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Peggy Bridge (Team Leader)

Paige Spencer

Anne Armstrong

Samantha Hays

Diana Moore


About the Fourth Grade Team

Peggy Bridge (Team Leader)

Peggy Bridge graduated in 1999 from New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. In December 2003, she received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Before moving to Texas, Mrs. Bridge taught 2nd grade for four years in the towns of Hagerman, New Mexico and Chaparral, Mexico. Since being hired at Rasor, Mrs. Bridge has taught First and Second Grades. This year is her fourth year teaching 4th Grade. In all, this will be her eleventh year at Rasor. Mrs. Bridge is excited about “Being the Inspiration and Leading the Future” while encouraging the children she teaches to also inspire each other as they learn leadership skills that will prepare them for the future.

Paige Spencer

Ms. Spencer is an OSU Cowboy! She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2011 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. GO POKES! She is a Plano ISD alumni and a Plano West Senior High graduate. This is Ms. Spencer’s second year at Rasor Elementary and is excited to be at her forever home as a Rasor Rocket!

Anne Armstrong

Anne Armstrong started teaching in Lubbock, Texas, in 1991. She has taught in Houston for the past ten years, and is thrilled to be here at Rasor starting this year. A Texas Tech graduate, she is qualified to teach Elementary and Special Education, and has her Masters degree from Concordia University in Curriculum/Instruction and Administration. She’s the proud mom of two teenage boys who attend Plano schools as well. Mrs. Armstrong is an avid reader who also loves gardening, cooking and traveling. Her two dogs keep her busy, as well.

Samantha Hays

Samantha Hays is so excited to be a Rasor Rocket! She is originally from Rowlett, Texas and a graduate from Texas Women's University with a degree in Education. Mrs. Hays is proud to teach in Plano ISD and loves to teach 4th grade. Her favorite subject to teach is Social Studies because she loves learning about Texas History. Mrs. Hays is looking forward to another awesome year at Rasor Elementary.

Diana Moore

Mrs. Moore is so excited to be a Rasor Rocket!! She is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a degree in Accounting. She spent several years working as an accountant before going back to school to pursue her dream of being a teacher. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their three wonderful children. Mrs. Moore taught 3rd grade last year and this will be her first year teaching 4th grade. She loves teaching and especially enjoys having fun with Math!


Important Information About Fourth Grade



Homework is assigned to allow students to practice, master, and enrich skills that have been previously taught. Every Friday, students will receive a homework packet with a reading log, spelling checklist, writing prompt, and math problems. Our expectation is that students read 20 minutes each night and complete a reading response, complete one Spelling activity, and work on math. On Friday, students are to return their homework packet. Students are paid $10.00 for completed homework packets that have a parent signature. In general, homework assignments should not take more than 40minutes per night, not including the 20 minutes of reading, so please expect your child to spend approximately an hour of homework nightly. If your child is having difficulty with homework, please contact the teacher.

Links which support all areas of the 4th grade curriculum can be found at www.pisd.edu. If you are looking for additional support or challenges for your child, practice math facts, hunt for spelling words, read for additional minutes,complete research on a favorite topic, or any other activity your child thinks of that can help him or her practice skills.


Rasor's Positive Behavior System:

Show Responsibility
Always Doing your best

When students use STAR behavior traits, they will be praised and receive “Star Bucks” that can be redeemed for various rewards. In the instance that students are not behaving appropriately, they will be asked to model and practice the expected behavior. If necessary, parents will be contacted.


Teachers will accept and return phone calls from parents within 24 hours. If you have an emergency, please leave a message with Mrs. Munoz in the front office and she will make sure the teacher sees it right away. Parents can help their children by checking their agendas each night.

All communication from Rasor will come home in the Friday folders. This includes notes from the PTA, graded papers, and any other material that needs to be viewed by our parents.


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