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Mrs. Vikki Estes
I was born in Gainesville, Texas and attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Gainesville Junior High School, Gainesville High School, and Cooke County College.
I married, had two daughters, and did not return to college till my youngest started to school. I received my bachelors of Science in 1985 from Texas Woman's University and started teaching the fall of that year as a second grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. After two years I was asked by the superintendent to help bring up reading scores at the Junior High. I taught at the Junior High for 27 years before being transferred to Chalmers to teach 4th grade reading. I have been with at W. E. Chalmers Elementary for 6 years.
I am the only teacher here in Gainesville to have taught in every school she attended as a child.
I have been selected as teacher of the month and was twice recognized as Distinguished Educator by two Top Ten graduating seniors.
In the last 34 years I have been greatly blessed to love and teach my students. Each one has developed me into the person I am today, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to teach them here at Gainesville ISD.