My name is Dee Hawkes. I grew up in Irving and moved to Grapevine/Southlake area where I finished high school from Southlake Carroll. Then after HS I moved to Paris and started college in the fall of ‘91. I graduated from East Texas State University, now Texas A & M-Commerce, with a bachelor's degree of science in education specializing in reading. I have taught 5th grade for 3 years, first grade in the classroom for 10 years, and 12 years as a Reading Recovery teacher. For the past 6 years I have been a reading/writing intervention teacher teaching small groups all day for grades K-4th. This year I have been teaching in grades 3rd & 4th and love it! I am located on the Aikin campus and this year will be my 30th year to teach.
I have been married for 29 years now, and have three adult children who all graduated from Paris High and now are in college. My son is a senior this year at Texas A&M in College Station studying ag business, and my twin girls are sophomores. One daughter is in the corps at A&M wanting to be an officer in the AF, and the other daughter is going to NCTC in Gainesville studying for an equine science degree. Our pets are some horses and 2 cats and a dog. My family and I enjoy cooking, church activities at FBC of Paris, being with extended family, traveling & camping in our trailer, fishing, hunting, caring for/riding horses, watching the aggies & Mavs, and as a parent, helping our kids be independent adults. Our favorite spots to camp in our RV are in Estes Park, CO and in Lexington, KY at the Horse Park, but locally camp at Pat Mayse Lake around Paris. Our family has been to Niagra Falls in Cananda, and my husband & I went for a week to Sidney, Austraila several years ago! Love to travel but not able to go too far this year because of covid-19 and 3 kids in college...have to save money!
The best way to reach me during the day is by e-mail at email@example.com , phone message (903-737-7443). My conference time changes during the year accordingly as my schedule changes, so just call or email anytime, and I will get back with you if I can't come to the phone at that moment. I am almost always available from 3-3:30 after school.