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2nd Grade

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903-640-4090 x2332

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About Me

Educational History:

I graduated McKinney High School in 1977 and Texas A&M/Commercie in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Degrees and Certifications:

I have a degree in Elementary Education. My certifications are Reading Grades 1-8, ESL, and Gifted and Talented.

Professional Development:

I have attended many conferences, workshops, and professional development hours. Some of these include Poverty Simulation, Empowering Writers, Reading Academy, Guided Reading and Writing workshops, and many other writing and reading workshops. I recently attended the ILA Conference in Austin and completed a new Reading Academy and now have many new ELA ideas. 

Current Position:

This is my 23rd year of teaching. This is my sixth year at Finley-Oates, but I have been with Bonham ISD since 2014. I love Bonham and enjoy the students in this district. I love second grade!


Previous Position:

Before coming to FO, I taught 4th grade at I.W. Evans for 4 years. I have also worked for Greenville ISD and Farmersville ISD.  In Greenville, I taught for 7 years in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, all subjects. In Farmersville, fresh out of college, I taught 2nd grade for 7 years.

Family Information:

My husband, Bobby, and I were married for 35 years. We have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. I recently lost my husband last year to cancer. My children and I continue to be strong and, I will continue to live in the beautiful house he built for me here in Bonham. Our children attended Leonard and Trenton schools. We have lived in Fannin County since 1991. 

Personal Information:

When I am not teaching, I love to read and watch movies. I also love decorating my new house!! Our family loves to get together for big meals and get-togethers. We also enjoy camping, in a cabin, of course, and kayaking!

Sheila Purser

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