Janell Thach 
    Welcome to the website for 1A.  I come from a home that highly valued education and believe the best schools are those that are a partnership between home and school.  My goal is to create a classroom environment where students are actively engaged in their learning through choice and collaboration.  I look forward to working with you this year to make this a successful year for your child.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 
    I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career at Austin Elementary in Coppell and have loved having the opportunity to see the community grow and change.  I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade and our gifted and talented program.  This will be my thirtieth year in teaching. 
       Our Guiding Purpose at Austin Elementary
    At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner. 
    Austin Elementary Beliefs

    We believe:

    ¨ Our school community works together to develop unique learning opportunities while providing support and encouragement needed for lifelong success.

    ¨ An effective school provides the skills necessary to become productive contributors to a global society.

    ¨ An effective classroom allows learners and educators to take risks in a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment.

    ¨ Quality instructional programs are chosen for their potential to unlock passions, provide real world experiences, and nurture every learner.

    ¨ Our educators embrace professional learning and collaboration as critical components in preparing our learners as they pursue their passions in the 21st century.

    ¨ A successful learner pursues their passion while becoming an independent thinker, problem solver, and risk taker.


    Austin Elementary
    Code of Conduct
    I am respectful.
    I am responsible.
    I am safe.
    I am prepared
    because I am an Austin Mustang on a mission to excellence!
    Conference hours:
    My conference time is 11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. 
    Please contact me if you would like to set up an appointment..
    214 496-7337
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