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Casie Billmire (RISE)

Ms. Billmire is excited to be back at BHE for her 5th of year as a Special Education teacher. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood/Special Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She is also working on her Masters of Education in Reading through the University of Texas in Tyler. Ms. Billmire enjoys her job because she knows that helping a child learn academics or how to be a good human being is making an impact on their futures. When Ms. Billmire is not working or doing school work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her puppy, Rosie. Some of her favorite things to do are watching movies, crafting and being outside.

Favorite children's book: Thundercake by Patricia Polacco

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Lizeth Garza

Mrs. Garza is a mom of three, Evan (14) and twin girls Sofia and Emma (11). She has been married for 17 years to her high school sweetheart, David Garza. Mrs. Garza graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Go Longhorns!! She enjoys traveling to new places with her family and enjoys cuddling to a good movie or series.

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Christina Ray (RISE)

 Mrs. Ray  is a lifelong resident of Fort Worth.  She attended Fort Worth Country Day School and is a graduate of Arlington Heights High School. She received her undergraduate degrees from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Degree from Concordia University.  Mrs. Ray  been teaching at Burton Hill for seventeen years.  This is her second year teaching RISE, but has also taught LINC, PPCD/PreK Inclusion, 1st -5th grade Inclusion, general education Kindergarten and First grade.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, watching football and participating in outdoor activities. 

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Valerie Mitchell (ESCE)

Mrs. Mitchell is one of the Special Education Teachers at Burton Hill. This will be her 19th year as an Early Childhood Special Educator at our school. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Mitchell enjoys teaching and learning with her students; watching their successes grow. She is a mother of 3 and has two grown daughters. Mrs. Mitchell also loves reading and catching up on some of her favorite old movies.

Favorite children's book: The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

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Macy Foster

Ms. Foster is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Burton Hill Elementary. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders in 2018 from West Texas A&M University. Ms. Foster graduated with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Abilene Christian University-Dallas in 2020. Outside of speech therapy, she enjoys spending times with family and friends. Ms. Foster is excited to be at Burton Hill Elementary this year.

Favorite children's book: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

 

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Kerri Berard

Kerri Berard is a Speech Language Pathologist at Burton Hill Elementary and Boulevard Heights and Transition Center. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Kansas State University for Communication Sciences and Disorders in ’16 and ’18, respectively. Kerri takes a special interest in treating stuttering and Autism and serves as a co-leader for the National Stuttering Association Fort Worth Family Chapter. Outside of speech therapy, Kerri enjoys growing houseplants, hiking, and cooking new recipes with her husband.

Favorite children's book: Tuesday by David Wiesner