Jo Kelly School

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     Jo Kelly School educates medically fragile students

    with severe and profound disabilities,

    aged three to twenty-one. 


     The Special Education Department supports the District mission of preparing all students for success and supports differentiating instruction, as appropriate, to meet the needs of all students.

    It also provides support in the delivery of services to students with special needs as determined by the Admission, Review or Dismissal (ARD) Committee and as stated in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    Meet our Staff ⇒



    Full time and itinerant, therapists are an essential part of a student's educational team!

     Meet Our Therapists


     Leaders in the Field! 


    The staff here at Jo Kelly School provide many learning environments for students to reach their educational goals. 

    The Sensory Room Committee includes teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, and Mr. Riddell. The Sensory Room experience is provided under the guidance of Jo Kelly School staff, who know which piece of equipment and which activity will benefit each student the most. 

      The Sensory Room 

  •  Jo Kelly School Celebrates

    Native American Heritage Month!

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    Door of the Month:  Nurse's Door November 2019 


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  • 2019 Pumpkins for Auction!  


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     Each year the classrooms at Jo Kelly School decorate pumpkins for auction to a community group called, "Hispanic Organization Helping People" or H.O.H.O.

    This is a dedicated group of local people that was formed in 2004 who hold fund raising events throughout the year in the Fort Worth area. Their mission is to raise money and give to local families in need. 'H.O.H.O.' has been donating to Jo Kelly School for years.   


    Therapy Dog Visits Jo Kelly School!

    Virginia from PAWS ACROSS TEXAS visits Jo Kelly School every month!

    Go See the Pictures! ⇒ 

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  • Ms. Corey Golomb

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    Jo Kelly School staff, students, and families welcome Ms. Corey Golomb as our new Assistant
    Superintendent of Special Populations for the Fort Worth Independent School District.

    To learn more about Ms. Golomb click here 



    Carin "CJ" Evans

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    FWISD is controlled locally by nine elected Trustees who advocate for over 80,000 students and 10,000 employees.

    The Trustee elected to represent Jo Kelly School in the 5th District is

    Carin "CJ" Evans

    Thank You Ms. Evans for representing Jo Kelly School!

    To learn more about Ms. Evans click here.


  • Page Updated: December 5, 2019

  • 'Tis the Season!

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    The Jo Kelly staff, students and their families are once agin participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  We have been asked to focus on Toiletries.  There is a box in our front foyer under The Giving Tree for anyone that want to donate to this event.  Please feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in helping with this event. 

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  • Jo Kelly Honors Our 

    Teacher and Teacher Assistant of 2018-2019 ⇒ 





    Jo Kelly School was awarded Fort Worth ISD’s Webby Award winner for the month of February 2019. The Webby Award recognizes campus websites that engage families, students, alumni and the community. 

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    Leslie Riddell-Principal  Eileen Baze-Web Manager

     "The website is only as good as the content provided." Says Web Manager Eileen Baze, "We have the best staff  who not only provide the best learning environment for the students, but they make available photos and information to share the activities with our families and our community at large."



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     Our Special Events Committee is made up entirely of Jo Kelly Staff. 

    The committee makes it possible for everyone to get involved! Not only in setting up events, but encouraging decorations be made by students and using every possible way to have the students do as much as they can. 

     ⇐ Visit The Jo Kelly Events Gallery!  


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    On behalf of our students, their families and the Jo Kelly Staff,

    Thank you ALL for the professionalism, compassion and care as you transport our students.

    We appreciate you!  ⇒

  • "Call it folk music because it's all about relationships and stories." 


     On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 Jo Kelly Students and staff enjoyed the music of  Richard Bruxvoort Colligan.

     It was a grand musical experience. 

    GO SEE ⇒ 


  • In order to facilitate better learning Jo Kelly Staff help each other 'get ready'! 

     and we can only do that with the.... 

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    Many Helping Hands

    The whole entire staff is always willing  to give that extra hand by opening doors, pushing students to their next class, moving laundry, fetching equiptment or just getting lunch for the class next door. There is always extra muscle to help lift or set up rooms for the next activity. It is nice to work with such a helpful staff.