Sped Team

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Mrs. Aguirre

Inclusion Teacher

Mrs. Aguirre graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts with minors in Math and Science. Her hobbies include watching Big Ten football, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. One of my favorite things about teaching is when kids realize they really can accomplish their goals, when maybe just a short time ago they did not believe in themselves. After they realize they CAN do it, their joy and enthusiasm for learning is so contagious! Another one of her favorite things is when students dislike a certain subject and they leave at the end of the year loving it. Being able to share her excitement and passion for learning is a fantastic feeling! Last but not least, she loves it when, after hard work and dedication, not only on her part but on the part of the student, the information clicks and all the sudden everything makes sense. That is a very rewarding experience for her.

My Favorites:

Book: The Notebook

Candy: Sour Watermelon Slices

Snack: Strawberries

Drink: Diet Coke/Water

Team: Michigan State

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Mrs. Boyarsky

RISE Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Boyarsky has been part of the Special Education Department at FWISD for 20 years. She is extremely happy to be part of this wonderful team. She believes that every student has great potential, and must be included. 

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Mr. Maldonado

Inclusion Teacher

Mr. Maldonado graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. This is his third year teaching, all in special education. He believes that his job as a teacher is to help all students grow into the best version of themselves. 

My Favorites:

Color: Blue

Travel Spot: Anywhere with a beach

Sport: Football (to watch) Baseball (to play)

Candy: Hershey’s 

Drinks: Dr. Pepper

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Ms. Paredes

RISE Teacher Assistant

Hello! My name is Esperanza Paredes. I have been at Manuel Jara Elementary for 4 years now.  I am very excited to be working with your child this year!

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Mrs. Valdez

RISE Special Education Self-Contained Teacher

Mrs. Valdez graduated from California State University, Fulllerton, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.  She has been serving as a teacher since 2005.  She has taught all grade levels ranging from elementary to high school.  When she is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family.  She has a wonderful husband and 4 beautiful children who enjoy traveling. She believes all things are possible if you dare to dream and that every child can learn.

My Favorites:

Color: Purple

Book: I love you to the moon and back

Travel Spot: Great Wolf Lodge

Sport: Tennis

Candy: Gummy Bears

Drinks: Iced Vanilla Coffee

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Mrs. Vasquez

RISE Special Education Self-Contained Teacher

Mrs. Vasquez have been a teacher for many years and every year she encounters beautiful blessings and lessons to grow as a person and a professional. She is very thankful for having the opportunity to be the teacher of your child and becoming an influential part of their life.

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