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Welcome to English I TAP!


I am Mrs. Istre, your 9th grade English TAP teacher.  After the challenging 2020 school year we experienced, I hope you've all had a restful summer vacation and are as excited as I am to get the school year rolling.   It is my mission for you to become better critical thinkers and problem-solvers in the real world as well as in the classroom.  I want you to feel the freedom to create, think, explore and discover new possibilities in a safe environment. It is my hope that after being in my class this year, you will take responsibility for your own learning and carry that sense of ownership with you to the next level.  


This is my fourteenth year teaching English.  It will be my fifth year teaching in TISD.  Before teaching in Tomball, I spent nine years teaching English in Alief ISD. My educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree at McNeese State University and attending post-baccalaureate courses to complete my secondary teaching certification in English.  


Parents, please check out  the Scope and Sequence page for the year. Should you need to contact me via phone or in person, my conference period is listed below.  


Conference Period:  1st Period / 7:20 - 8:07


I would like to encourage all parents and students to subscribe to my webpage as I will be sharing information regarding important updates and reminders about tests, portfolio pieces and project deadlines. To join me on Remind 101, please enter the code @hak2b74.  


 Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns.


Again, Welcome to THS!


Mrs. Istre

(281) 357-2220, Ext. 2325

lisaistre@tomballisd.net