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Texas - Christa McAuliffe Elementary
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About Our School
Our school, Christa McAuliffe Elementary, is located in the southern portion of the United States. We are in Denton County, which is in northern Texas. Our town is Highland Village, which is north of Dallas.
There are approximately 500 students in our school. Our principal is Mrs. Jennifer Mattingly and our assistant principal is Mrs. Whitney Parlin. Ms. Linda Thiebaud is our librarian.
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School was named for Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe. She was a wife, mother of two children and a dedicated high school social studies teacher in Concord, New Hampshire. NASA announced in July, 1985, that McAuliffe had been chosen from among more than 11,000 applicants for its "Teacher in Space Program." The tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, took the lives of McAuliffe and six other crew members. Christa McAuliffe is a reminder to everyone of what classroom experiences are or should be. It is for her and the teaching profession that the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees named this elementary school.
We are fourth and fifth graders at McAuliffe.
Last updated May 2013 (ER)