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Dr. TM Bigley (Principal)
Dr. Bigley was born in Washington DC and grew up in Virginia. At nineteen, he moved to England for two years where he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1991, he made his way to Texas. Shorty after arriving to Texas, he met his beautiful bride to be Rhonda. A year later in 1993, they were married and soon started their wonderful family. He attended Brigham Young University where he received, with high honors, his Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He taught elementary and middle school in Utah for a few years before moving back to Texas where he taught 5th grade ELA. He returned to school and earned his Masters in School Leadership, with a perfect 4.0 GPA, from Texas Wesleyan University. He received his doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, again with a 4.0 GPA, from Walden University. His dissertation study, Elementary Instructional Best Practices for English as Secondary Language Teachers, was completed in 2016 and published in 2017. Dr. Bigley has been with Burton Hill Elementary School as an administrator since 2009. His educational philosophy begins with educators establishing and building relationships of trust with students and their students’ families. He believes that all students should have instruction based on high expectations, rigor that includes critic thinking, and meaningful content. Likewise, he believes that education should go beyond the acquisition of information and academic knowledge to include developing a strong moral character. One of Dr. Bigley’s favorite educational quotes is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “The function of education is to teach one another to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
Favorite children's book/author: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
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Hello, my name is Juanita White and I was born and raised in Abilene, TX. where I attended Abilene Christian University. While there, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
In 2000, I moved to Fort Worth where I currently reside with my two beautiful daughters, Alexus and Daijah. I started my teaching career at Richard J. Wilson Elementary School, where I engaged with students for 14 years. While there, I taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I was then appointed as the Assistant Principal at Versia L. Williams Elementary School in 2014 where I served the students and the school community diligently for seven years.
Today, I am grateful to serve as the Assistant Principal at Burton Hill Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. It is a blessing to not only have been given the opportunity to educate and inspire students in the classroom, as well as, supporting teaching and learning as a school administrator.