• Principal

    Marlette Martinez

    Ms. Marlette Martinez


    Hello! Hola!

    I am Marlette Martinez, proud product of Fort Worth ISD. I was born and raised in Fort Worth. I attended M.H. Moore Elementary, W.A. Meacham Middle School, and Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. I went on to study EC-6 Bilingual Education at Texas Woman’s University and earned my Master’s in Educational Leadership at TCU.

    I am privileged and blessed to be here at DeZavala, the small school with a BIG heart! It is my hope that all students and families feel safe and welcomed when they enter our school. We have a strong team of teachers and staff who work together to build a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students can become conscious global citizens. We are the DeZavala Familia!

    My greatest treasures in life are my family and my niece. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and traveling to new places. In my free time, I love to play soccer and volleyball.  



    Insights Administrator

    Dr. Raven Brown


    Dr. Brown-Mckinney has been in education for more than 15 years. She currently serves as the administrator for the insights Elementary daep located at De Zavala Elementary. Dr brown-mckinney has been a classroom teacher, Reading Coach, and administrator along with a lengthy background in social work. She enjoys listening to music and exercising in her spare time.




    Assistant Principal

    Leslie Hoagland

     Assistant Principal

     Mrs. Hoagland is entering her eighteenth year in education, beginning as a 5th grade teacher, then a Data Analyst, and now an Assistant Principal.  She has lived in nine different states and Aruba and served five years in the U.S. Army to pay for college at Purdue University. She later earned her Master’s degree at Lamar University. Her family consists of her husband, four teenagers, two boys and two girls, and two dogs (Duchess, a 26-pound French bulldog, and Rocky, a 120-pound Cane Corso). She feels very fortunate to be joining the De Zavala family with all the wonderful things she has heard, all they have achieved in recent years, and how welcome everyone has already made her feel. 




    Colleen Johnson


    Hello, my name is Colleen Johnson.  I am the school counselor at DeZavala.  I have been in education for 18 years.  I have a Master degree in Counseling from UNT.  I have one son.  I love working with our students and families to ensure success.  I am originally from Florida!



    Data Analyst

    Kellie Dyer


     Data Analyst

    I am Mrs. Dyer, the Data Analyst.  I have been in education for 17 years.  I have been a 3rd and 4th grade classroom teacher, Title 1 teacher, and data analyst.  I am married and have 2 daughters.  In my spare time I am either at the gym or watching my girls play volleyball!