Lake Ridge Elementary

Mrs. Tami Dekle

Phone: (972) 293-4501 Ext. 5344

Email: tami.dekle@chisd.net

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Elem. Ed. Texas Wesleyan 1983 Certificates: Learning Resources(Librarian)PreK-12th Elementary Education PreK-8th

Mrs. Tami Dekle

I am a native of Texas.  I grew up in a small town southeast of here called Italy.  I have always loved working with children and knew at an early age that I wanted to be a teacher.  I pursued my dream as an educator soon after completing high school.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Texas Wesleyan University in 1983.  I taught for about 10 years in the elementary classroom teaching grades PreK, K, 1st and 2nd.  In 1990, I married the love of my life, Ralph.  We moved to Duncanville where I began my career as an Elementary Librarian.  I was librarain there for 18 years.  In 2014 I accepted a position as librarian at Cedar Hill ISD and presently serve as librarian at Highlands Elementary and Lake Ridge Elementary.  I love being in the library and instilling in children the joy of reading, teaching them how to use the library, and utilize tools for research and technology. 

I am married and have two grown children, Jacob and Jessica.  Both are living on their own and have become very successful adults. We also have one dog name Snoopy.  She is a dachshund who loves cuddling with her mommy and never meets a stranger.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, being with family, watching movies and camping.  I am also very involved in my church.  I volunteer for summer programs such as Vacation Bible School and Mother's Day Out field trips with our school aged children.  I enjoy singing in the choir and listening to Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music.

I want to encourage our children, their families and teachers to utilize the many resources at their fingertips in the school library. The library is a GREAT place to be and can take you on many adventures both real and imaginary! I look forward to many more years of serving as your LIBRARIAN!!

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