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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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Brenda Reynolds - Librarian

brenda.reynolds@fwisd.org

Jo Kelly School Library

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

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Eileen Baze - Floating Teacher Assistant/Web Manager/ Teacher Assistant of the Year 2021-2022

eileen.baze@fwisd.org

Jo Kelly School Website


Eileen is a teacher assistant at Jo Kelly School. The 2020-2021 school year will begin her 23rd year of serving Jo Kelly. She worked primarily with the elementary students for the first 18 years. For the next four years she was the floating assistant and/or assigned as needed.  Eileen is Jo Kelly School's Web Manager and has been for the last 3 years. "I believe the webpage is a great tool to illustrate to families and our community the unique educational program of Jo Kelly School." 

In her spare time Eileen is a cyclist who loves gardening.

 "By Perseverance the Snail Reached the Ark!"

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Bonnie Cruz-Adapted PE Teacher

 

Bonnie.cruz@fwisd.org

Bonnie is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator and loving every moment of it. This is her third-year teaching Adapted Physical Education in Fort Worth ISD. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a BS and a MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education.  

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her family and cooking. 

“You have to be odd to be number one.” Dr. Seuss 

 

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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 July 26, 2021