La Tonya V. Whybrew
Mrs. Whybrew graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1997 with a Bachelors’s in Kinesiology and all-level certification. After completing her undergraduate degree she completed her Masters of Quality Systems Management in 2000, which led to her desire to pursue an All-level Administration Certification.
Mrs. Whybrew enjoys Volleyball, which she played through high school, club and collegiately. But more so, she enjoys spending quality time with her sons and supporting them in their sporting careers.
Mrs. Conner, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art Studies, completed her National Board certification in 2017 and currently onboards new elementary art teachers for the district. Ms. Conner is a lifetime learner and continues to participate in many unique, learning experiences, “My aim in teaching art is to create a space where the very rich dialogue of art and artistic expression can occur among students, being very deliberate to give heed to diverse perspectives that come with various experiences, ages or cultural differences. Furthermore, I seek to assist students in developing the understanding that sometimes the profound experiences of life are extremely subtle, that they can be and are often missed, but if they are recognized they can be the most defining. Thus, I press students to critically observe their surroundings, their world, in order that they are aware of the energy that shapes their lives.”
Mrs. Gardner graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Masters in Music from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received her K-12 certification from UT as well. Mrs. Gardner has served as a mentor for new music teachers with AISD for 6 years and has presented topics for professional development in her field. Mrs. Gardner performs professionally with other musicians and enjoys spending time with her family. Her son Ridley, a sophomore at McCallum high school, is into art and animation.