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Darrell Sessums - Teacher

darrell.sessums@fwisd.org

Room 106 Website

Darrell started serving Jo Kelly School in 2015. Before he started his teaching career here at Jo Kelly, Darrell was a teacher and a coach at Eagle Mountain Saginaw School District. He taught RTI Math and coached Football, Basketball and Track. Prior to that he was the Warehouse Manager for a Franchise and Corporate Domino's Pizza Distribution Center.

"I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach at Jo Kelly. It is an honor working with such special students. The staff at Jo Kelly is second to none."

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Trinity Bond - Teacher Assistant

trinity.bond@fwisd.org

Trinity Bond is a teacher assistant and comes to Fort Worth from California. She is 21 years old and presently lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Trinity is working towards a Biological Science major at UC Davis.

She likes reading mystery novels and playing and coaching soccer.

"You are you, that is truer than true. No one on earth can be youer than you!" -Dr. Suess

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Kimberly Ellis - Teacher

Kimberly.Ellis@fwisd.org

Room 118 Website

As of August 2019, Kimberly Ellis has rejoined the staff of Jo Kelly School for the second time around. She started her roots in education as a first-year teacher here during the 2009-2010 school year. Afterwards, she spent the next five years serving at Meadowbrook MS as a self-contained teacher in the Special Education’s LINC department for Fort Worth ISD. From 2015 until 2019, she taught Reading Resource/Content Mastery in the Mansfield ISD at Rogene Worley MS.

Kimberly is a wife, mother, and servant-leader at home and her community. She has an undeniable love for children and to see their success. She often can be heard saying that “children help to keep you young at heart”.  She has had the blessing to mother five children at home and teach so many others in schools, daycares, and day centers. She loves observing nature, animals, and children at play.

She is a 1991 graduate of the North Carolina Central University (BS in Home Economics/ Child Development) and a 2017 graduate of the University of Texas in Arlington, TX. (M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). 

Is:  Servant-leader, Friendly, Lifetime-learner, and Observer of nature
Sibling of:  Two vibrant and like-minded sisters, Valerie and Jacqueline
Lover of:  Chocolates, Coffee, and Food! I LOVE to read non-fiction, How to's, etc.
Who feels:  blessed to serve as a Wife, Mother, Teacher, and a Good Neighbor
Who gives:  attention to details and love for my work
Who fears:  failing those who depend upon me to come through for them
Who would: like to see  the most beautiful islands and lands of the World
Who lives:  in the rural area Mansfield, Texas

“With God, nothing is impossible” –Luke 1:37/ Matthew 19:26 

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Robyn Irizarry - Teacher Assistant

robyn.irizarry@fwisd.org

Robyn joined the Jo Kelly staff in August 2014. She has three sons (one with Down syndrome), one daughter and a grandson. Robyn is a fierce advocate for the special needs community.

Her favorite colors are purple and teal. She loves Jack in the Box ♥ tacos ♥ and the best snack is anything chocolate! Robyn enjoys playing bingo.

GO COWBOYS!
"Potential is not dependent upon IQ." - Special Olympics

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Jamie Wiksten - Teacher

jamie.wiksten@fwisd.org

Room 114 Website

Jaime started serving at Jo Kelly in started 2018-19. She previously taught in Arlington ISD for 26 years. She is looking forward to the future!

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."  - Asha Tyson

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Tiffany Mann-Nolte/ Teacher Assistant

tiffany.mannnolte@fwisd.org

Tiffany grew up in Fort Worth and attended all FWISD schools.  She still resides in FW today. Tiffany graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. 

She has an amazing husband James, and 2 sons, Shane and Cooper. Tiffany also has 2 dogs and 3 cats. There is never a dull moment!

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is he courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill