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Interdisciplinary Studies 1-8 Life/Earth Science 1-8 Generalist EC-6 ESL Gifted/Talented

Ms. Soto

I am Mindi Soto.  I live in McKinney and have 2 daughters, ages 8 and 16.  We also have a 1 year old Australian Shepard, Stellah.  I graduated from Texas Woman's University, Class of '97.  I am in the second decade of my educational career, and while I am a Texas native of the D/FW area, my career started in Yuma, AZ where I landed my first teaching job in first grade.  Three years later, I moved back to D/FW and worked in the Plano and McKinney ISDs teaching first and second grades.  When my first daughter was born, I made a change to teach part-time preschool, where I continued for 11.5 years. In addition, I have also worked as a Sped aide in Lovejoy ISD for 2 years and have done my share of substituting along the way.  Life happened in a big way for us in 2019 and I went back to full-time teaching here in Princeton.  I have been teaching first grade at Lacy Elementary for the past 3 years and will open Mayfield in its first year.  It's exciting to be in a brand new school with so many new faces and teaching second grade again.  I thoroughly love this age and the added independence the students come with.  My youngest will be attending Mayfield as a third grader as well.   

I have witnessed how drastically the teaching field has changed with the influx of ever-changing technology and innovation.  Yet, there is no comparable substitute for a quality, driven, passionate teacher, which is what I strive to be each and every year for my students and their families.  Students succeed best when there is a home-school connection.  Please don't hesitate to contact me as we are working together on this journey.

I enjoy my non-teaching time spent among family and friends, crafting, DIYing, exercising, cooking, baking, gardening, thrift-shopping, road-tripping, and watching movies.  I play outdoor coed soccer and am also active in my church.  I am excited to be partnering with you in your child's second grade year.  It's gonna be grand!!