Mrs. Phyllis Williams-Harper, Diagnostician

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BS-UT, M.Ed-UNT

Mrs. Phyllis Williams-Harper, Diagnostician

 

Hello, I am Phyllis Harper, Diagnostician for Sunrise McMillan Elementary.  I have a BS in Education from the University of Texas and an MEd as an educational diagnostician from the University of North Texas.  I was a reading/ESL teacher for 21 years and an Educational Diagnostician for the last 6 years.  I enjoy reading, traveling, and watching reality television.

I believe, "Children with 'special needs' come into our lives leaving footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." ---Anonymous

Mrs. Ellen Benson, GT

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Mrs. Ellen Benson, GT

 

Hello, I’m Mrs. Benson and this is my sixth year to teach gifted and talented pull out classes at Sunrise McMillan. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Texas, and my master’s degree in gifted and talented education from Texas A&M University. This is my fifteenth year of teaching.

I enjoy spending time with my family, watching college football, and reading good books.

Mrs. Debbie Watts, Speech

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Mrs. Debbie Watts, Speech

 

I went to school at the University of South Alabama for my Bachelors and Masters. I have worked in five states and lived in 10 growing up as a military brat. I started out my career working with adults and transitioned to schools when my kids were school age.

Mr. Ali Graham, All Stars

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Mr. Ali Graham, All Stars

 

As a member of FWISD, I am privileged to help students realize their social, emotional, and academic potential.

Mr. Victor James, All Stars

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Mr. Victor James, All Stars

Mr. Michael Khodayari, SPED

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Mr. Michael Khodayari, SPED

 

I attended University of Texas and UTA. I have a master's degree from UTA in Criminal Justice. I decided on a career in education so I can have summer off in order to visit my family. This is my eleventh year in education and seventh year at Sunrise McMillan.

Mr. Kirk Preston, SPED

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Mr. Kirk Preston, SPED

 

I grew up in Chicago before spending 5yrs in the US Navy.  I moved to Texas in 1999 where I graduated from DeVry University then a got a Master's from Keller Graduate School of Management. I worked in sales until becoming a teacher in 2014-2015 school year. I believe that education is the engine that drives us all in a quest for knowledge.