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Retired Texas Teacher News: Our Resident Author Visited a Local Elementary School!

The Hamptons of Tyler brought the magic of storytelling and the power of reading to Owens Elementary School on February 7, 2024 with the help of our beloved resident author, Dr. Louise J. She captivated bright young minds with delightful readings tailored for the school’s first-grade, second-grade, and third-grade classes.

The Hamptons | Dr. Louise teaching her class
Top of her class: Here’s Dr. Louise and her young fans!

A retired educator and nationally published children’s writer, Dr. Louise believes in the power of reading to spark curiosity, foster empathy, and build connections across generations. She loves visiting elementary and middle school classrooms, sharing her books, and helping students improve their creative skills. And this isn’t the first time she’s been in the news!

Dr. Louise is an Amazing, Award-Winning Children’s Author

Some of Dr. Louise’s most famous works include “Grandpa Has a Windmill, Grandma Had a Churn” and “Exiled! From Tragedy to Triumph on the Missouri Frontier.” That second book won the WILLA Award (named after Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Willa Cather) in 2008 for “the best juvenile books written about Women in the West.”

In 2022, Jackson also won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Literary Award for the body of her work.

“We are thrilled to partner with Owens Elementary for this meaningful Miracle Moment,” said Sara Teichgraeber, Activities Director at The Hamptons of Tyler. “Our residents have a wealth of life experiences and knowledge to share, and this was a wonderful opportunity for her to connect with the younger generation in a positive, enriching way.”

About The Hamptons of Tyler

Located in Tyler, TX, The Hamptons of Tyler is a vibrant senior living community that offers premier independent living, assisted living, and memory care, with a healthy dose of Southern hospitality. Passion is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to serve seniors with a higher level of care, once-in-a-lifetime Miracle Moments, and the best quality of life possible.

We love our residents and help them stay happy, fulfilled, entertained, and engaged through our revolutionary Passion Program. We’re delighted to share this news about teacher retirement in Texas – It’s heartwarming to see residents like Dr. Louise giving back to the community!


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