Welcome to 3rd Grade RLA

Phone: 972-771-5232


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education - Early Childhood Specialization Master's of Educational Administration Master Reading Teacher Certificate ESL Certification

Mrs. Jaime Cardenas

I am thrilled to be a Dobbs Lil’ Jacket and your child's 3rd grade Reading/Language Arts teacher this year. It is my 23rd year in education and 19th to teach right here in Rockwall ISD. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1999, "Axe ‘em Jacks!" and from A&M Commerce with my Master's in Educational Administration, not long after. My passion is to ignite students' understanding of the reading/writing connection and guide learners as they progress from "learning to read" to "reading to learn".

I am married to Paul, my high school sweetheart and husband of 22 years! We have called Rockwall home for 20 years & have a son named Cooper, who will be a freshman at Rockwall HS in just a few days. Also, we have 3 fur babies who we call "the girls". Summer, Sophie, and Lainey love attention and keep us laughing with their crazy antics! 

I can’t wait to start our ADVENTURE together & have the BEST YEAR EVER!