4th Grade Team
Kristi Jones was born and raised in Fort Worth. She graduated from the University of Colorado. She started her career at South Hi Mount twenty-one years ago and loves coming back every year. She's taught 2nd-4th grade and loves seeing the kids growth every year. In her spare time she loves to travel around the world and see new sites.
Mrs. Eva Ribota obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and her master’s degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has been teaching at South Hi Mount for 10 years and has taught 2nd through 5th grade. She was previously a Health Educator then an Early Childhood Specialist for the City of Fort Worth. Prior to that she was a program coordinator at North Dallas High School for four years. Mrs. Ribota enjoys going to the gym by participating in yoga, zumba, hip hop and kickboxing classes.
Hello! I am Yahaira Aguilera. I am a Tarleton State University alumni. I worked as a bilingual teacher assistant for Fort Worth Independent School District and are now working as a dual language teacher in the same district. After completing my first year of teaching, I have reassured my vision about becoming a teacher. I am the youngest of 15 siblings; I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, photography and learning.
I will share with you one of my favorite quote of all time:
“Every child has an innate desire to learn.”
Mrs. Banis is from San Antonio and attended St. Edward's University in Austin. She taught one year in Austin before moving to Fort Worth. This will be her 21st year in teaching. This veteran teacher has taught 2nd-5th grade and loves each grade level. She resides just outside of Fort Worth with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family hiking, going to movies, reading, and learning how to be a better teacher.