Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors from University of Phoenix 2011 in Business Management ITEACH Texas Alternative Certification Program for EC-6 Core Subjects certification

Mrs. Denise Maynard

I am INCREDIBLY excited to be joining the Kindergarten Team this school year. I have been at Parkway Elementary since March of 2020, and it has been nothing but pure joy. This will be my third year at Parkway and my first-year teaching Kindergarten. I am originally from Brooklyn, NYC and moved to this beautiful state of Texas when I was entering Middle School. My path of working with children started when I was a sophomore in high school at Newman Smith HS in Carrollton, TX. I enrolled in a childcare coop. Since then, I have been working with children of all ages. I first came to the Lewisville ISD in 2005 to 2010 as a paraprofessional for Special Education Behavior Intervention Classes. In that time, I truly learned a lot and enjoyed every single moment and day.

After 2010, I took time away to graduate from University of Phoenix and also start my beautiful family. My husband Marcus and I have 5 beautiful children and one grandson who calls me Gigi and one dog named Caesar. My children who call me mom are my two adult children, Dante and Jada, my son Jamaal, who is a sophomore at LHS and my two daughters, Kanessa who is entering 5th and Kennedy is entering 2nd grade at Parkway. Our grandson Jaxson who is 1. Watching them grow up has been one of my greatest joys!   When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Like most, my family and I are huge football fans. Myself I am a NY Giants fan; my husband is a NO Saints fan, and my son Jamaal is an Eagles fan. Yes, we are a house divided.

Words can’t express how blessed and honored I am to be joining an amazing Kindergarten Team! It will be a blessing to work alongside this group of lovely individuals. What an amazing year this is going to be. Thank you for trusting me with your precious children! I can't wait to help them learn and grow. Your little angels are going to love it!!!! Parkway Panthers