Dual, Liggins, Leticia

Welcome! My name is Leticia Liggins. I am a native El Pasoan. My grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I started at El Paso Community College with an associate's degree. I then enlisted in the U.S Airforce. After four years, I returned to El Paso and continued my studies at the University of Texas at El Paso and received my bachelor's degree in Education. I also traveled to Sul Ross State College and received my master's degree in Educational Supervision. I have been teaching for 26 years, fifteen of them here at Mitzi Bond.

I cannot emphasize how important the reading process is in first grade. This is the grade in which students must learn to read and read well. This will be the foundation for the rest of their educational career. It is imperative that parents participate in this process! Parents should read to or with their children every day. A little bit of practice every day goes a long way! Not only will their reading improve, but children quickly see that if their parents value an education they should too!