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Mrs. Teague

Phone: 618-622-2932


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - English and Secondary Education, Dallas Baptist University, 1998 M. Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011 Middle School Endorsement Reading Specialist Endorsement Special Education Endorsement Office Hours: 7:30-7:50, 3:00-3:30

Mrs. Teague

Hello! My name is Lisa Teague and if you are here, I guess that means that your son or daughter is in one of my classes this year! Rest assured that your child is in good hands. I have always loved reading AND writing, and I’ve been teaching longer than these kids have been alive! I have experience in several different types of classrooms - high school and middle school, on-level as well as self-contained special ed, public school and private school. The last few summers I took classes and participated in amazing professional development activities, and I am ready and excited to start the year using both tried and true methods and up-to-date best practices for your students!

On a personal note, I am originally from El Paso, Texas, but I haven't lived there in a long time. I miss the desert and the very unique culture I grew up in, and you'll still hear me say "y'all" as a throwback to my time in Texas. My husband is a Belleville boy, and is an English teacher at OTHS, and between us we have 3 teenage children. My daughters are 14 and 16 and my stepson is 15. We are band parents and lacrosse parents these days! I love reading and listening to audiobooks and podcasts, watching TV and movies (and pop culture in general), gardening, traveling, singing along to the radio, and hanging out with my family. Also, I love BOOKS and bringing the best books into my classroom for "my kids"!

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns and questions! Email is the best way to reach me, as phone calls can't be returned until my room is empty - and that's not usually as timely as email. Let's work together!


  • The Psychological Value of Reading Fiction

    Research supports the idea that reading literary fiction can affect how readers think and act. Fiction offers a simulation of social life that challenges readers to figure out characters’ motives and points of view.

    Fiction also has the power to foster empathy and change attitudes. The immersive experience of using one’s imagination to understand characters in a fictional world – particularly those different from us, but with whom we can identify – can lessen prejudice. Imagination, J. K. Rowling said in her 2008 Harvard commencement address, is “the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

    By Georgene Troseth, Vanderbilt University/The Conversation, excerpted from her article "Why I Use Harry Potter to Teach a College Course on Child Development"

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    Mrs. Teague's Favorite Things...

    A Poem in Pairs With Slight Slant Rhyme

    ...But no rhythm, sorry - don't even try...


    Rustic burlap and mason jars

    Gingham print and polka dots

    Photography, books, and gardening

    Hygge! Hot tea! & Warm socks


    Watching movies, chips and salsa

    Snuggly cardigans and cherry blossoms

    Pistachios, cashews, chocolate

    All Dressed Ruffles and 80s sitcoms


    Long drives and podcasts

    Sunflowers and bluejays

    EW mag and cozy blankets

    YA books and middle grade 


    Flying dragons and fantasy worlds

    Inspirational quotes and school supplies

    Captain Marvel, comics, flerken cats

    River Song, Doctor Who, and K-9


    Unsweet iced tea in a straw cup

    Shortbread cookies and Union Jack

    Harry Potter, the Muppets, and Ugly Dolls

    Reading books, front to back


    Allusions! Movie quotes and song lyrics

    Musicals, Outlander, and historical fiction

    Disney and Pixar, Instagram and Netflix,

    Teacher stamps and book fair season!


    And did I mention BOOKS? 


Mrs. Teague at one of her favorite spots, the Missouri Botanical Garden!
Our Family
Reading to my younger siblings, circa 1983
Reading is good for you