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
Corey Steinberg – Second
Marcus Givens – Second
Leslie Berrios – Second