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Laura Chesshire

1st Grade Teacher

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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

(903) 785-7458

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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

Associates of Science

Professional Development:


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 5th year at Justiss Elementary. I am Wildcat proud! I am self contained, teaching all subjects and service the G/T population in 1st.  My teaching philosophy includes cooperative group activities, play-based learning, problem-solving through STEM/STEAM related activities and interactive journaling. I create my lessons and activities with the child in mind. I strive to make real-world connections and making learning relevant by knowing what my students interest are. I also go above and beyond to stay connected to my parents through phone calls, conferences, Remind Texts, weekly newsletters, and our Facebook Page: Justiss 1st Grade Crew. Thank you for choosing Justiss as your child’s school!  #StrongerTogether #JustissStrong

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 married my wonderful husband, Michael in 2011. We had our first child, Brian in 2012 and then our daughter, Delilah in 2016. Brian is also a student at Justiss. He loves being a Wildcat. We have two labs, Chevy and Bailey. We also have a crested gecko named Sunny that lives in my classroom during the school year and comes home with me over the breaks. I am the middle child of two sisters, Liz and Jane. Liz teaches 6th grade at Crockett and Jane lives in College Station working at a nutrition company. 

Personal Information:

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Sport- Texas Rangers Baseball

Hobbies: Weight lifting and drawing

Color- Mint

Drink- Coffee!

Restaurant- Texas Roadhouse

Movie- Forrest Gump

TV Shows- Fixer Upper, Street Outlaws




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School Phone:
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