Fourth grade team
  • From left to right:

    Mrs. Loren Harry

    Mrs. Melissa Lakins

    Mrs. June Ward

    Mrs. Beverly Slifer

  • Mrs. Melissa Lakins is a 4th grade ELAR and S.S. teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience.  She has a bachelor’s degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and holds a EC-4 and ESL certification.  She’s been happily married for over 15 years and blessed to have 3 children that keep life fun and busy.  Mrs. Lakins’ has a heart to challenge students to achieve much more than they ever thought possible!  She is ecstatic to begin a new school year with Leadership Prep!

    Mrs. Loren Harry is a 4th grade Math and Science teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is certified to teach Early Childhood through 6th grade. She also has both her English as a Second Language (ESL) and Gifted and Talented (GT) certifications. Recently, she was also designated as an Exemplary Teacher. Mrs. Harry is married to her best friend with whom she has two wonderful children. Mrs. Harry’s goal is to help each and every one of her students become the very best that they can be while also making learning fun! 

    Mrs. Beverly Slifer begins the 2022-2023 school year with over 10 years of teaching experience.  This is her second year teaching ELAR and SS with Leadership Prep.  Beverly holds a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman's University. She is certified to teach EC-6, GT and ESL students. As a lifelong learner, Mrs. Slifer plans to further her own education by earning a Dyslexia Certification this year. Mrs. Slifer loves spending time with her friends & family and she was just married this summer!  She is an avid reader and enjoys pottery, gardening, hiking and photography.  

    Mrs. June Ward is a career change teacher in her second year. She just moved from Florida and has 15 years of theater, film and media education experience. June is married and lives with her husband , two children, and dog, Charlie in Frisco.


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