Ms. Ity Ponce

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Ms. Ity Ponce

Ity Ponce

Ms. Ponce was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She attended the University of Havana for her Bachelor's Degree. She began teaching at Western Hills Elementary School in the 2018-2019 school year.

What Ms. Ponce loves most about teaching is to give students the opportunity to be raised to their highest potential.

Mrs. Faith Slusher

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Mrs. Faith Slusher

Faith.Slusher@fwisd.org

I have been married to my husband, Richard, for 15 years.  I graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Master of Science in Applied Criminology.  I have been teaching for 7 years and all of those years have been with Fort Worth ISD. 

Ms. Twaila Ford

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Ms. Twaila Ford

Twaila.Ford@fwisd.org

Mrs. Ford was born and raised in Lubbock, TX and attended Texas Tech University for her Bachelor's Degree in English. She has been teaching at Western Hills Elementary since the 2012-2013 school year.

What Mrs. Ford loves most about teaching is getting to know who the students are.

Miss Niabi Brown

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Miss Niabi Brown

 

Niabi.Brown@fwisd.org

Ms. Brown was raised in Fort Worth, TX and attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Science. She has been teaching at Western Hills Elementary School since the 2017-2018 school year.

What Ms. Brown loves most about teaching is influencing the lives of the future.

 

Ms. Lori Mihalik

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Ms. Lori Mihalik

Lori.Mihalik@fwisd.org

Mrs. Mihalik is from Fort Worth, TX, graduating from Western Hills High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Tarleton State University. She has been teaching for 5 years and at Western Hills Elementary School since the 2018-2019 school year. 

In her free time she loves cooking, watching her son play soccer for Brewer High School, and watching her daughter play soccer for Sul Ross State University.

Mrs. Debra Szostek

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Mrs. Debra Szostek

Debra.Szostek@fwisd.org

Married 39 years…(yes, same man. Know him since I was 12 and he 14. I know. He was promised his wings upon  arrival into Heaven)  One married daughter and one2 year old granddaughter. Husband  is also a teacher.  Teaching for 19 years, hold an M.A.  and various certifications. (Making strides InTechnology some times.  Lol ) Plan on having tech mastered and then I’ll die.Originally from NE PA. Move to Texas with my entire family. Parents and one grandparent that was still living and my only sibling, my younger brother who was supposed to be a poodle, was living here already.  (We have the Beverly Hillbillies truck still. )Love teaching and nurturing my babies….no matter what grade I teach.

Ms. Esmeralda Paredes

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Ms. Esmeralda Paredes

Esmeralda.Paredes@fwisd.org

Ms. Paredes was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and attended the University of Texas at Arlington for her Bachelor's Degree. She has been teaching at Western Hills Elementary School since the 2017-2018 school year. 

What Ms. Paredes loves most about teaching is getting to know each of her students at a personal level.

Ms. Melanie West

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Ms. Melanie West

Melanie.West@fwisd.org

Ms. West grew up in Aledo, TX and received her Bachelor's Degree from Tarleton State University. She has been teaching for 18 years and at Western Hills Elementary School since the 2018-2019 school year. 

What Ms. West loves most about teaching is building relationships with her students, their families, and her team.