Mrs. Diana Barberena (5th Grade)

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Mrs. Diana Barberena (5th Grade)

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Mrs. Cristina Szmigiel (5th Grade)

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Mrs. Cristina Szmigiel (5th Grade)

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Mrs. Patricia Lambis (4th Grade )

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Mrs. Patricia Lambis (4th Grade )

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¡Hola! I will be teaching 4th grade Spanish Immersion & Dual Language for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my 16th year as an educator. I graduated from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2003. After spending time in Costa Rica on a study abroad with the university, I discovered a passion for the Spanish language and culture. So in 2004, I moved to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic to teach in a bilingual school for 5 years. In 2005, I married my best friend, Ricardo, who had moved to the Dominican Republic from Colombia and was working at the same school. Our first daughter was born in 2007. In 2009, I moved back to Texas with my family where I began teaching in FWISD with the dual language program. Our second daughter was born in 2016.  As a product of Spanish Immersion, I truly believe in the SI & DLE programs and I LOVE being a part of the Burton Hill family!

Con cariño,

Sra. Lambis :)

 

 

Mr.  Juan Ruiz (4th Grade)

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Mr. Juan Ruiz (4th Grade)

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Hola! soy el Sr. Ruiz,

I was born in Mexico City and grew up in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.  In 2008, I received my certification in Bilingual Education and started teaching for the Fort Worth ISD in the dual language program at Seminary Hills Park ES. This is my second year to be part of the Burton Hill Family. I love spending time with my wife Liz and our four children Nicolas, Amanda, Sebastian and Alba Lucia. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and sports.

 

Ms. Monica Valdez (3rd Grade)

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Ms. Monica Valdez (3rd Grade)

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Hello! My name is Monica Valdez Galindo. I was born and raised in  Guadalajara Jalisco, México.  I got my bachelor degree in International Trade from University of Guadalajara, where I worked for electronic companies handling imports and exports. Later I completed my certification as Bilingual Teacher and moved to Texas, I’ve been working in education ever since in 2008.

 

I’ve taught Pre-K, 1st grade and this is my 5th year teaching 3rd grade. I recently got my Masters in Enseñanza del Español  from University of Granada, Spain.

 

All my family is back in Mexico. I live here by myself but I enjoy doing activities around town with my great friends. My favorite hobby is to travel all over the world.  

Mrs. Carol Jones (3rd Grade)

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Mrs. Carol Jones (3rd Grade)

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I received my degree from McMurry University. I have been teaching for 20 years;17 of those years have been at BHE. This year, I am teaching the 3rd grade math and science for the DLE and SI classes.

Mrs. Luz Jimenez (2nd Grade)

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Mrs. Luz Jimenez (2nd Grade)

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La Maestra / The Teacher

Parents,

My name is Luz Jiménez, This is my 31st year of teaching and my seventh here at Burton Hill.

I have taught both elementary and High School.  I hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M.  Go Aggies!

On a personal note, I have been married for 28 years. Mario, my husband, and I have one Navy Seal (27) and a Ninth grade ballerina (14). We also have our sweet grandson, Romeo (6) and our furry mini-schnauzer Logan (2).

I am very excited about this learning journey with your child!

Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns.

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way
!"
Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places you will go)

 Sincerely,

 Luz Jiménez                                                

Mr. William Rodriguez (2nd grade)

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Mr. William Rodriguez (2nd grade)

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Parents, My name is William Rodriguez. This is my 23 year of teaching and my 4th year herE at Burton Hill. I have taught all grades from 1st to 5th. This year I am teaching 2nd grade.  About me, I have been married 2 years to Irmalinda. 

Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns.