Della-giustina, Vivian

Welcome to the office of TLI (Texas Literacy Initiative) at Lee Elementary!


I’m Vivian Della-Giustina, Robert E. Lee’s Teacher Leader

stacked teapotsBackground:  My background in education varies and covers a number of job descriptions.  Prior to receiving my BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona in 1997, I attended a small seminary in Arizona.  In 2003 I received a Master of Arts in English from UTEP.  My teaching experience includes 3rd & 4th grade as a classroom teacher, K-8th as a Reading Specialists, K-8 Librarian, and college instructor from Freshman to Senior level courses in community college and universities (UTEP & U of A).  I hold credentials in Elementary Education K-8, a Reading Endorsement K-12  (NM license), and have 6 years college level teaching experience in English and Reading.  I have taught in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas.

Philosophy of Education

I believe in the power of words. Historically those who have exceptional command of language have changed the world through great speeches, written political documents, religious works, and great works of literature.  This power of literacy, in the hands of our students, families, and staff will enable us to reach higher levels of education and express ourselves positively as community members.   Subsequently, this literacy contributes to all aspects of learning.  I strive to enhance all aspects of literacy in our school community in an effort to facilitate the development of individuals with endless potential

Contact Me:  Mondays are best for conference, or by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 2:30-3:15.

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Why is a raven like  a writing desk?  Because Poe wrote on both!