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Ms. Allison Yates

Degrees:
B.A. in Family and Human Services - Loyola University Chicago,
M.S. in Education - Southern Methodist University

Certifications: 4-8 Generalist

Throughout my eight years in Dallas ISD, I have developed a deep dedication and commitment to my students and their growth as well-rounded individuals. I am passionate about making each day a unique, engaging, and productive activity that will benefit students for years to come. I look forward to offering opportunities that will foster a lifetime love of learning, questioning, and success.

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Mr. Eliseo Manzo

Degrees:
B.A. in English Literature - UC Santa Barbara
M.S. in Education - Johns Hopkins University 

Certifications: EC-6 Core Subjects, SPED EC-12, Bilingual Education: Spanish, ESL 

In my five years of teaching students in Dallas ISD classrooms from grades 2 through 7, I have developed my professional capacity to recognize my students for who they are and leverage these authentic relationships into sustained personal and academic growth. My favorite moments in the classroom have begun when students seek out my advice for a question weighing on their minds. I pride myself on guiding them to reach the heart of what they are searching for: Knowledge, Skills, and Connection. No matter their question, I hope to lead them toward reaching valuable insight into what they’re looking for in the world and how they might attain it. Outside my classroom, you might find me charmed on a hike through the Texas wilderness or around a sizzling grill. 

 

HONORS SCIENCE 7 / PHYSICS 8

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Mr. James Houston

Degrees: B.S. Neuroscience UT Dallas

Certifications: Science 7-12

I began teaching the MCAT to students preparing to go to medical school just before the pandemic. I discovered that I really enjoyed setting high expectations for my students and holding them to that standard. If one puts in the work, the learning will flow. This philosophy informs how I run my classroom - making sure students reference their notes for practice problems and never just give them an answer. The process is more valuable to me than the end game. As long as a student is willing to put in the time and effort, this will transform them as a person, and I enjoy seeing these transformations in my students. 
 

HONORS READING LANGUAGE ARTS 8

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Mr. Paul Gongora

HONORS US HISTORY 8

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Mr. Brian Davis

Degrees: B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - UNT

Certifications: Social Studies 4-8, Generalist 4-8, ESL 

In my nine years of teaching social studies, I have taken pride in maintaining a progressive teaching philosophy. I always try to put the needs of my students first; it is important for me to build authentic relationships while working hard to provide my students with the best instructional resources I can find. My career has been split between Irving and Dallas ISD, and in 2022, I was voted Teacher of the Year at Sam Houston Middle School. I am very proud of my accomplishments as an educator, husband, and father of two young children. When I am not working, you will likely find me trying to find time to work in my yard or inside with a guitar in my hands. 

ALGEBRA I Honors

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Dr. Derrick Howell