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Mrs. Elle Pastene

Hi there! My name is Elle Pastene, and I am so proud to be a 5th Grade Teacher at Donald Elementary! This will be my seventh year teaching and my third year with the amazing Donald family of staff, students, and their families. I will be teaching Reading and Writing- my two greatest passions! If your child has not fallen in love with a book or gotten into their groove of writing yet, I hope to change that this year!


I grew up in Irving, Texas and met my husband when I was just 16 years old. We married 5 years later and will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary this December. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Texas Woman’s University. I did my student teaching in Frisco ISD and then taught in that district for four years. During my fourth year in Frisco ISD, I had my son, Levi, and made the decision to stay home with him the following year. Just a short year later, the classroom was calling my name again and I came to Lewisville ISD as it was closer to home. Levi turns four this year and he is everything I hoped him to be- thanks to the students that have shaped me as a teacher and then a mother!


When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling and reading. We love taking trips- whether that means spending the day in Downtown Dallas or flying across the world to Italy! I am a big sports fan and am already counting the days down until preseason. Go Cowboys! 


This year is going to be amazing, I just know it. I can’t wait to get to know my new class soon!

❤ Mrs. Pastene