Degrees and Certifications:
Misty Belyeu: Bachelors/Masters K-6 Elementary Education EC-6 Core Subjects Certificate EC-6 ESL Supplemental Certificate Shanda Trees: Bachelor's Journalism English Language Arts and Reading 4-6 ESL (4-8)
Misty Taylor & Shanda Trees
I am Shanda Trees, the 6th Grade Language Arts teacher. I co-teach the Humanities course with Misty Taylor, and we have a fantastic year planned.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, and am certified to teach English Language Arts and Reading and ESL. I have seven years of experience teaching Language Arts and Reading in 6th - 8th grades. I love teaching 6th grade, and can’t wait to meet all the incoming 6th graders.
I am married to Ryan, and we have three kids, Kira, Xander, and Lucy. I’m a certified fitness instructor, a lover of musicals, and a marathon runner.
I have been teaching for 16 years-12 in Alabama and four in Texas. I have taught 2nd-6th grades, and love nothing better than teaching 6th grade Humanities with Mrs. Trees. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Troy State University, and my Master’s Degree from Auburn University. I love to learn about the world’s history and cultures from reading and personal experience. I have spent time in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean-including a trip to the UK this summer. I am also an avid history buff and have visited numerous historical sites in the US-including extensive time in Colonial Williamsburg, VA as a curriculum writer and teacher facilitator. I am a newly-wed, and a proud doggy mom, auntie, and godmother. I am so blessed that all my "babies" live here in the Dallas area. My other passions in life include reading, crochet, and cooking. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!