Degrees and Certifications:
Certifications: EC-4 Generalist EC-6 Generalist ESL Supplemental
My name is Mary Lee Grounds. This is my 16th year teaching and my 11th year at Wyatt Elementary. At Wyatt I have taught kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade. I also served as a team leader for several years.
With my role as the Campus Instructional Specialist/ 504 Coordinator/ Multi-Tier Support System Facilitator, I work with kindergarten through 5th grade. I support 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 and all curriculum areas to support them with student differentiation in the classroom. Finally, I serve on the Wyatt MTSS (Multi Tiered Support System) Team and as the campus 504 Coordinator. For that role, I regularly meet with administration, parents, and teachers to document student needs and accommodations to meet those needs.
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).
I am a true born and raised Texan and the oldest of five! I graduated Cum Laude from The University of North Texas. My husband Eric and I have been married a little over 15 years. Eric attended Plano ISD schools from Hughston Elementary to Haggard Middle School to Vines 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 (7th grade) and Brooklyn (3rd grade) that attend school in Allen ISD. We also have Caesar (German shepherd mix) and 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 soccer fields 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!