3rd Grade
Mrs. Garza

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Mrs. Garza

3rd Grade Dual Language Teacher

I am Mrs. Garza.  I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education and Masters of Reading from Texas Wesleyan University.  I have been teaching at Manuel Jara Elementary since the spring semester of 1997.  I love teaching students who are enthusiastic about learning and enjoy seeing my students’ progress from the beginning of the school year up until the end of the year, since I am able see how much they have learned. In my spare time, I love spending quality time with my family.

 

My Favorite:

Color: Red 

Book: Anything interesting novel or cookbook

Travel Spot: Europe

Sport: Basketball

Candy: Snickers, Almond Joy or Recess

Food: Lasagna, Enchiladas, Chiles Rellenos, Cocktail Shrimp

Miss Karnes

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Miss Karnes

3rd Grade Regular Program Teacher

Hello, my name is Austen Karnes. I am very excited to be part of the Manuel Jara family! I attended Fort Worth ISD and graduated from Southwest High School, and then I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I taught for five years in Oklahoma City, and now I am really excited to be back in my hometown. I love to spend time with my family, read books, and exercise. I am excited to be teaching third grade this year! Throughout my career as an educator, I have witnessed that students want to learn as much as I want to teach. The number one thing I love about teaching is seeing the growth in my students. I experience great joy each and every time my students succeed in learning a new skill and gain confidence in their abilities.

My Favorites:

Color: Pink

Disney Movies: Hercules and Mulan

Travel Spot: St. Lucia

Sport: Cheerleading and Dancing

Ice-Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough

Food: Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa, Queso

Pet: Cats

Drinks: Coffee and Diet Coke

Mrs. Low

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Mrs. Low

3rd Grade Regular Program Teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs. Mia Low. I am very excited to be part of the Manuel Jara family. I have a husband and one son – Jason. I have previously taught at Lake Worth, which is a very small district. I am thrilled to be part of the Fort Worth ISD district which is large and progressive. I believe that all children are unique and distinctive. My desire is to create a safe, respectful environment where they can reach their full potential. Providing opportunities for discussion, sharing, and authentic learning help a child to reach higher levels of thinking.

My Favorites:

Colors – Green and Purple

Books – Mysteries

Candy – Chocolate

Drinks – Coffee and Coke

Food - Mexican

Miss Rodriguez

Phone: (817) 814-4500

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Miss Rodriguez

3rd Grade Dual Language Teacher

Hello, my name is Esmeralda Rodriguez. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. I'm have been part of Manuel Jara Elementary School since 2017 and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I want to have an impact on every child in my classroom. I know every child is capable of succeeding and I will work hard to help them accomplish their goals. 

My favorites:

Color: Blue

Book: Any

Travel Spot: Anywhere

Sport: Soccer

Candy: Hershey or Snickers

Food: Mexican Food