Welcome to 1st Grade!!
About Mrs. Gillespie
I am so excited to be starting my 14th year of teaching, and my 5th year at Sunnyvale Elementary School. After teaching twelve years in 3rd and 4th grade, I am going back to where I began my teaching career...1st Grade!!!! I am so ready to meet your students and kick off 2019! I am looking forward to an amazing year!
Outside of school, I am a wife and a mom of three. My husband, Jason and I live in the Talty/Terrell area with our 3 lovely kids. We have Kalyn who is starting her 8th grade year at SMS, Colt who will be joining me in the 1st grade, and our one year old, Caiden. On most weekends you can find us on the baseball field, but when we aren't busy with sports and kids, I enjoy shopping, visiting with my friends, eating out, and hanging out with family.
I grew up in the Mesquite area, attending Poteet High School. My family moved to Sunnyvale during my freshman year of high school. I have 5 siblings, two of which are SISD alumni. After high school, I decided to attend Texas A&M-Commerce to persue a degree in education. When I graduated college I took a job teaching 1st grade in Garland ISD. I spent 9 years in Garland where I taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade. In 2014 I joined the Raider staff as a 4th grade math teacher. I spent the last 4 years teaching math here at SES, but decided I wanted to try something new. After careful consideration and prayer, I requested to move down to 1st grade. I am excited to embark on a new adventure with the firsties! Teaching is truly my passion, and I feel blessed to be able to teach in a district I love!!!