Gayla Baldacci - Teacher

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Gayla Baldacci - Teacher

gayle.baldacci@fwisd.org

My name is Gayla Baldacci and I have been a special education teacher with Fort Worth ISD since August 2001 and this is my 6th year teaching at Jo Kelly School. I have been married for ten years and we live in Fort Worth. We have two children who keep us busy and active.

 "The grass may look greener on the other side but you never know what is truly going on with someone else and within their lives. Be Kind and take time to understand"

 

 Morgan Harvey - Teacher Assistant

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Morgan Harvey - Teacher Assistant

morgan.harvey@fwisd.org

Morgan began working at Jo Kelly School for the 2018-2019 school year. She is the youngest member of the Jo Kelly family.  She began working in Special Education upon graduating high school in 2015 and is currently in school to pursue a degree in Special Education. In her free time you can either find her at the local Whataburger or at home with her doggies! 

"I love the environment, the positive atmosphere and most importantly the students, I feel very blessed and fortunate to have met them and have the privilege to be a part of their lives everyday."

"Don't let someone dim your light, simply because it's shining in their eyes." 

 

 Michelle Black  - Teacher

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Michelle Black - Teacher

shelly.black@fwisd.org

Michelle grew up in Kansas City and came to Texas to attend TCU. She graduated in 1989 with a degree in elementary education with a specialty in special education. She was hired by FWISD and began teaching at Jo Kelly in the fall of 1989. She is married and has 1 son graduating from Trinity University in May of 2017.

"I feel blessed to be here at Jo Kelly teaching these students. Not everyone gets the chance to have their dream job"

 

 Robyn Irizarry - Teacher Assistant

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Robyn Irizarry - Teacher Assistant

robyn.irizarry@fwisd.org

Robyn joined the Jo Kelly staff in August 2014. She is a Mom to 3 sons and 1 daughter, a College Graduate, a Teacher Assistant, an Advocate for Down Syndrome, a Friend and a Child of God. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite food is chocolate. Her hobbies include bingo, bowling and watching football...GO COWBOYS!

"Potential is not dependent upon IQ." - Special Olympics

 

 Caress Abrams - Teacher

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Caress Abrams - Teacher

caress.abrams@fwisd.org

Caress Abrams was born in Chicago Il. Raised in Arlington Texas, attended and graduated from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge LA. Caress Abrams, has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Sociology background and Texas Teacher Certification K-12 Special Education.

Her future educational goals are a Master of Education in Leadership form UTA. Mrs. Abrams worked has a Paraprofessional in Mansfield for three prior to joining the Fort Worth ISD team.

She has dedicated her life to her husband, children and community. Mrs. Abrams believes every child can shine with encouragement and promoting a developmental atmosphere.

“When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a might way.” DR. Tony Evans.

 Tracy Beams -Teacher Assistant

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Tracy Beams -Teacher Assistant

tracy.beams@fwisd.org

I have been married 28 years. I have 2 children and I have one Grandson. I took my first cruise in October 2016. I have worked in the school district for 19 years, and worked at Jo Kelly for 15 years.

 "Jo Kelly has the best students. I am very fortunate to be here. And I Love my Job!!"

 Mary McKinnie - Teacher

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Mary McKinnie - Teacher

mary.mckinnie@fwisd.org
 
This is Mary McKinnie's sixth year of teaching and her second year teaching at Jo Kelly School and in FWISD. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education from TCU. She has volunteered at Jo Kelly since she was a child. She loves purple, the TCU Horned Frogs, arts and crafts, and reading.  

"I have always enjoyed the positive atmosphere on campus and it is a privilege to serve the kiddos and staff here.” 
 
 Treasett Horner-Davis - Teacher Assistant

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Treasett Horner-Davis - Teacher Assistant

treasett.horner-davis@fwisd.org

 

Treasett worked with Pat Oliver before he retired, and continues this year in room #122 with Mary McKinnie.  Glad you're here!