Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Michael Talamantez
I’m so excited to start another year at Haun Elementary as a kindergarten teacher. I’m looking forward to having another round of future Husky graduates and sharing this year with your wonderful children.
I never quite got away from this area. I grew up in Plano and attended PISD schools from Thomas Elementary all the way through graduation at Plano East. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman after leaving Texas for a short period. I then met my wife Bryna, another Plano native, and we have continued to live in Plano since! We absolutely adore our little rescue dog, Nevaeh. She has boundless energy and keeps us entertained. I am a fan of all the local sports teams including the Stars, Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, and FC Dallas, but I most enjoy following European and International soccer. I have been following Chelsea FC since I was in high school and love our U.S. National Teams. I also passionately follow the Sooners, BOOMER, and SMU Mustangs in collegiate sports.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. I am presently attending Southern Methodist University for my Master's in Education thanks in large part to their support through their Early Literacy Scholars Program. I have a passion for literacy acquisition and instruction and will be completing my Master of Education in Literacy Studies with Reading Specialist Preparation later next year. I plan to pursue an additional area of study and certification focusing on learning therapy beginning next summer.
Teaching Kindergarten was a happy little accident, as they say! I absolutely adore the curiosity and countless “1st times,” this grade has to offer. Teaching foundational reading, math, content area, and writing in kindergarten leads to many “lightbulb” moments of discovery. It was also because of this shift that I eventually discovered my passion for teaching reading and learned just how important it is at this early age.
I am looking forward to spending the next year together with you and your children! See you around campus!