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Welcome to Watkins Elementary

Welcome to Watkins Elementary, proudly serving grades K-4 in Wylie ISD. Our school is known for its warm, family atmosphere and welcoming environment. We take pride in fostering strong relationships between staff, students, families, and the community, creating a supportive network that enhances the educational experience. At Watkins Elementary, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all our students while promoting high-level learning. Our commitment to making education fun and engaging helps students develop a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

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Watkins Elementary students and staff are truly remarkable, and we take pride in highlighting their accomplishments and achievements. Read the great news happening in our school and district.

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Learn what students, staff, families, and community members love most about Watkins Elementary and Wylie ISD and the positive impact our district has made on their lives.

  • Staff Member
Dorsha Richmond
I have always enjoyed working with children. Children are a blessing. I worked in childcare for 10+ years before I started working at Watkins. Working there has truly shown me that not only do I enjoy working with children, but is my true passion.
Mrs. Wiseman is the best principal a person could work for and with. The love that is shown is incredible and profound. I could go on and on but I will just end by saying, I enjoy what I do, and who you work with makes all the difference in the world. I don't go to a job each day, I go and enjoy my passion!
Dorsha Jones


  • Community Member
Dawn Martin
I am the parent of former students of Wylie ISD. The love and care I felt when my husband passed in 2016 was special. At his funeral, my extended family couldn't believe the superintendent, administration, teachers, and students were there to say their goodbyes to Ricky.
Tate had just started junior high when his dad passed away. I am so thankful that he had the administrators that he did at Burnett Jr. High. Ryan Bickley, Michelle Lindsay, Justin Mork, and Heather Smyder are my angels and were a complete godsend. I couldn't have made it through that school year if it wasn't for them.
Mr. Cravens and Mrs. Jurotich were also instrumental in being there for Tate. As a community, we are so blessed to have these people investing in our children.
Dawn Martin


  • Staff Member
Adriene Jones
My family and I moved to Wylie when my son was starting 2nd grade. We picked Wylie and specifically Watkins Elementary based on the recommendations from several families in the area.
My son and I, as a teacher, were in another district and it had gotten to the point where we needed more. From the moment I walked into Watkins for my interview, I knew this was our place - this was our home. The teachers at Watkins, both then and now, have made such an impact on my son and myself.
My son left Watkins 4 years ago, loving school. And I go to work every day, loving my job - loving my place. People I previously worked with have asked about working in Wylie and my response is the same "I have drunk the Wylie water and it tastes GOOD!"
Adriene Jones