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First Grade Lights Up Your Life!

Welcome to Walnut Creek and first grade!  My name is Carol Skillern.  I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child's teacher.  I graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in elementary education with a specialization in science and a certification in early childhood.  I graduated from North Texas State University with a M.Ed. in elementary education, specializing in science.  I've also done post-graduate work at Lamar University and the University of Tennessee.  I began my teaching career in high school in Beaumont, but after a year decided that I preferred to work with young children.  I taught kindergarten in Waco for 13 years and this is my 20th year of teaching first grade in Azle.

 I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.  We have some exciting things planned.  By working together, we can make this year a great learning experience for your first grader.

Please let me know of any concerns you have or if there is something special you would like for me to know about your child.  Since we are not interrupted by phone calls while teaching, the best time to phone is during my conference time -- between 1:30 and 2:00.  You may also send me an e-mail at:  By working together, we'll help your child succeed at Walnut Creek.

Thank you for sharing your child with us and thanks for your support!