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Denae Whatley

Hi! I am Ms. Whatley, the Kindergarten Team Leader and a proud teacher of our youngest Lion cubs. I have been at Leonetti since it opened in 2017 and this is my second year on the Kindergarten Team. I graduated from Texas A&M University and grew up in Fort Bend schools so I have a true appreciation for our education system in Fort Bend. I currently live in the Museum District and spend my free time reading, doing yoga, trying new restaurants and going to Rockets games (Go Red Nation!). This is my 9th year working with kids and I have experience with all ages, but Early Elementary really stole my heart. We have a unique opportunity to ignite young minds and help them discover a love for learning. My goals are always evolving for my students and myself, but I always strive to foster critical thinkers, servant leaders and life-long learners in my classroom so they can take those lessons beyond our four walls and become successful adults. We really learn how to work hard, and play hard! My students know that good things come to those who work for it. Leonetti is truly "The greatest place to be.." and we get to live it every day! I am honored to be a Lion!