Elynne Hoyt

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Elynne Hoyt

High School Education - Teacher

Elynne joined the Jo Kelly Family in 2006. She also plays part time at Central Market. Elynne brings her passion for food into the classroom by helping her students bake yummy things from scratch. When she is not at school, Elynne enjoys camping, singing with a community choir and crafting cool things with yarn. Elynne lives with her husband, Paul, her daughter, Ava, their sweet dog, Sally, and a persnickety old cat,Boo. Her betta fish [ shown in her picture], Sir Phineas the Flame-tailed, serves as guardian of the classroom.

"Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragon can be beaten." - Anonymous

 

 Vanessa Swanson

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Vanessa Swanson

Vanessa has been a part of Jo Kelly School for 20 years, and with FWISD for 28. She has a 22 year-old son. Her mom and son mean the world to her and she is drawn to the children at Jo Kelly School.

"My calling is working with special needs children as well as the elderly."

 

 

 Bridgette Miles

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Bridgette Miles

Assistant to Elynne Hoyt - High School

Bridgette recently joined the Jo Kelly Stars as a Teacher Assistant. Prior to becoming a TA., for 3 years she drove a school bus for FWISD. While she had several routes that were special needs, Jo Kelly was her preferred school. Before coming to FWISD Bridgette  worked refurbishing phones and other electronic devices.

"It takes a special group of people to work with a special group of children. I'm glad to be a part of this group. To all the Caretakers, thank you for all that you do in your positions. This goes for Special Education, Regular Education as well as the Caretakers outside the School District."

 

 

 Alethea Lester

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Alethea Lester

Assistant to Martha Johnson - High School

Alethea has been with Jo Kelly School for 16 years and with FWISD for 17. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 9 years and a Medical Assistant for 11 years.

"I love and enjoy working with the kids at Jo Kelly. They are wonderful students!"

 

 

 Darrell Sessums

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Darrell Sessums

High School Education - Teacher

Darrell is in his second year as a teacher at Jo Kelly. Before he started his teaching career at Jo Kelly, Darrell was a teacher and a coach at Eagle Mountain Saginaw School District. He taught RTI Math and coached Football, Basketball and Track. Prior to that he was the Warehouse Manager for a Franchise and Corporate Domino's Pizza Distribution Center.

" I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach at Jo Kelly. It is an honor working with such special students. The staff at Jo Kelly is second to none."

 

 Angela Gaudet

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Angela Gaudet

Angela joined Jo Kelly this year. This is her fifth year working in special education in a school district, having previously worked in Humble ISD and Huntsville ISD for two years each. Prior to that Angela worked for 2 years in Special Education for the YMCA. When not at Jo Kelly she enjoys spending time with her husband Greg, son Talis, and daughter Rinley. 

Welcome to Jo Kelly Angela!

 Harriette Weissenborn

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Harriette Weissenborn

High School Education - Teacher

 Harriette has been a special education teacher with FWISD for 32 years. She's been blessed to to married to her wonderful husband for 37 years! They have 2 great children, Charlie and Christian, and 3 precious grandchildren. She is 1 of 10 children. She has 6 sisters, and 3 brothers. Her favorite things to do are dance, read, work wit the homeless individuals through their church's outreach center, and spend time with her family.

"I believe God has a purpose and a plan for each one of us, and He places up where He wants us! Live life to it's fullest, and make the most of everyday you are blessed to have!"

 

 Svejetlana Dragovic

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Svejetlana Dragovic

Svejetlana has worked for FWISD for 14 years. This is her first year at Jo Kelly and she loves it! She sees it a one big happy family :)

"This is not a job, this is my "Love" !!  ♥