Campus Instructional Academic Specialist
Section 504 Campus Coordinator
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Facilitator
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree of Science: University of North Texas: Cum Lade
EC-6 Science of Teaching Reading
Completed Reading AcademyDirect Phone: 469-752-3865
My name is Mary Lee Grounds. This is my 17th year teaching and my 11th year at Wyatt Elementary.
With my role as the Wyatt Campus Instructional Academic Specialist, Section 504 Campus Coordinator, and a Multi-Tier Support System Facilitator, I work with students in kindergarten through 5th grade. I support Wyatt teachers and our campus to positively influence student achievement and assist with curriculum development and design. I also work with our staff to share ideas in planning intervention and enrichment for all curriculum areas. I regularly support staff with student differentiation in the classroom through Student Support Plans (SSPs). At Wyatt, I serve on the MTSS (Multi Tiered Systems of Support) Team and as the Campus Section 504 Coordinator. For that role, I regularly meet with administration, parents, and teachers to document student interventions, needs, and plan accommodations to meet those needs. Finally, I serve on the Plano ISD Section 504 Support and Training Crew. With that role, I meet with the PISD District 504 and MTSS teams, support new staff within the district, and assist with writing and developing training.
In my past, I taught at Plano Senior in the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, Centennial Elementary (4th grade), and Carlisle Elementary (kindergarten and 2nd grade). At Wyatt I taught kindergarten, second grade, and served as the 4th grade team leader.
I am a true born and raised Texan and the oldest of five! I come from a family of full of educators. My grandmother, mother-in-law, youngest sister, and sister-in-law are/were all in educational careers. I graduated Cum Laude from The University of North Texas. My husband Eric and I have been married a little over 16 years. Eric attended Plano ISD schools from Hughston Elementary to Haggard Middle School to Vines, and finally to Plano Senior High School. My mother-in-law worked for PISD for over 25 years including in the superintendent's office! Our family includes two wonderful girls, Brianna (8th grade) and Brooklyn (4th grade) that attend school in Allen ISD. We also have 15 year old Caesar (German shepherd mix) and 4 year old Duke (full-bred German shepherd) that keep us very busy. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, arts and crafts, decorating/fashion, indoor cycling on my Peloton, and swimming. Our family spends a lot of time on the sports fileds and gyms at night and on the weekends, so if you see us out there, be sure to say hi!
I look forward to many more years of teaching the brilliant students at Wyatt!