Hi, my name is Cindy Balmer and I will be teaching first grade this year at Hart. I am so excited to join this amazing team and to be a part of the Lovejoy Leopards Staff! I was born in Dallas, grew up in St. Louis, and then wound up at Texas Tech…Wreck ‘em! I met my husband Dan there, we moved to Richardson, and here we are years later. We have 2 amazing daughters, Morgan and Maddy, and two dogs, Buddy and George Bailey. Our oldest daughter, Morgan, is married and lives in Little Rock. Our youngest daughter, Maddy, lives at home and is in nursing school. I knew as a young child that I wanted to be a teacher…after many years and after teaching various grade levels, I can honestly say, it is still my passion in life. “To teach is to touch a life forever”. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and practicing yoga. I look forward to getting to know you and your children this year. It’s going to be an unforgettable and amazing year!