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

    I have been a teacher for 26 years, and have been with Bastrop ISD for 23 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, here in Bastrop. We have 3 daughters:

    • Sarah, a senior at UT-Austin majoring in Special Education
    • Rebecca, who passed away 13 years ago at age 4
    • Grace, an 8th grader at Bastrop Middle School

    In addition, we have 4 dogs--an American Eskimo, 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 7:30--8:25

    I am also available after school from 3:20--3:45