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Mary Catherine Hannah - Teacher

mary.hannah@fwisd.org

Mary Catherine Hannah is a first year teacher at Jo Kelly! After working on-campus as a teacher assistant for a year, the students “stole her heart” and inspired her to earn a teaching certificate in special education. Her background in music therapy gives her a unique perspective in planning creative and engaging lessons for her elementary classroom. In her free time, Mary Catherine enjoys spending time with her husband, Luke, and tending to her many houseplants.

 “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” –John Maxwell 

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Treasett Horner-Davis - Teacher Assistant

treasett.horner-davis@fwisd.org

Teacher Assistant of the Year 2020-2021

Treasett is originally from Kansas. She has been living in Texas for the last eighteen years with her husband, two sons Kenneth, and Koreyan and her bonus daughter Nikki. 

Treasett and her husband have a youth sports organization where she coaches football, basketball and track. 

She is currently working on a bachelor’s degree from SNHU and plans to work at Jo Kelly School as a teacher in the near future.  

                                

"When you love what you are doing, it’s not work!" 

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Gayla Baldacci - Teacher

gayle.baldacci@fwisd.org

Gayla has been a special education teacher since August 2001. She married her husband in 2008 and they reside in Fort Worth Texas. Gayla has two children who love to keep her very 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"

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Tracy Beams - Teacher Assistant

Tracy.beams@fwisd.org

Tracy has  been married for 32 years and has 2 grown children. Her son, Jordan, works for Oncor and her daughter, Allison, is currently working towards her special education degree. She has two grandsons, Jonny and Jackson, and  a new granddaughter, Charlotte.

Tracy has served FWISD since 1999 and Jo Kelly school since 2003.    

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

"For we live by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7

 

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Caress Abrams - Teacher

caress.abrams@fwisd.org

Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

Caress was born in Chicago, Il. She was 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, a Sociology background and a Texas Teacher Certification for K-12 Special Education.

Her future educational goals are a Master of Education in Leadership from UTA. Mrs. Abrams had worked as a paraprofessional in Mansfield for three years prior to joining the Fort Worth ISD team.

She has dedicated her life to her husband, children and the 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 mighty way.” DR. Tony Evans.

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Allison Baker - Teacher Assistant

Allison.Baker@fwisd.org

Allison is just finishing her degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University. This will be her first year at Jo Kelly. She has been married for 4.5 years and has three dogs: Daisy May, Thor, and Loki. In her spare time, she works with the youth at the church she attends and loves every minute of it.  
 
“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.”
  - Dr. Temple Grandin

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Mary C. McKinnie - Teacher

 
 
 
Mary McKinnie started teaching in 2014 and came to Jo Kelly School in fall 2019. 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.” 
 
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin 

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Maria Collazo de Sandoval - Teacher Assistant

maria.collazodesandoval@fwisd.org

Maria has served for FWISD for the last eight years. She worked at Boulevard Heights as a teacher assistant before starting at Jo Kelly School in 2022. 

"I  love to help and serve and Jo Kelly gives me the opportunity to do just that!"

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile." -Mother Teresa

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Anai Luna - Teacher Assistant

anai.luna@fwisd.org

The 2022-2023 school year marks Anai's first year working with special-needs children. She started as a fashion student and attended the Art Institute of Fort Worth. Her favorite hobbies are shopping, styling, artsy, and dancing.

"I'm in love with my new job!"

"Where there is life there is hope!" -J.R.R. Tolkien