• I am a Resource/Inclusion/Dyslexa teacher at Mina Elementary.  I currently work with Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students in Reading/Language Arts and Math.

    I have been a teacher for 27 years, and have been with Bastrop ISD for 24 years.  I have held the following positions:

    • Itinerant Teacher for the Auditorially Impaired
    • 5th/6th Science/SS Inclusion Teacher
    • Resource/Inclusion Teacher at Emile Elementary
    • 1st grade teacher and 3rd grade teacher at Lost Pines Elementary

    My husband is also a Special Education Teacher at Bluebonnet Elementary . We have 3 daughters:

    • Sarah, who is a Special Education Teacher at Smithville High School.  She and her husband Ty were married this past June.
    • Rebecca, who passed away 14 years ago at age 4
    • Grace, a freshman at Bastrop High School.  She is a cheerleader, and active in dance in Smithville

    In addition, we have 3 dogs--a Great Pyrenees, and 2 dachshunds.

Mrs. Carder
  • I can be reached at:

    lcarder@bisdtx.org  or by calling Mina Elementary (512-772-7640  ext. 53110)

    My conference period is from 10:05--10:40

    I am also available after school from 3:15--3:45