Phone: (972) 291-0496 Ext. 5817
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, Texas. 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 and 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 teacher 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 a librarian 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.
As mentioned above, I am married. We have two grown children, Jacob and Jessica. Both are living on their own, are married 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. I enjoy reading in my spare time, being with my 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 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!!