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Welcome to Third Grade!

The SFA Charter School has two third grade classrooms. Information specific to each classroom is available below.

Ms. Holli's classroom

Daily schedule

Time Activity
7:45 to 8 a.m. Arrival and snack
8 to 8:25 a.m. Pledge, morning meeting and day preview
8:25 to 9 a.m. Science
9 to 10:15 a.m. Math workshop
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Reading workshop
11:15 to 11:35 a.m. Outside play
11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Read aloud, lunch
12:15 to 12:35 p.m. Quiet time
12:35 to 12:55 p.m. Word work
12:55 to 1:35 p.m. Writing workshop
1:35 to 2:05 p.m. Interactive read aloud
2:05 to 2:15 p.m. Closing circle
2:15 to 3:05 p.m. Specials (more details below)
3:10 p.m. Dismissal


Specials' Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Music P.E. P.E. P.E. Art


Meet Ms. Holli Zawlocki


I received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education with an early childhood endorsement in 1994. I received a master's degree in elementary education as a reading specialist in 2009. My husband, Mark, and I have been married 26 years and have two daughters, Julea, who is a senior and will be graduating nursing school this spring, and Lylea, who is a junior at Central Heights High School. In June 2016, I gained a son-in-law, Corley.

I began my teaching career at the Early Childhood Laboratory with kindergarten. In 2000, I returned to teaching by accepting a kindergarten position at a private school where I developed the curriculum for its new kindergarten classroom. During the second year, I began working at the SFA Charter School part-time as an intervention teacher. When the opportunity became available for a full-time interventionist, I accepted the position. As the SFA Charter School expanded, I was excited about the possibility of returning to the classroom. In 2004, I taught fifth grade in all subjects. In 2005, I began teaching fourth and fifth grade reading and writing. Then for several years, I taught writing, reading and social studies in fourth grade. I am excited to begin my fifth year in a self-contained third grade classroom.

Ms. Morgan's classroom

Daily schedule

Time Activity
7:30 to 8 a.m. Arrival
8 to 8:25 a.m. Morning meeting
8:25 to 9:40 a.m. Math workshop
9:40 to 10:15 a.m. Science
10:15 to 11:25 a.m. Reading workshop
11:25 to 11:45 a.m. Outside play
11:45 to 11:55 a.m. Read aloud
11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 to 12:50 p.m. Quiet time
12:50 to 1:10 p.m. Word work
1:10 to 2:05 p.m. Writing workshop
2:15 to 3:05 p.m. Specials (more details below)
3:05 to 3:10 p.m. Dismissal


Specials' Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
P.E. Music Art P.E. P.E.


Meet Ms. Morgan Dean


Welcome to third grade! I grew up in the small town of Tatum. My family of three means the world to me. We often enjoy time outdoors and love our dogs, Beau and Scout. My hobbies include wakeboarding, boating and working out. I live a very active lifestyle and have a huge passion for sports. I played softball for two years at Northeast Texas Community College before transferring SFA. I graduated from SFA with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught kindergarten, second and third grades at the SFA Charter School. I strongly believe children learn best by doing. It is my pleasure to share my love of learning with your child.

Teacher Aides

Christen Magaret

Cori Crittenden


I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and majored in marketing. I began my second career of teaching in 2015 with 3-year-olds. I gained my EC-6 alternative certification in 2016, and I taught prekindergarten at Nacogdoches ISD for two years. This will be my third year in kindergarten at the SFA Charter School. I have two daughters, Bridget, who is an SFA Charter School student, and Kellen, an SFA Charter School graduate.

Imelda Garcia


I worked with prekindergarten and kindergarten students as a teacher assistant at Nacogdoches ISD for 15 years. I joined the SFA Charter School family in August 2016. Working in kindergarten is a gratifying experience, and the academic and personal growth the students acquire throughout the year is amazing. I am looking forward to another successful year.

Keaton McKinney

Shakeitha Hyde

My name is Shakeitha Hyde, and I joined the SFA Charter School in 2019. I have worked with children of all ages for more than 25 years. I'm married and have two wonderful sons. During my spare time, I love to do family activities and arts and crafts.

Vanessa Macias



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Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6072, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962