Phone: 469-752-3132


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in English and a minor in Education

Mrs. Tamara S. Whitmire

First Grade Teacher


Hello Shepard Patriots!  This year will be my 20th year here at Shepard.  I grew up in Dallas, Texas.  I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in English and a minor in Education.  My husband Dan and I have been married for 39 years, we love to travel and play golf.  We have 3 daughters; Amanda Fastle, Victoria, and Lauren.  Our son-in-law is Andrew Fastle and we have one adventurous 5-year-old grandson, Aiden.  We have two dogs; Elsie is a 6-year-old yellow lab, and we kept one of her puppies, Scout, who is a 4-year-old black lab.  I have a class pet hamster, who will be joining us this year.  In my spare time, I love to hike, read, and spend time with family and friends.  I absolutely love teaching and am truly passionate about children learning and developing into the best that they can be.  

"Happiness is seeing the smile on a child's face as they learn."

  • Mrs. Whitmire'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 - 9:30 am Math

    9:30 am - 10:45 am Reading/ELA 

    10:45 am - 11:15 am Recess

    11:15 am - 11:45 am Lunch

    11:45 am - 1:00 pm Reading/ELA 

    1:00 am - 2:00 pm I/I

    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Specials

    2:50 pm - 2:55 pm Pack Up/Dismissal


    Each class gets 45 minutes at a time on Fridays.

    Please contact your grade level teacher for your student's specific time slot.


    PACE students receive 1 hour as a group on Mondays & Wednesdays.

    Please contact your grade level teacher for your student's specific time slot.


    Each class gets 30 minutes at a time on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

    Please contact your grade level teacher for your student's specific time slot.

  • 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 1:55 pm - 2:45 pm. I will be available to talk with you most days during that time. I am also usually available after school until 3:30 pm if you have any questions or concerns.

  • First Grade Information

    Please see our First Grade Department page for more Kindergarten information.

    Shepard First Grade Team Page

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Chips and Salsa
    • Choco
    • Raisins

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Coke
    • Coffee

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon
    • Walmart

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Stickers
    • Markers


    • Golf
    • Gardening

    T-Shirt Size

    • Large

    Favorite Color

    • Red

    Favorite Scents

    • Vanilla
    • Lavender

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • January 12th