Hello, my name is Mary Reiter. I grew up in Lindsay, Texas and attended Lindsay schools all twelve years and graduated from Lindsay High School in 1980. I graduated summa cum laude from North Central Texas College with an associate's degree and went to work as the secretary for the Dean of Instruction at North Central Texas College. I soon discovered and fell in love with the positive atmosphere that was so prevalent amongst the professors at NCTC. That was when I found my true calling and went back to college to be a teacher. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English. I later added certification to teach kindergarten. I taught kindergarten for two years at Edison Elementary in Gainesville before coming to Lindsay ISD in 2002. I taught third grade for nine years before moving to second grade. In the 2004-2005 school year, I was Lindsay Elementary School's first Teacher of the Year. In May, 2015, I received the Davelyn Neidhardt Teacher of the Year award.
My husband, Lloyd, and I have been married since 1982 and live here in Lindsay. Lloyd is president of First State Bank in Gainesville. We have four children, all of whom have graduated from Lindsay High School. Travis, my oldest son, is 30 and a graduate of University of Texas at Austin. He now resides in Austin and works for TrendKite Software in Austin as a sales manager. My daughter, Karissa, is 28 and graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos and is currently studying cardiac sonography in Richmond, California. She also designs and sells sterling silver handcrafted jewelry. Austin, my second son, graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and works for TIB Bank in Farmer's Branch. Chisam, my youngest son, graduated from University of Texas at Austin in Business Honors and now works for Citibank as an investment banking analyst in Houston.
My son, Austin is married to Mackenzie and they blessed our family with our first grandchild in April. Scarlett Beth adds a new and totally wonderful dimension to the Reiter family.
My hobbies include spending time with my family, especially my new grandbaby, and forever taking a multitude of photographs. I also spend a lot of time in my flowerbeds. I love fresh flowers and like to see the new plants grow and bloom each year. Most of all, I love to spend time with children, whether they are mine or yours.