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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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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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Amelia Howard-Ramirez - Floating Teacher Assistant

amelia.howard@fwisd.org

Amelia Howard-Ramirez started working at Jo Kelly in 2022 and has been with FWISD since October 2021. She is married and has 5 children. Sadly, one of Amelia’s daughters passed away. She has two dogs that act like kids also.

Amelia received her Associates Degree in Business, and is presently finishing up her Bachelor's.

She loves hiking, biking, reading, camping, family time, and most of all GOD.

“I'm excited that I'm working at Jo Kelly because the kids are amazing and I love them so much and thank you for having me.”  

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Archie Wooley -Adapted PE Teacher

 

Archie.Wooley@fwisd.org

Archie Wooley grew up in Azle, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (PE) from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN in 1997.  Archie also has Masters degree in Low to Moderate Disabilities from Texas A&M University in 2005 as well as a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological University in 2010. He began his teaching career here in Fort Worth, Texas; teaching PE at Luella Merret Elementary.

He was moved to Jo Kelly this year to accommodate the resignation of the awesome Bonnie.  He has taught Adapted Physical Education for 12 years in various schools in Fort Worth.

Archie is the Army Reserves and has been serving God and country for 30 years in various capacities from private, executive officer, platoon leader, staff officer, company commander to presently being a Chaplain in San Antonio.

Archie resides in Fort Worth (White Settlement area), with his in-laws and wife.  He has three kids – Caleb (23) still trying to figure his life plans, Kaloni (22) married and works as a Vet tech at Banfield, and MaKayla (18) is currently attending Tarleton University.

“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Isaiah 40:31”

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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."

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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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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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Linda Jones- Deaf Education Teacher

Linda.jones2@fwisd.org

 

 

 

 
Last Modified on March 20, 2022