Stephen F. Austin State University

1st Grade


Lauree Hayes

I received both my Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. My areas of specialization are Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. I am also a certified gifted and talented teacher. My teaching career began in 1983 at Carpenter Elementary in Nacogdoches where I enjoyed teaching second grade for 6 years. In 1989, I transferred to the Brooks-Quinn-Jones campus where I learned and grew with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the next 10 years. In 1999, I accepted the first grade position at the Charter School on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. I enjoyed 10 years watching first graders bloom. In 2009, I was thrilled to move to third grade and teach there for two years. In 2011, I left the classroom to become a Reading Support and Intervention teacher. I now enjoy working with students of all ages to support them in their reading lives. I have also served as an instructor for the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Elementary Education.

Casey Watts

I have been teaching for 7 years and have previous experience in grades K-4, as well as experience in curriculum development. I hold both a bachelor's and Master's degree in Elementary Education and am passionate about teaching! When I am not pouring into my students, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children at church or completing fun home projects. My goal in the classroom is to foster a love of learning in children and to promote future academic success.

Lydia White
Lydia White - Teacher Support

Daily Schedule

Mrs. Lauree's Schedule

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Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

Mrs. Casey's Schedule

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Updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

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