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Mr. Gustavo Perez

Physics Dual Language Teacher

Hello everyone! My name is Gustavo Pérez and I am originally from Guanajuato, Mexico; raised in Dallas, Texas. I earned my undergraduate
degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and my Master's degree from UNT Dallas in Educational Leadership.

I have served my community for the past 12 years teaching 5th grade reading language arts, science, and TAG, as well as coaching in the
same areas. I am truly passionate about STEM education and bilingual education, as well as growing others. My hobbies include playing
and watching sports, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

"The most important
thing is to try and
inspire people so that
they can be great at
whatever they want to
be."
- Kobe Bryant

 

¡Hola a todos! Mi nombre es Gustavo Pérez y soy originario de Guanajuato, México; criado en Dallas, Texas. Obtuve mi licenciatura en
Justicia Criminal de la Universidad del Norte de Texas y mi maestría de UNT Dallas enLiderazgo Educativo. He servido a mi comunidad durante los últimos 12 años
enseñando lectura, artes del lenguaje, ciencias y TAG de quinto grado, así como asesorando en las mismas áreas. Realmente me apasiona
la educación STEM y la educación bilingüe, así como el crecimiento de otros. Mis pasatiempos incluyen jugar y ver deportes, viajar y pasar
tiempo con mi familia y amigos.

"El más importante
La cosa es intentarlo y
inspirar a la gente para que
pueden ser geniales en
lo que quieran
ser."
- Kobe Bryant

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Mrs. Cristina Mendez-Flores

Bilingual Spanish Teacher

I was born in Dallas and raised in Pleasant Grove. I attended Dallas ISD schools and graduated from Skyline High School. My parents are from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and they instilled in me the love for their mother language and culture. I grew up speaking Spanish and continued learning about it throughout high school and college. I am a first generation college student who attended Texas A&M University at Commerce, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and minored in Interdisciplinary Studies. I obtained my teaching certification from Mountain View College and I am certified in Bilingual Education. 

My goal is to instruct your students in an academic language that can assist them with career advancement. This will be made possible with hard work, determination, and dedication from both your student and I. We will cover a wide variety of topics, ideas, and many concepts that may be new and beneficial. This year will be a challenge. As a class, we will work together to ensure success and academic growth.

 

 

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Ms. Diana Melendez

7th Grade Dual Language Reading/Language Arts

Mrs. Melendez – I was born and raised in Dallas.  I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and Spanish.  I also have a Masters in Business from Dallas Baptist University. I have 15 years teaching experience in middle school. My family is from Chihuahua, Mexico.  Over the course of my experience, I have taught 7th and 6th grade Reading Language Arts. I truly enjoy teaching this subject and helping students develop into life-long learners. I hope to pursue my Masters in Education in the future.  

 

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Ms. Brianna Pemble

My name is Brianna Pemble, and I am honored to be your 7th Grade Honors Texas History and 8th Grade Honors US History teacher. I was born and raised in northern Wisconsin, with a few years spent in southern Florida. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received my B.A. in Communication Arts - Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies, along with certificates in Digital Media Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, and African American Studies. I then moved to Dallas in 2018 and worked in marketing and advertising before attending Southern Methodist University and receiving my Master of Education with a focus on gifted education. It was during my time at SMU that I was assigned to STAG in PG and quickly fell in love. I am so thankful to be returning for my third year in the classroom! When I am not at school, I am usually at home in downtown Dallas with my partner, Jordon, and my two rescue cats: Malcolm and Estrella. I enjoy good food, being outside, traveling, and spending time with my family.

 

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Ms. Bridgette Worley

7th Grade Pre-AP Math/8th Grade Algebra 1

I was raised on a farm in McKinney, TX. I received my Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies through Midwestern State University. I have been a teacher for 7 years now, where I have gotten to help build the AVID program at my former school, mentor teachers, and be an active part of the leadership team. I helped pilot and launch the Young Women’s Academy at Balch Springs. I have taught both at the elementary and middle school levels, but middle school is definitely my favorite! During my free time I love baking, cooking, and spending time with my family and pets!