Phone: (469) 752-3130


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's in Elementary Education

Ms. Cecelia Costello

Kindergarten Teacher


Hi! My name is Cecelia Costello. I am a first-year teacher and am so excited for this school year! I graduated from the University of Kentucky in May with a BA in Elementary Education.  I moved to Dallas from Pittsburgh at the end of July, and no I have not gotten used to this heat 🙂!  When I'm not teaching, I love exploring the city, cooking, walking, and shopping!  Although I am a first-year teacher, I am excited to bring all my new ideas to the classroom! I hope to make this an exciting and memorable year for my first official Kindergarten class! 


  • Mrs. Costello'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 - 12:00 pm  Reading/ELA 

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Recess

    12:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

    1:05 pm - 1:55 pm Specials

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Reading/ELA 

    2:15 pm - 2:45 I/I

    2:45 pm - 2:55 pm Pack Up/Dismissal

    Throughout the day, each class also does whole group bathroom trips, and children are allowed to request a bathroom break at any time.


    Each class gets 45 minutes at a time. The time slots are on Wednesdays.

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


    PACE students receive 30 minutes of PACE per week starting in February 2024.  


    Each class gets 30 minutes at a time and 1 day each 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 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm

  • Kindergarten Information

    Please see our Kindergarten Department page for more Kindergarten information.

    Shepard Kindergarten Team Page

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Popcorn 
    • Chex mix
    • Pistachios 
    • Quaker rice crisps (all flavors!)
    • All dark chocolate (but especially dark chocolate-covered pretzels)

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Lemonade
    • coke zero
    • body armor

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Coke Zero
    • Diet Coke

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon
    • Target
    • Trader Joe's
    • Teachers Pay Teachers

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Stickers 
    • Sticky Notes
    • Fun Erasers 
    • Pencils
    • Snacks
    • Other small treasure box items


    • Working Out
    • Shopping
    • Watching Movies and TV shows

    T-Shirt Size

    • Medium or Large

    Favorite Color

    • Blue
    • Pink
    • Purple

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • August 12th