Pershing Park     1500 W Central Texas Expy - Killeen, TX. 76549-1299  Phone:(254-336-1790)  Fax:(254-336-1804)

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2017 Teacher of the Year

Emily LeGrande
Pershing Park Elementary
Special Education
2 Years of Experience


My favorite thing about teaching is being able to help my students become confident in their learning.  There’s nothing more magical than watching students who were so hard on themselves about needing special education leave my horseshoe table with enough confidence to use their accommodations and strategies successfully!

Congrats, Mrs. Blair, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Fasano-Gilman, and Mrs. Rivera.  Thanks for all you do for our students.  When asked what they enjoyed about their work, this is what they had to say:


Mrs. Blair: I enjoy challenging the kids, to help them get ready for the next step in their education.  And more importantly, to help them develop the skills they'll need to succeed at the next level.


Mrs. Lewis: The favorite part of my job is working with all the students in each grade level.  And being part of this awesome family here at Pershing Park.


Mrs. Fasano-Gilman: There are many rewarding moments when it comes to working with children.  However, I especially enjoy watching and helping students develop and ignite a passion for reading.


Mrs. Rivera: My favorite part is meeting new people and working with our wonderfull PPE family.



Ms. Bertha Hernandez

Pershing Park Elementary

3rd Grade

14 Years of Experience


My favorite thing about teaching is witnessing my students succeed. I enjoy watching them become problem solvers and self-driven leaders. I admire their willingness and ability to learn the English language while maintaining their native language. Most of all, I appreciate the love and respect I receive from my students, parents, and co-workers on a daily basis.

The Little Pumas Club is currently enrolling new members.
The Little Pumas Club is an early literacy program, open for children of ages 3 to 4, not yet enrolled in school. 
Our main purpose is to teach children basic social and academic skills and have them acclimated to a school environment prior their first enrollment. 
This is a premier opportunity to bring your children to school and get them excited about learning while interacting with other kids. 
Join us and give your child a JUMP START at exploring learning! 
A parent must be present at every meeting and participate along with the child.
Contact:  Juliethe Leon, Parent Liaison 
Pershing Park Elementary