• Kindergarten/First Grade



    Luann Simmons - Kindergarten


    Welcome to De Zavala! De Zavala is a special place - I should know since I have taught here since 1995. It is cool to be able to teach the next generation!  I currently teach Kindergarten.  My degree is in Child Development and Family Life Studies from Baylor University.  GO BEARS!!  I obtained my teacher certification from Texas Christian University.  My passion is definitely teaching early childhood. I am married to Jerry, and we have one daughter, Whitleigh.  Whitleigh is 16 years old and a junior in high school.  I like to watch sports.  Football is my favorite!  I love the color red and enjoy reading in my spare time.

    Alejandra Torres - Kindergarten


    My name is Alejandra Torres.  I received my Bachelors’ Degree from Texas Woman’s University.  This is my 7th year as a Dual Language Teacher at De Zavala Elementary. My first three years I taught first grade, and then I moved to Kindergarten.  The thing I love the most about my job is experiencing my students’ excitement as they begin to read and also seeing their growth at the end of each year.  I love to help my students become better readers, writers, and mathematicians. In my free time I enjoy spending time and making memories with my husband, Gabriel, and my two kids, Stephanie and Alexander

    Maria Lay - Kindergarten/First


    I graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Go Frogs!  I earned a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have been teaching for 12 years.  I have a 1 year old daughter named Adriana.  My husband’s name is Justin.  I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my family! 

    Elia Rodriguez - First


    Sarah West - First



    Second Grade

    Corey Steinberg – Second


    Marcus Givens – Second


    Leslie Berrios – Second