Allison Stephens

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Allison Stephens

Ms. Stephens is the counselor at Burton Hill Elementary. This is her 21st year in education and her 2nd (full) year in counseling. She taught Pre-K and Kindergarten at Briscoe Elementary for 12 years and 2nd- 4th grades at Burton Hill Elementary for 7 years. She wanted to pursue a different avenue of working with children so she went back to school to become a counselor. Ms. Stephens is so excited to continue this new journey of counseling is looking forward to helping each student reach their academic, social, and emotional growth. She believes in the power of relationships and fostering a nurturing environment in which all students are able to grow in and learn.

Ms. Stephens graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Lamar University. She lives with her youngest daughter, Ryleigh (15), their 2 dogs (Hazel and Moana) and their cat (Monie). Her oldest daughter, Amilya (18), moved in to her own apartment in Fort Worth after graduating high school last year and works and attends TCC. Ms. Stephens and her girls love to travel, go to TCU volleyball and football games, watch movies, read, listen to music, and just spend time together.

If you would like to learn more about her counseling program please visit her website at https://astephens19.wixsite.com/schoolcounseling.

Favorite children's book: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

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 Angela Desalvo

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Angela Desalvo

Angela DeSalvo is excited to begin her second year as Burton Hill’s Data Analyst. She has been a part of the FWISD community since 2000, having served as a teacher, reading specialist, and new teacher induction specialist. She is a proud graduate of Salisbury State University in Maryland. Go gulls! Angela’s husband, Steven, is a teacher in FWISD, and they have a seven year old son, Dean, who is in the second grade. Angela and her family love traveling and camping.

Favorite children's books: Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

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 Carey Diner (Nurse)

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Carey Diner (Nurse)

Carey Diner BSN, RN has been the School nurse here at BHE for 4 years and loves the staff, families and students. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Arlington and her Associates of Science from Santa Rosa Junior College. Mrs. Diner’s favorite part of being a school nurse is helping the students, staff and their families stay healthy and happy. She also really loves reading and creating artwork for the school! Mrs. Diner and her husband recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, they have two daughters in 7th and 8th grade. She and her family love the outdoors and camps and hikes on a regular basis. She said “she will treat your child like her own.”

Favorite children's book: Little House on the Prairies Series

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 Courtney Butler

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Courtney Butler

Ms. Butler is excited to join the BHE family as the librarian. She has been an educator in FWISD for 18 years and was previously named the Target Teaching Chair in Library and Information Sciences for FWISD. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University and her Master of Science from the University of North Texas. Ms. Butler's favorite part of being a librarian is that she is able to work with all of the students in the school, their families, and the staff. She also really loves reading and sharing great books! Ms. Butler and her husband have twins in 8th grade and a daughter in 1st grade that keep busy with Scouts, basketball, cheer, tumbling, band, and more. Needless to say, Ms. Butler spends a lot of time outside of school listening to audiobooks as she drives her children from one activity to the next. 

 

Favorite children's book: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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 Kendra Frank

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Kendra Frank

 Merci Smith

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Merci Smith

 Annalisa Istre

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Annalisa Istre

This is Mrs. Istre's fourteenth year with FWISD. She taught first and second grades, before joining the dyslexia department in 2016. Mrs. Istre graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2003 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a focus in Child Development and Social Sciences. She and her husband, John enjoy traveling and finding new places to visit. Anywhere in the mountains is their top destination choice. She loves working with kids, staying active, cooking, and playing with her two dogs, Eddy and Lincoln. As a former FWISD student, Mrs. Istre is so happy to be able to work with children and help them grow in the district that she grew up in.

Favorite children's book author: Marc Brown

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 Leslie Mendoza (Dyslexia Teacher)

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Leslie Mendoza (Dyslexia Teacher)

Mrs. Mendoza has her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Reading. This is her fourth year as a Dyslexia Interventionist at Burton Hill Elementary School, and her fifteenth year with FWISD. She loves reading, inspiring children to read, genealogy and spending time with family.

Favorite children's author and illustrator is Patricia Polacco

 

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 Lizeth Garza (Reading Specialist)

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Lizeth Garza (Reading Specialist)

Mrs. Marianna Shapter (Reading Specialist)

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Mrs. Marianna Shapter (Reading Specialist)