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Kindergarten Teachers Introductions

Mrs. Meagan Cross- Lead Teacher- 

Hi! My name is Meagan Cross and this is my 15th year of teaching. I have taught Kindergarten at LPS for the last 10 years. My husband and I are native New Yorkers. I graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego in 2003 with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in English. My teaching career started in Arizona. I taught 4th grade and Kindergarten before we moved to Texas. We have two children, Anne (16) and Jackson (14). Together we enjoy traveling, camping, and going to movies.

I love teaching Kindergarten at LPS. Children grow and thrive so much their first year in school. It is such a blessing to watch these little people grow into great leaders! Every day brings something new in Kindergarten. I am excited for another amazing year at LPS! :)

 Teaching Qualifications:
- Certification: Generalist EC-4

- ESL Certified and G.T. Trained 


 Mrs. Kelsie Smith-

My name is Kelsie Smith. I am so excited to be starting my first year of teaching at LPS. I love Kindergarten! This is such a fun age. I have been a teaching assistant for the last 6 years. I have always wanted to teach ever since I was a little girl. I got my degree at Texas Woman’s University. I got married 2 years ago to my husband, Matt, and we had our son,Jameson, back in December. For me, teaching is  truly a thing of the heart and I have such a huge passion for children and teaching. 

Teacher Qualifications:

-Certification: EC-6 Core Subjects

-ESL Certified and G.T. Trained


Mrs. Katy Roberts- Mentor Teacher-

Hi! I'm so excited to be teaching Kindergarten at LPS in my 16th year teaching!  I am so encouraged by LPS and all that they stand for.  I am looking forward to watching my kindergarteners become leaders!

I grew up in Sherman, TX, which is not too far from Frisco.  After graduating, I went to the University of North Texas in Denton where I earned my bachelors degree in elementary education.  I enjoyed my time learning there, and began my teaching career immediately after graduating.  I taught first grade for three years in North Carolina before coming back home to Texas.  I taught in Plano and Frisco for the next seven years in first and second grades. 

I am so excited to teach Kindergarten and to get to teach your little ones from the beginning.  I am married to my best friend, Keith.  He makes doing life FUN! We have not been blessed by kids of our own yet, but we have our golden retriever Jake who keeps us busy.  I look forward to partnering with you this school year!

Teaching Qualifications:

-Certifications: Early Childhood-4th Grade Generalist 

-ESL Certified and G/T trained


Mrs. Mimi Probst-Taylor-  

Hello! I am over the moon excited to be teaching Kindergarten at LPS.

This is my 16th year teaching(15th year teaching kindergarten; taught one year in first grade).  I love watching my students grow and learn during the school year and beyond!

I am excited to start my 3rd year teaching here at LPS.  My daughter, Emerson, will be in 2nd grade here at LPS. I am so honored to work here and bring my daughter to school with me as well.

I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Education from Schreiner University.  I enjoy gardening and crafting – there is always a project going on in our house.

My husband David and I, have Emerson(7) and Darcy(our cat, who is 15).

I am looking forward for an amazing 2021-2022 school year!!

Teaching Qualifications:

-Certification: EC-4 Generalist

-ESL Certified and G.T. Trained