• Kindergarten

    Mrs. Torres

    Mrs.Torres - Kindergarten, Dual Language 2-way(English and Spanish)

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Torres.  I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to Fort Worth when I was 11 years old.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Women's University.  I have two kids: Stephanie and Alexander.  I love swimming and doing puzzles.

    Alejandra Torres


    1st grade  


    Mrs. Lay-Kindergarten ESL 

    Hello, my name is Maria Lay.  This is my 19th year in education!  I have taught at DeZavala for 15 years.  I am a TCU graduate. GO FROGS!  I earned a BS in Early Childhood education and also have a Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I am married to Justin and we have a daughter named Adriana that we completely adore.  I published a poem when I was in second grade!

    Maria Lay


    First Grade

    Mrs. Jones

    Mrs. Jones-First Grade-ESL

    Hello! I'm Mrs. Jones and I teach 1st grade Regular Program! I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with ESL. On the weekends I like to catch up on sleep or watch something funny or thrilling on Netflix or just enjoy nature.

    Kathy Jones


    Mrs. Jorgensen

    Mrs. Jorgensen-First Grade Dual Language 2-way (English and Spanish)

    I'm Mrs. Jorgensen and I will be teaching the first grade dual language program! I have a degree from UTA in Business Administration and this will be my 15th year teaching. I have two dogs and two cats and I love to travel!

    Ivonne Jorgensen

    First and Second Grade Bridge

    Mrs. Santizo


    Mrs. Santizo-1st and 2nd grade Bridge Class ESL

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Santizo.  I graduated from UNT with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies and ESL.  I love to travel, eat good food, and do spontaneous things.  My favorite place to be is at the beach, with the sand between my toes and spending time with my husband and daughter Eliyanah.  I am not artistic or creative, but I like to imagine I am.  I love to sing!

    Hannah Santizo

    Second Grade

    Mr. Favela

    Mr. Favela-Second Grade Dual Language 2-way (English and Spanish)

    ¡Buenos días! My name is Mr. Favela and this is my 7th year as an educator, all of them at De Zavala! I was born and raised in Aurora, IL (Party on Garth!), a small suburb of Chicago. I moved to Texas in 2003 and attended UTA, where I majored in International Business and Spanish. Immediately after graduation, I decided teaching is where my passion truly lies and completed my alternative certification. I enjoy arts and crafts! 

    Nelson Favela


    Mrs. Harris

    The'Resa Harris-2nd grade ESL

    Hello, my name is The'Resa Harris and I teach 2nd grade! I have been at De Zavala for eight years. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006. I will do my best to provide your child with the best education possible. My favorite color is purple and I love to dance!

    The'Resa Harris