Joy Rumsey » Welcome


Welcome, Bulldogs! I am thrilled to be at Boone Elementary teaching first grade. It is my hope that each day my students feel loved and have a sense of belonging to a community that learns and grows together. Building relationships with my kiddos and helping them reach their full potential in and out of the classroom is essential. I can’t wait to see all the growth that will happen during our year together.

I grew up in Arlington, Texas and am the youngest of three. I love being Aunt Joy to my sweet niece and cherish the time I get to spend with her and the rest of my family. Coming from a long line of teachers following in the footsteps of my grandmother, mother, aunts and cousins, I knew early on that teaching young kiddos was my calling.

After graduating from Baylor University, I completed my graduate studies at Southern Methodist University. My teaching career began in Irving and Richardson before coming to Highland Park. I feel fortunate to have spent the past 15 years teaching kindergarten at University Park Elementary. I am honored to be part of a district so rich in tradition and look forward to building on those traditions while making new memories right here at Boone.