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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  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



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