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 Sarah McKenzie- Diagnostician

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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!"

 

 Andy Gentry - Counselor

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Andy Gentry - Counselor

andy.gentry@fwisd.org

Andy joined the Jo Kelly Staff in 2010. Prior to counselling and teaching at Jo Kelly, Andy worked as a counselor teacher in districts outside of the Fort Worth ISD as a Life Skills teacher, BIC Teacher, and as a Program Director at a DAEP. Prior to counseling and teaching schools, Andy worked in drug, alcohol, adult and adolescent psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers for IDD and emotionally disturbed adolescents. Subsequent to reading the poem, "This is for the Kids Who Are Different." Andy had a sense of calling to work with students.

"I try very hard to never take from any student of staff at Jo Kelly, but what they give me every day humbles me in such a way that I am indebted to them with an endowment that I can never repay."

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 Tammy Baca - Transition Specialist

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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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 Brenda Reynolds - Librarian

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Brenda Reynolds - Librarian

brenda.reynolds@fwisd.org

Brenda is a multi-campus librarian with Jo Kelly being one of three she serves. Before this assignment she spent four years as the Librarian at Edward J. Briscoe. She also worked with Como Montessori and Middle Level Learning Center with FWISD.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss

 Harriette Weissenborn - Specials Teacher

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Harriette Weissenborn - Specials Teacher

harriette.weissenborn@fwisd.org

Harriette has been a special education teacher with FWISD for 34 years. Most of her teaching career has been spent teaching at Jo Kelly, except for a 10 year period when she taught PPCD at a primary campus.

Harriette is Jo Kelly's Specials Teacher. Specials is an enrichment session that is added to the individualized instruction received in the homeroom classes.

"I have learned so much from each of the students….much more than I could ever teach them! God has blessed me to be able to work with such an amazing population of students!"

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 Carmen Franco-Adapted PE Teacher

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Carmen Franco-Adapted PE Teacher

 carmen.franco@fwisd.org  

Carmen received her B.S. in Kinesiology from UNT and an M.S. in Kinesiology with a focus in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Woman’s University.  She began in FWISD after graduation and is now in her 9th year of teaching Adapted PE in FWISD.  This year Carmen was assigned to be the PE teacher at Jo Kelly.

"I am thrilled to be part of this team!  My goal is to integrate Assistive Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and the endless innovation shared by teachers/staff to provide Jo Kelly students a unique Physical Education experience."

 Mary Ivey- CTVI

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Mary Ivey- CTVI

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."

  Karen Burns, M.S.-CTVI

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Karen Burns, M.S.-CTVI

Karen.Burns@fwisd.org

Karen is certified to provide individualized instructional services for students with visual impairments. She joined the Jo Kelly team in 2015 and serves as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments in a variety of schools around Fort Worth ISD. Prior to this she taught in a self-contained classroom; this is her eighth year in education. Before entering education she worked with children in the foster care system.

"I am honored to serve at Jo Kelly. I love the joy that surrounds the students and staff."

 

 Audra Bishop - Orientation Mobility Specialist

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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

 

 Jennifer Leeper - Deaf Education Teacher

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Jennifer Leeper - Deaf Education Teacher

Jennifer.Leeper@fwisd.org

 

 

Last Modified on June 26, 2020