5th Grade Team
I was born and raised in Fort Worth. I attended Tanglewood Elementary, McLean Middle School, and Paschal High School. I graduated from the University of North Texas. This is my 18th year at South Hi Mount. I have taught kindergarten through 5th grade during my years at SHM. My husband and I have been married 27 years and have 3 children: John (24), Emma (19), and Owen (13). We also have 3 dogs: Winston (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 8), Barnaby (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 7) and Gabe (Goldendoodle, 2). I am also a foster for Cavalier Rescue USA.
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 19th 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.