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 Dawley Raena

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Dawley Raena

My name is Dawley Raena and this will be my second year as Instructional Coach for H.V. Helbing. I have been a classroom teacher for 16 years -- 9 years in secondary and 7 in elementary. I went back to school in 2012 to obtain a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. I hold certifications in English, Language Arts, and Reading 4-8, Generalist EC-6, English as a second Language Supplemental, and hold a Principal certification. I have been married for 18 years to a Fort Worth police officer and we have three beautiful daughters - Camryn (16), Taylor (13), and Ryan (9). I am excited for this upcoming school year!

 Mary Jeter, Art Teacher

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Mary Jeter, Art Teacher

Mary Jeter, Artist/Educator

General Ed, ESL and Art K-12 Certification

BFA Studio Art, Southern Methodist University

The 2020-21 School Year is my 8th year in education, all with the FWISD.

I grew up in Fort Worth and I’m married and have three great children, a dog, and a cat!

I’ve been fortunate to always know my passion, which is Art and all things about it. Arts Education is critical to developing creative thinking and ­­self-worth. My classroom is often filled with chatter as the students explore materials, create original works using specific processes, practice important motor skills, and more, all while setting their imaginations free.

I am privileged to work with the wonderful Students, Staff, Faculty, and Parents at Helbing!

mary.jeter@fwisd.org

 Matthew Huitt, Music Teacher

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Matthew Huitt, Music Teacher

Mr. Huitt is currently in his 14th year as the Elementary Music Specialist for HV Helbing Elementary school. He attended Texas Wesleyan University, where he was a trombone and euphonium player with the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Brass Quintet.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.  During his out-of-school time, Mr. Huitt works as a volunteer with his children's high school marching band.

matthew.huitt@fwisd.org

 Erin Strickland, P.E. Teacher

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Erin Strickland, P.E. Teacher

I have 15 years of experience in Education.

My goal is to inspire children to pursue a lifetime of healthy choices paired with an active lifestyle.  

erin.strickland@fwisd.org

 Gabriela Bustamante, Librarian

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Gabriela Bustamante, Librarian

I have been at Helbing Elementary for the past 7 years as a librarian.  I received my Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas in the summer of 2013.   Before my library life, I was a bilingual teacher for 1st grade for one year and a Pre-k teacher for four years.  I believe every child can learn, I believe in the power of reading, and finding that special book that will inspire, and make every little mind a little better. I strive to make the library a welcoming place where reading, learning and curiosity take place. 

I have a dog (Nicky) whom I call my harry monster since she is a ball of energy.  I recently got married to a handsome, funny and wonderful man.  I have two sisters, whom I consider my best friends.  I love spending time with my family and friends.  In my spare time, I like to read, drink coffee, listen to music, dance, watch Netflix and cook. 

gaby.bustamante@fwisd.org

 Irma Morin, Counselor

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Irma Morin, Counselor

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Texas Women's University, Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's of Education in Guidance and Counseling from South Dakota State University.

"A person who never made mistakes, never tried anything new" Albert Einstein

irma.morin@fwisd.org

 

 Lavonna Starnes, Special Education Teacher

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Lavonna Starnes, Special Education Teacher

I am Lavonna Starnes. I have been a teacher with FWISD since 1990 and at H. V. Helbing since 1999. I earned a master's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

I grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School. My two children also graduated from FWISD. My son graduated from Dunbar and my daughter from Trimble Tech. My son is also a teacher and coach in FWISD.

lavonnastarnes@fwisd.org

 Rudy Rosales, Special Education Teacher

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Rudy Rosales, Special Education Teacher

Hi I'm Rudy Rosales and I have the most rewarding teaching job ever, because I'm in Special Education. I've been at several schools and this is my favorite school. I've been here since 2011. I am originally from Pharr, TX and I'm graduate of the University of Houston.

I believe that our students are our future, and we are working toward their sucess in school and in society as global citizens.

rudy.rosales@fwisd.org