Phone: 469-752-3157


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Dolores Kotara

Fifth Grade Team Leader


Shepard is my home away from home! Teaching is my happy place!  

Teaching math is a passion. My hobbies include reading, cooking, shopping, and decorating my home.

I am a life-long learner, so that means, in addition to having my masters and several certifications. I like to learn as much as I can about the latest in education. 

My husband and I enjoy traveling and the theater. We enjoy beach vacations mostly, but we're thinking about planning a winter scenery vacation soon.

Once Covid is done, we also want to continue to travel abroad.

The holidays are a great time of year. I enjoy hosting and building family memories. 

  • Mrs. Kotara's Class Schedule

    7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings.

    7:30 am - 7:40 am Greet Students

    7:40 am - 7:45 am  Announcements

    7:45 am - 8:00 am  Daily Meeting

    8:00 am - 8:50 am Specials

    8:50 am - 10:15 am Math

    10:15 am - 10:45 am  I/E

    10:45 am - 11:30 am Science/SS

    11:30 - 12:00 pm Recess

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Science/S.S.

    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Reading/ELA

    2:45 pm - 2:50 pm Dismissal








  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 8:00 am - 8:55 am

  • Fifth Grade Information & Upcoming Dates

    Please see our Fifth Grade Department page for more Fifth Grade information.

    Shepard Fifth Grade Team Page

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Dark Chocolate

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Starbuck's Iced Brown Sugar Oat milk Shaken Espresso

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Ocean Water

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Target

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Flair Pens


    • Cooking
    • Reading
    • Shopping
    • Decorating

    T-Shirt Size

    • 3 X Large

    Favorite Color

    • Blue

    Favorite Scents

    • Texas Fragrance from Society Candles ( Jackson Vaughn)

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • March 10

    Other Helpful Hints

    • Love restaurants, West Elm, Crate and Barrel