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Ms. Lerma - Office Manager

Maria Lerma started working for DISD in December of 2012. Before coming to Walnut Hill Elementary, she worked as a clerk at W.T. White High School. She worked as an attendance clerk for 4 years, and then 2 years as the collegiate clerk. Maria is also a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, and afterwards attended Brookhaven Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree in Science.

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Ms. Garcia - CRC

Irene Garcia is a Dallas ISD Graduate, where she attended Lakewood Elementary School, W.H Gaston Middle School, and North Dallas High School class of 1986.  Soon after graduating, Irene attended several Child Development Classes at Eastfield College. From 1987-1994 she worked as a Preschool Teacher at a Learning Center. In 1995, she began working for Dallas ISD at Walnut Hill Elementary School. She was assigned to work with resource and bilingual students. Irene spent the last 13 years working with Dyslexia students. She is currently in her 24th year at Walnut Hill. Irene was a part of the National Blue Ribbon School 1997-1998. In 2001, she was Certified as a Paraprofessional at the Paraprofessional Institute No Child Left Behind. Irene was one of the finalists for Dallas ISD Teacher Assistant of the year 2005-2006. For 17 years she was the Career Day Coordinator, inviting Family and Community members to help our students be College and Career Ready. Irene is currently Walnut Hill's new CRC and the Safety Coordinator, "Where safety is our schools top priority!"

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Ms. Maldonado

Gabriela Maldonado earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman’s University in 2016. She is a proud product of Dallas ISD. The outstanding teachers and mentors that she has had inspired her to be the compassionate person she is. She completed her student teaching here at Walnut Hill Elementary and learned a lot from the great Distinguished Teacher mentors here at the campus.  She is very excited to be part of the Walnut Hill team this year. She is married to Cristian and has a daughter and a son whom she loves very much. She enjoys teaching and will continue to learn about education from her experiences. She loves to travel with her family.