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 Darrell Sessums - Teacher

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Darrell Sessums - Teacher

darrell.sessums@fwisd.org

Darrell is in his fourth 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."

 Tera Vineyard - Teacher Assistant

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Tera Vineyard - Teacher Assistant

tera.vineyard@fwisd.org

 Kimberly Ellis - Teacher

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Kimberly Ellis - Teacher

Kimberly.Ellis@fwisd.org

As of August 2019, Kimberly Ellis has rejoined the staff of Jo Kelly School for the second time around. She started her roots in education as a first-year teacher here during the 2009-2010 school year. Afterwards, she spent the next five years serving at Meadowbrook MS as a self-contained teacher in the Special Education’s LINC department for Fort Worth ISD. From 2015 until 2019, she taught Reading Resource/Content Mastery in the Mansfield ISD at Rogene Worley MS.

Kimberly is a wife, mother, and servant-leader at home and her community. She has an undeniable love for children and to see their success. She often can be heard saying that “children help to keep you young at heart”.  She has had the blessing to mother five children at home and teach so many others in schools, daycares, and day centers. She loves observing nature, animals, and children at play.

She is a 1991 graduate of the North Carolina Central University (BS in Home Economics/ Child Development) and a 2017 graduate of the University of Texas in Arlington, TX. (M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). 

Is  Servant-leader, Friendly, Lifetime-learner, and Observer of nature
Sibling of  Two vibrant and like-minded sisters, Valerie and Jacqueline
Lover of  Chocolates, Coffee, and Food! I LOVE to read non-fiction, How to's, etc.
Who feels  blessed to serve as a Wife, Mother, Teacher, and a Good Neighbor
Who gives  attention to details and love for my work
Who fears  failing those who depend upon me to come through for them
Who would like to see  the most beautiful islands and lands of the World
Who lives  in the rural area Mansfield, Texas

“With God, nothing is impossible” –Luke 1:37/ Matthew 19:26 

 Angela Gaudet - Teacher Assistant

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Angela Gaudet - Teacher Assistant

Angela.Gaudet@fwisd.org

 

 Jamie Wiksten - Teacher

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Jamie Wiksten - Teacher

jamie.wiksten@fwisd.org

This is Jamie's fourth year year at Jo Kelly. She previously taught in Arlington ISD for 26 years. She is looking forward to the future!

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."  - Asha Tyson

 Vanessa Swanson - Teacher Assistant

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Vanessa Swanson - Teacher Assistant

vanessa.swanson@fwisd.org

Vanessa has been a part of Jo Kelly School for 21 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."