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Sarah McKenzie- Diagnostician

sarah.mckenzie@fwisd.org

 

I have been with Jo Kelly as a Diagnostician for 9 years. I've served in various administration positions since 1977 both is Texas and Nevada. 

"I enjoy working with excellent staff at Jo Kelly School!" 

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Rachel Case - Counselor

rachel.case@fwisd.org

Website: https://sites.google.com/teachers.fwisd.org/counselorcase/home

Rachel is a certified school counselor coming from Mary Louise Phillips Elementary.  She has worked for Fort Worth ISD with ML Phillips for twenty-one years.  She earned her BSE in Education from Baylor University in 1999, her first M.Ed., Master in Education from Texas Wesleyan University in 2004, and a second MSSC, Master in School Counseling in 2008. 

Rachel lives with her husband, two kids, two dogs and her hedgehog.  She loves spending time with her family either exploring new places or just relaxing at home.  She enjoys reading, snuggling with her dogs, and playing with her hedgehog. 
 
"Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier." -Mother Teresa 

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Amelia Blanchette - Art Teacher

amelia.blanchette@fwisd.org

Amelia Blanchette grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University in 2001 and a Master of Art Education degree from Texas Tech University in 2005. She began her teaching career in Levelland, Texas and taught for two years before moving to the Ft. Worth area.

 In 2005, she started working for Ft. Worth ISD.  This year Amelia will be teaching art to the amazing students at Jo Kelly.

She lives in the Burleson area with her horse, Buzz, and three dogs (Jack, Pearl, and Wee).  Amelia enjoys horseback riding, cooking, painting, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.  

"I'm thrilled to say this is my 17th year teaching Art."

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Martha Johnson - Homebound Teacher

martha.johnson@fwisd.org

Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

Martha has been with FWISD for 15 years. She has been a teacher at Jo Kelly since 2010.  Previously she worked as a business manager in Cooperate America for 16 years. From there, she joined the school district.

"I love working with people who have multiple disabilities, having a 35-year-old son with special needs keeps this population close to my heart. I feel that I have been given a special gift from God to work with my students at Jo Kelly School."

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Kalee Iles Adaptive P.E. Teacher

kalee.litke@fwisd.org

Kalee grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Midwestern State University. She is working on her Masters of Kinesiology in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Women’s University.

She began her career with Fort Worth ISD in 2017 as a Program Assistant. From 2018-2022 she was a Self-Contained Elementary Teacher in Fort Worth ISD.

The 2022-2023 school year is her first year as an Adapted PE Teacher and she is so excited to be here at Jo Kelly School! She currently resides in Brock, Texas with her husband Hunter and our many animals!

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Emely Juarez -Floating Teacher Assistant

emely.Juarez@fwisd.org

Emely comes to Jo Kelly School from FWISD! She graduated from Trimble Technical high school and that is when her passion in education started. 

She has been working with kids for 4 years now and she is looking forward to getting her Associates in Early Education. Emely wants to continue her education through the masters level 

"The only way to predict the future is to create it."

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Shannon Tellef - Campus Support

Shannon.Tellef@fwisd.org

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Mary Ivey- Vision Teacher

mary.ivey@fwisd.org

Mary joined the Jo Kelly team in 2015. Mary is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments. She is certified to provide individualized instructional services for students with visual impairments. Mary serves a variety of schools around the district. Prior to working in Fort Worth ISD she was a CTVI for JCSSA and Everman ISD for 3 years. Mary has been a special education for 19 years. Before she entered education, she worked as a Respiratory Therapist.

"I enjoy working with all the staff and students at Jo Kelly. It is a joy to work with such a dedicated team."

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Kristin King - Vision Teacher

kristen.king@fwisd.org

Kristen joined the Jo Kelly team in 2021-2022. She has a Master's in Special Education from Texas Tech and a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments. Kristen received her Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies  from LeTourneau University and Certified Teacher grades 4th-8.
 
Kristen serves a variety of schools within the district. This is her 22nd year in education and has worked  in FWISD  for 10 years, Birdville ISD (8 years) and Alvarado ISD (4 years).
 
Before teaching, Kristen served in the Marine Corps from 1988-1994. 
 
 "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Hellen Keller 
 
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

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Tammy Baca - Transition Specialist

Tammy.Baca@fwisd.org

 

Tammy is Jo Kelly's Transition Specialist. She performs a variety of duties in providing appropriate services to special education students preparing for life after graduation.This is Tammy's 26th year as an educator working with students in Special Education and their families.  She lives in Fort Worth with her dog Benny, and a cat named Bella.  She is a member of the IDD Counsel and various other community organizations.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, entertainng and cooking.

 "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

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Audra Bishop - Orientation Mobility Specialist

Audra.Bishop@fwisd.org

I have been a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist for 6 years, and a Special Education Teacher for 14 years.  I enjoy working with children and families to support them and help their children achieve all their goals.

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  - Mark Twain

 

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Linda Jones- Deaf Education Teacher

Linda.jones2@fwisd.org

 

 

 

 
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