• Kindergarten

    Mrs. Torres

    Mrs.Torres - Kindergarten, Dual Language 2-way(English and Spanish)

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Torres.  I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to Fort Worth when I was 11 years old.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Women's University.  I have two kids: Stephanie and Alexander.  I love swimming and doing puzzles.

    Alejandra Torres


    1st grade  


    Mrs. Lay-Kindergarten ESL 

    Hello, my name is Maria Lay.  This is my 19th year in education!  I have taught at DeZavala for 15 years.  I am a TCU graduate. GO FROGS!  I earned a BS in Early Childhood education and also have a Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I am married to Justin and we have a daughter named Adriana that we completely adore.  I published a poem when I was in second grade!

    Maria Lay


    First Grade

    Mrs. Santizo  

    Mrs. Santizo - First Grade-ESL

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Santizo. This is my 6th year here at DeZavala. I love this small school with a big heart! It truly is amazing! I graduated from UNT with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies and ESL. (GO MEAN GREEN!) I love to travel and spend time with my family. On the weekends we are probably enjoying the outdoors and doing something adventurous.

    Hannah Santizo  


    Mrs. Jorgensen-First Grade Dual Language 2-way (English and Spanish)

    Welcome Eagles!  I am Mrs. Jorgensen and I teach 1st grade dual language.  This is my 17th year teaching in FWISD.  Fifteen of those years have been at De Zavala.  When I am not at school, I am enjoying time with my four children, husband and pets. I also enjoy traveling and gardening.

    Ivonne Jorgensen


    Second Grade

    Mr. Favela

    Mr. Favela-Second Grade Dual Language 2-way (English and Spanish)

    ¡Buenos días! My name is Mr. Favela and this is my 7th year as an educator, all of them at De Zavala! I was born and raised in Aurora, IL (Party on Garth!), a small suburb of Chicago. I moved to Texas in 2003 and attended UTA, where I majored in International Business and Spanish. Immediately after graduation, I decided teaching is where my passion truly lies and completed my alternative certification. I enjoy arts and crafts! 

    Nelson Favela


    Mrs. Harris

    The'Resa Harris-2nd grade ESL

    Hello, my name is The'Resa Harris and I teach 2nd grade! I have been at De Zavala for eight years. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006. I will do my best to provide your child with the best education possible. My favorite color is purple and I love to dance!

    The'Resa Harris