Welcome to Kinder at Lackland Elementary! My name is Mary Helen Gomez
Solis (Mrs. Solis). I began my teaching career at Lackland Elementary in
1991, teaching Kindergarten, where I loved it so much, I have remained ever
since! My family is from San Antonio, but I am proud to say, I was a military
child my entire childhood. In fact, I was born right here at Lackland at at
Wilford Hall! Growing up, we were stationed at many bases, but were
stationed at Grand Forks AFB ND the longest. In 1986, I graduated from
Zweibrucken American High School at Zweibrucken AB Germany. In 1989, I
received my Associate of Arts from Palo Alto College. In 1991, I received my
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, from The University of Texas
in San Antonio.
I myself have been blessed with my own to very special sons, Emilio and
David. My oldest, Emilio, has ADD/HD and High Functioning Autism. My
youngest, David, has Down Syndrome and Autism. I hope my through my
experiences, challenges and struggles, as a parent of two special needs
children, helps me to be more patient, understanding, empathetic and full of
techniques for working with my students.
I am proud and feel blessed to have been able to teach at Lackland
Elementary and to be a part of the Lackland ISD Family for so many years. I
honestly know we are one of the best, most caring and hard-working schools
in the world!
I am honored to be able to be your child’s Kinder teacher and to do my
absolute best to prepare them for First Grade and beyond! I hope to teach
them kindness, honesty and to follow their dreams, where anything is
possible, and to instill in them my love for learning, especially reading.
Thank you! Sincerely,
Mrs. Mary Helen G. Solis