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