My name is Ashley Gressel, I started teaching at Lackand in the 2019-2020 school year. I am from New York but the Military brought my family and I here to Texas!
In 2002, I started teaching at Lackland Elementary as a special education resource teacher, teaching 2nd-6th graders math and ELA. Since then, I have taught as an inclusion teacher in Kindergarten through 6th grades and a few more years as a resource teacher. Each year, I have also taught SFA reading to students from 2nd-6th grades. Many of these years, I have tutored students in those grades after the school day. It’s so rewarding when students learn something new and can teach it to a peer! The support system we have at Lackland with teachers-students-parents is vital to the success of student learning. Thank you, parents! I’m currently at my 43rd address, so I understand the challenges of changing home base, leaving friends behind, and making new friends.
Hi! My name is Janet Sewell and I am thrilled to be a part of the Lackland Elementary Kindergarten team! More importantly, I am so excited to be one of your child’s teachers! It's going to be an amazing year full of learning and lots of new adventures. I want to know ALL about you, so I thought I would share a few things about me.
In 2015, after 25 years and countless deployments, my husband retired from the Navy and we settled in San Antonio. My family, which also includes my daughter and son, has lived all over the world from Europe to Asia and all across the United States from Hawaii to Virginia. I love to travel (Australia, Bali, France, Italy, and Japan are some of my favorites) take photographs, cook, read mystery novels, and watch British TV.
My teaching experience has been with children of all ages and abilities. I have worked as an early childhood special educator with birth to three-year-olds, a resource specialist, an inclusion specialist, a self-contained classroom teacher for students with multiple handicaps, and as a general education classroom teacher.
I am dedicated to making this year a productive, successful and WONDERFUL year. I look forward to sharing it with you and your child.
MEd Early Childhood and Elementary Education, UTSA
Graduate Certificate in STEM Education, UTSA
BS Special Education and Geography, NAU