First Grade Teachers

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Erica Salas

My name is Erica Salas and I started teaching in 2009 at  H. V. Helbing Elementary. I lived in Peru for 16 years and I moved to the U. S. for a better education. After a few years I graduated from North Side High School and later on from the University of Texas at Arlington. Outside teaching, I like to spend time with my family. I have two wonderful daughters and a husband. I feel very privileged to have such an important profession as teaching young children. I look forward to helping my students become responsible and independent children who love learning.

erica.salas@fwisd.org

Lunch Period:
   12:00 - 12:30

Conference Period:
  9:30 - 10:25

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Ms. Athena Leal

Hello all, my name is Athena Leal. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and never strayed far from home. I attended college at the University of North Texas and earned a bachelor's degree in education. 

I have been teaching for three years as a third grade math and science teacher and this will be my first teaching year at H.V. Helbing. I actually attended H.V. Helbing for elementary from Pre K to fifth grade. and I am really excited to be back! My second grade teacher from Helbing was the person who inspired me to teach because she truly believed in me, which is what I want to share with my students. 

Outside of school, I have a five year old son, whose favorite subject is science just like his mom. I really enjoy playing the guitar, piano, and reading mystery novels.

I'm very excited to start the year and meet my new wonderful students!  

athena.leal@fwisd.org

Lunch Period:

12:10 - 12:40

Confernece Period

9:30 - 10:25

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Tanner Pruitt

I am so excited and blessed to be a first grade teacher!

This is my 2nd year to teach full time. However, I was a substitute teacher for 2 years, including a long term substitute position for a Sheltered Instruction Class prior to being hired at H.V. Helbing.

I've known I wanted to be in the education field since I was 12. What could be better than having a job where you get to inspire and teach children? I started my journey in working with children by being a Girl Scout Leader, working hard in school, and life, to become a certified teacher. I received both of my degrees from Texas Wesleyan University; I received my Bachelor's degree in Education in Decemberof 2016 and my Master's degree in Education as a Reading Specialist in December of 2017. Children are our future and I believe it is my calling to advocate for them in and out of the classroom. 

Conference Period:

9:30 - 10:25

Lunch Period:

12:30 - 12:30