girls Club. GO WILDCATS!!

Hobbies: Weight lifting and drawing

Color- Mint

Drink- Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew & Pretty in Pink from Nu Start

Restaurant- Texas Roadhouse

Movie- Forrest Gump, Titanic

TV Shows- Stranger Things, Outer Banks




Laura Chesshire

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School Phone:
(903) 785-7458
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