Background: My family and I have been in Kemp since 1996. I started working for Kemp ISD in 1997. I have taught in the Dyslexia Dept, then became a Kindergarten teacher, 4-6 grade Reading and Language teacher, 5th grade Reading teacher, RTI Math teacher and RTI Reading teacher, Gifted and Talented and Dyslexia I have been married for 31 years to my husband, John Wakeland. We have two children, Matthew Wakeland and Alicia Wakeland. Both are Kemp graduates. Matthew has a Bachelor of Business degree from UTA and Alicia has a Master of Occupational Therapy from TWU. Our family has a Yorkie, Koko Anna, who is very much a child for us. We are members of Hillcrest Baptist Church. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, watching TV and movies, traveling, and cross-stitching. I have enjoyed our new camper and have also taken up archery.
Message: I have several quotes that are important to me. First of all, "Commit your works unto the Lord, trust also in him, and your plans will be established" Proverbs 16:3 has helped me along my life's journey many times. I believe that you always strive to do your best at whatever task you are facing. Also, "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs.