Phone: 469-219-2220 ext. 25208
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (PK-6) Early Childhood (PK-6) ESL Certification
Mrs. Janet Ballard
Hello! My name is Janet Ballard. Welcome to the Beach Buddies class! I absolutely LOVE teaching kindergarten! One of the best parts is seeing the growth the students make from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Their minds are like little sponges! It's important to me to create a safe learning environment so my kindergartners feel comfortable to take chances and learn from their mistakes. I want my students to know I love them and believe in them. I aim to challenge my little learners, promote creativity, and develop independence not only in the classroom but in the real world.
I am proud to begin my 6th year in the amazing Prosper ISD but am starting my 26th year as an educator. I have experience in the following grades: 4th, 2nd, 1st, and kindergarten. Of course, kindergarten is where my heart is and where I have spent 19 of those years! Although I have been teaching a long time, I strive to continue to learn and implement new things so I stay current with my craft in order to give my students the very best learning environment!
I have been married to the Love of My Life, Jim, for 12 years. We met at our 20 year high school reunion (Plano East). We live in Frisco with our Golden Retriever, MJ, who we adopted six years ago from GRALL (Golden Retriever Rescue Alliance) which is a rescue group that is very near and dear to my heart. MJ thinks he is human and loves to go everywhere we go! When I'm not at school, I love to go shopping, take long walks with my hubby and MJ, spend time with my family, go out to eat (Mexican is my favorite), read, hang by the pool, travel, and cheer on the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars! I love to read pretty much everything I can get my hands on that I can learn from (news articles, teacher books & resources, online info., etc.). I love to know what's going on in the world! Yes, I even watch the news! I love to teach reading and hope my students end up loving to read as much as I do!
I love getting to know all the families and students at Windsong Ranch Elementary! I love building close relationships with my students and their parents (and sometimes grandparents, too)! I feel it's important the students see that we are a team and want the best for them for an amazing Kindergarten year! Windsong Ranch is a very special place to be, and I am honored to teach here!
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