Mrs. Hilliard

My name is Lavonda Hilliard and I am starting my 24th year of teaching.  During this time I have taught first, second, fifth, and sixth grades,Reading Recovery, and ESL. I am married to Wes Hilliard, and we have three children.  Their names are Chase, Sawyer, and Mc Kenzie and five grandchildren.  Wes and I have recently become empty nesters and that has been a huge adjustment for both of us. 
I have been in the Telephone/Ivanhoe area majority of my life, and I attended Sam Rayburn I.S.D from kindergarten-12th grade.  My children also attended SRISD all through their school years, so to say that my Rebel roots run deep would be an accurate statement. I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in 1996 with my Bachelors Degree and Reading Specialization.  I have also been certified in Reading Recovery, Special Education, and ESL.
When I am not teaching I love spending time outdoors.  Some of my favorite things to do are kayaking, swimming, planting flowers, renovating my house, and repurposing furniture.  I cherish time with my grown children and my grandchildren.  
All ESL students will be getting an invitation to join my Google Classroom.   This will be the way we keep in touch and I can assist you with any issues you might be having with assignments.
I will be offering Zoom Reading sessions daily from 8-12.  If you have questions about these sessions please e-mail me at
To take AR test at home-There are time restrictions
Lexia Core 5
Spelling Practice