Administration & Leadership Team

  • Administrators

     

    Our Principal

    Amy Zbylut joined Dallas Independent School District in 2000.  She joined Kleberg Elementary School in 2015.  Her career began at Urban Park Elementary, where she taught 5th grade for several years before transferring to Central Elementary. Before joining Kleberg Elementary, Mrs. Zbylut was the Assistant Principal at Seagoville North Elementary. 

    Mrs. Zbylut graduated from Crandall High School in Crandall, Texas.  She received her undergraduate degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.  Mrs. Zbylut earned her master’s degree in Technology & Educational Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

    Mrs. Zbylut views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students.  She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Kleberg Elementary.  She is honored to be leading our mission to unite with all stakeholders to provide 21st Century learning opportunities through technology and high quality instruction to personalize the academic, social, emotional, physical, and ethical potential of all students.

    Amy Zbylut– Principal – azbylut@dallasisd.org

     
    Assistant Principal

    David Casco joined Dallas Independent School District in 2008. He joined Kleberg Elementary in 2014. His certification is EC-4 Bilingual and EC-12 Administration. He started his teaching career in early childhood and transitioned into teaching 5th grade science. 

    Mr. Casco graduated from South Garland High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He pursued his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Administration from Concordia University.

     
    David Casco - Assistant Principal - dcasco@dallasisd.org
     
     
    Assistant Principal

    After high school, Tonya Bonneville Krause served 7 years in the United States Navy before graduating with a BA in Literary Studies from the University of Texas. She went on to earn her MA in Educational Administration, as well as a MA in Counseling, at Texas A & M University. Additionally, Mrs. Krause is certified to teach all grade levels, PE, and ESL.

    Mrs. Krause joined Kleberg Elementary in 2015 as a Campus Instructional Coach. She began her career at Seagoville Alternative School in 1993, teaching 9-12th grade English. While at SAC, Mrs. Krause became a Boys Town Administrative Trainer, Boys Town Trainer of Trainers, was certified in Reconnecting Youth (Drug and Alcohol), Redirections (Gang, Drug, and Alcohol), and as a R.O.P.E.S. Trainer. She was also Teacher of the Year during her tenure. She then transferred to Central Elementary in Seagoville, where she worked as a teacher for many years before becoming the school’s counselor. While at Central, Mrs. Krause won Teacher of the Year, and a few years later as counselor, was voted Counselor of the Year for the entire Dallas district.

    As a 30 year resident of this community, Mrs. Krause states she is passionate about the possibilities of growing “our” city. Her goal is to assist Kleberg Elementary in becoming the very best school in the feeder pattern. She believes Kleberg is a school of learners; and not just student learners, rather one where everyone is a learner, including her. As the philosopher Martin Heidegger said, “in true education, it is always the teacher who learns the most.” Her desire is to help her school become a model environment in which all flourish and enhance society by continuing to learn, and continuing to expect the best. She believes that in most instances people are willing to do what they are asked if they are empowered to do it, and that we should enjoy being educators, deriving personal satisfaction from work. Otherwise, she says, how can we learn or teach anything?

     
    Tonya Krause- tkrause@dallasisd.org 

  • Instructional Support

    Math & Science Campus Instructional Coach

    Josie Dennis joined Dallas Independent School District in 1996. Her career began at Central Elementary where she taught 4th grade self – contained and later transitioned to 5th grade Math and Science. In 2014, Mrs. Dennis left Central Elementary to work as a Math/Science Campus Instructional Coach at Seagoville North Elementary.  In 2015, Mrs. Dennis made a lateral transfer from SNE to Kleberg Elementary School.

    Mrs. Dennis graduated from South Natchez Adams High School in Natchez, Mississippi and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana.  She has taken graduate courses at Texas Women’s University and plans to resume her studies in the future.  She is also a U.S. Army Veteran. 

    Mrs. Dennis is passionate about educating our future generation and wants Kleberg Elementary to be one of the top schools in the state.  She has a heart for our youth and takes pride in building meaningful, educational relationships with students.

    Josie Dennis– ReDennis@dallasisd.org

     

    Reading, Writing, & Social Studies Campus Instructional Coach

    Vanessa Usrey graduated in Fall of 2013 with a BA in Science-Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Later, she went on to earn her MA in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction at University of Texas at Arlington. Her certifications are Generalist (EC-6), ESL (EC-12), Reading Specialist (EC-12), and Master Reader.

    Ms. Usrey joined Dallas Independent School District in Spring of 2013. Kleberg Elementary has been her only school since her educational career started in 2013. She began teaching 5th grade for two years and was the Gifted and Talented teacher for three years.  She is currently our Reading, Writing, & Social Studies Instructional Coach.

    Ms. Usrey is passionate about effective teaching strategies and committed to every student’s education by maintaining a current knowledge in the field. She hopes to motive and inspire our students to be life-long learners. As Dr. Seuss once said, “The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”

    Vanessa Usrey- vusrey@dallasisd.org


  • Counselor

    Andrea Armstrong joined Dallas Independent School District in 2000. She was a part of the Alternative Certification program in English as a Second Language. She joined Kleberg Elementary in 2016. Her career began at Julian T. Saldivar Elementary where she taught 3rd and 5th grade. In 2005, Mrs. Armstrong left the district to work for Mesquite ISD before returning back to Dallas ISD. She taught lower elementary for several years and was the counselor at Peeler Elementary 2014-2016.

    Mrs. Armstrong graduated from Athens High School and received her Bachelor of Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She pursued her Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M Commerce.

    Mrs. Armstrong believes working with parents, teachers and stakeholders in educatioing all students.  She is honored to be leading the mission of counseling by meeting all students social/emotional needs. She wants all Kleberg students to be 21st century college graduates and leaders in society.

    Andrea Armstrong –AArmstrong@dallasisd.org

     

    Counselor

    Krystal Robertson joined Dallas Independent School District in 1999. Her career began at John Ireland Elementary where she taught 2nd grade and received recognition.  She has also taught 2nd grade at Amelia Earhart Learning Center and served as a grade level chairperson.  She was bestowed the honor of Teacher of the Year at Amelia Earhart Learning Center. For the last nine years, she has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade at Sidney Lanier Vanguard for the Expressive Arts.  It is there where she was a Team Leader and an AVID Site Team Member.

    Ms. Robertson is a native of New Orleans, La.  She graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. with a Bachelor of General Studies.  She received a Masters of Arts degree in School Counseling from Amberton University.

    Ms. Robertson’s desire to become a school counselor stems from wanting to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally.  She believes that all students can learn and succeed with proper guidance,

    She is privileged to be a part of Kleberg Elementary and working with teachers, parents, and students as a community to enhance the learning environment.  She looks forward to helping students become college and career ready.

    Krystal Robertson- krrobertson@dallasisd.org