Mrs. Lorena Ferrales

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Mrs. Lorena Ferrales

Mrs. Lorena Ferrales is our awesome principal here at SHP. She became the principal in  2013. She attended college at Texas Wesleyan University right here in Fort Worth. This is also where she grew up. In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, reading and of course learning. Mrs. Ferrales is married and has 4 children of her own (not counting all her amazing SHP kiddos!) One word she would say that describes her the best is determined. When asked what she would be if she wasn't a teacher, Mrs. Ferrales said: a singer!

 

Interviewed By: Joshua Cardenas (5th grade)

Ms. Devona Burgess

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Ms. Devona Burgess

Devona Burgess earned her undergraduate degree from CSU Stanislaus, her graduate degree from Cappella University and received her Principal Certification from Lamar University. She has served in the field of education for 18 years, as a Special Education teacher, Pre-K teacher, Early Childhood Specialist, Title 1 Teacher, Data Analyst, Dean of Instruction and currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Seminary Hills Park Elementary in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

As an EC Specialist, she served the Early Childhood Department for five years and played an integral role with integrating the Pre-K curriculum.  At the campus level she works collaboratively with her team to move students from not making adequate progress to meeting and mastering the state standards. During her five years at Van Zandt-Guinn, she has been recognized as Teacher of the Year and has been an active participant with the academic growth of students, helping the campus earn distinctions in Student Progress in 2015 and 2017. She is dedicated in her efforts to improve student achievement through collective, team-based approaches, direct lines of communication and thorough planning.

Ms. Burgess has a passion for serving at-risk populations; it is her desire to help make a difference in the lives of disadvantage youth. Whether it is working as a curriculum writer or serving at the campus level, Ms. Burgess Core Beliefs remain the same, all students can reach their full potential of academic and personal success when given the opportunity and appropriate resources.

Mrs. Sylvia Vera

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Mrs. Sylvia Vera