I am Rae Dockery, and I have lived in Paris most of my life and attended Paris schools from grades one through twelve. (Go Wildcats!) I graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce, and I have a Master’s Degree in Reading that extends from grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.
I have taught in both Mesquite ISD and Paris ISD. During my 39 years of teaching, I have taught fifth grade, first grade, second grade and Reading Recovery. I have also taught specialized reading classes in grades K-5 before returning to college to earn a Reading Recovery certification. I have now taught Reading Recovery and literacy groups at Justiss Elementary for the past 25 years. I teach my students in room 115 on the west hallway. My Justiss phone number is 903-737-7458. The Justiss School Fax number is 903-737-7530. My campus email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can be reached during the school day by email, phone message, or a note sent to school with your
My husband, Steve, and I both grew up in Paris and love living here. We have twin daughters, Taylor and Jordan, who both graduated from Paris ISD and later Texas Christian University. (Go Frogs!) Taylor is a Acute Adult Care Cardiac Nurse Practioner at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Ft. Worth, and Jordan is a pediatrician and a neonatologist at Children's Medical Center and Parkland NICU in Dallas. I have a darling grandbaby, Grace Taylor Reis, who is the light of my life.
I enjoy reading, traveling, visiting my daughters, and spending time with family and friends.
Some of my favorite quotes are:
"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."--Ralph Marston
"Never, never, never give up." --Winston Churchill
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any direction YOU choose."--Dr. Suess
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher