Welcome to 2nd Grade

Phone: (830) 357-4800


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in ESL (English as a Second Language) from Saint Martin's University EC-6 Generalist GT Certified ESL Certified

Mrs. Denise Bakkar

Mrs. Bakkar is a second grade teacher at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary.  This is her sixth year at FORES and her twelfth year of teaching.  She has a love for learning and would hope that her students will also learn to love learning as much as she does.  She has been fortunate enough to teach Pre-K, ESL, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, and 2nd Grade.  She graduated with her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Saint Martin's in Lacey, Washington.

She was born in Texas but raised in Florida.   She previously taught in Washington State, North Carolina, and moved back to Texas because of her husband’s occupation (Military).  She is blessed to have a handsome sixteen-year-old son, Collyn, a beautiful ten-year-old daughter, Maya, and a puppy named Charlie.

A priority for Mrs.Bakkar is to make her classroom a safe, fun and disciplined place for her students, she would hope that they would enjoy coming to her classroom and learning something new every day.  Mrs. Bakkar feels that all children are different and require specific attention and affection for them to flourish. She will strive to be that for each of her students; an educator who loves each child that walks in her door and gives each of them not only an education, but also a passion for learning.