About Mrs. Ives...                          

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    My name is Mrs. Ives and I am the Tolar Elementary Physical Education teacher for grades Kindergarten through 5th. mThis is my 29th year to teach at Tolar.  I am a Tarleton State University graduate with Masters in Education.  I have lived in Tolar all of my life, as have my husband Wesley and our 3 children.  We are proud to say that all five in our family graduated from Tolar Schools and we are proud RATTLERS! My husband of 30+ years, Wesley, is a firefighter.  My oldest daughter  Jessica is a graduate of Texas Tech and is now a Physical Therapist. My son Jared is also received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech and my youngest daughter Jenny is a Chef & the owner of her own company, A Lively Brew. 
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    When I am not teaching, I love to travel, especially camping.  My husband and I enjoy bicycling and I love to ride my bike to school.  Other things I enjoy are playing with our 3 grandchildren, swimming, singing & recording gospel music,  and cooking - but especially spending time with all of my family.
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    Teaching truly is the most rewarding job I have experienced.  My goals as your child's teacher are to make sure I am the most effective teacher I can be at meeting the needs of my students.  I hope to instill in them the skills they need to be respectful people who can work with others and to keep a positive outlook on life.  I also want to encourage them to have a strong work ethic as well as a life-long desire to be physically fit through exercise, good nutrition and other healthy habits.
    As your child's teacher, I hope you will always feel welcome to support our PE activities.  I also hope you will feel comfortable to let me know if you ever have questions or concerns by e-mailing me or calling our office to set up a time to visit.  Our office phone number is: 254-835-4718  My conference time is at the end of day, from 8:05-8:45.  My email address is: iveslisa@tolarisd.org 
    Please join me in helping your child become the best he or she can be!
     Be sure to check out our Facebook page, Tolar Elementary Physical Education to see pictures of our latest fun activities and fitness learning experiences.