• Third Grade







    Fourth Grade


    Nelson Favela-4th grade Dual language Literacy, Social Studies

    Buenos dias!  My name is Nelson Favela and this is my fifth year as an educator, all five at DeZavala!  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!



    Sarah West- 4th grade ELA, Social Studies

    Hello, my name is Sarah West.  This is my fourth year teaching at DeZavala Elementary.  I was born in California but moved to Texas when I was two years old.  The most important things in my life are my family, friends, and my students.  My hobbies are reading, cooking, and eating!  I love the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Penguins.



    The’Resa Harris-4th grade Math and Science, Health

    Hello, my name is The’Resa Harris.  I teach 4th grade math and science.  I have been at DeZavala for six years. I graduated from UT Austin in 2006.  My favorite color is purple!  I will do my best to provide your child with the best education possible. I love to dance!




    Fifth Grade


    Oscar Lopez-Math and Science

    Hello, my name is Oscar Lopez.  I am a native Texan and have lived in Dallas, Lancaster, Keene and Fort Worth throughout my life.  I love sports, art, music, and food!  I am excited to start my first 2nd year of teaching here at DeZavala.  #smallschoolbigheart  I work part-time at a dino-lab!



    Brooke Darby-ELA

    Hello, my name is Brooke Darby.  I am excited to return for my third year at DeZavala.  I have taught for five years.  I studied at Texas Tech University.  I am an avid reader and love to travel.  My favorite part about teaching is building relationships with my students.  I backpacked around the Philippines this summer!




    Stacy Garner-5th grade dual language(self contained)

    Hello, my name is Stacey Garner.  I teach fifth grade dual language.  I have been in education for 12 years.  I studied at University of Texas in Arlington.  I am married to my husband, Ricardo and he is from Chile.  I have four year old twins- Adila and Emiliano.  I taught Physical Education, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  I love math and science!  My favorite color is green and I am currently learning Spanish.  My family immigrated from Germany in 1913 to Texas!