Hackberry Howl

Vol. 1 No.15

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

~ Oren Arnold


Hackberry Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight of the Week Questionnaire


Kimberly Ann Northcutt


July 7, 1983 07/07/83


Dallas, Tx D-Town baby!

Current Hackberry position?

4th Grade Dual Language Teacher (English)

Where did you attend College and what is your degree(s)?

University of North Texas

BS in Kinesiology and Minor in Medical Biology

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

In Elementary (George W. Truett Elem): Mr. Yauger- He was my 6th grade Math-Algebra teacher. He challenged me to the limits even when I thought I wanted to give up-he didn't let me give up! He believed in me and actually told me : “You will be great one day Miss Northcutt, GREAT!”

In High School (Skyline Magnet High School): Mr. Huggins-He was my AP Biology teacher and he encouraged me to always do my very best-to never cheat myself or go the easy way out. He told me that I could be anything I put my mind to. He told me to not be afraid of failure- “ You can only fail yourself if you never try and learn from your mistakes” -He told me that students like myself “inspired” him to be a great teacher-I believed in him and he believed in me.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I was a personal trainer for 8 years- My dream was to become a Physical Therapist or a Female Athletic Trainer

I would have loved to have been a doctor!

Do you have children? 2

London (6,my Princess)

Aiden (2, my Prince)

Do you have pets?


Favorite Color?


Do you have a favorite Quote or Saying?

“When you have love, faith and humility anything can be accomplished-fear is your own doubt that you should never let overcome you!”

-Lourdes Northcutt-Ramirez (my mommy)

Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled?

Mexico City

Favorite food?

Fajitas with all the sides-MEAT!!!

Chips and all dips!!!

Hobbies or Activities/organizations you are active in?

I love to run and workout

I love to dance

I teach Wednesday's “Girls in Action” class at my church- the class is for girls of all ages. It inspired girls to take action in Missionaries and to learn and share the love of Christ with others. It helps build strong, humble young ladies- to remodels for other girls

Accomplishments or Honors you have achieved that you are proud of?

I am proud to be honored as teacher of the month- thank you Hackberry

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Lobo Howls

Callie gives a big HOWL to Ashley Measles for being a great addition to our team, her encouragement, and positive attitude!

Manny gives a howl to Ms. Northcutt for being an awesome partner and who always seek new and innovative ways to challenge the students.

Ms. Escamilla gives Big howl to the Second Grade team for always making each other smile.

Manny gives a HOWL out to the 4th Grade team for their friendship, and a great attitude in every situation;

Manny gives a Screaming howl to Carol, Vanessa, Kathleen, Karla, and Mrs. Robinson for their amazing work (and for making me laugh).

Jasleen gives A big HOWL to kinder team for including first grade in Christmas around the world. It is such an amazing learning experience for the kids. It is wonderful as we open doors to so many different countries. The kids are so excited. :)

Erin gives a huge howl to Olivia, Silvia, and Mr Swartz for all your help with choir on our tour!! Thanks so much!!

Erin gives Hoooooooowls to Kelsey for collecting money and permission forms while I was out sick on Monday. And to Lecrecia for helping get students settled/ counted before our tour. Both without being asked, just stepped in when You saw I needed you..Thanks so much!!

Ms. Moya gives a loud howl to Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, Ms. Jones, Mrs. Brodsky, Stoney, Tagrar, Mrs. Phan, Mrs. Granados, Ms. Brinlee and ACE for been part of our MINIONS LAND!!! It is fun to see the cute doors around.

Tom gives a Howl out to Mr. Castillo for receiving the new E3 award.

Tom gives a Howl out to the HBE staff for their support Monday night at the board meeting.

Tom gives a Howl out to 5th grade for the play presentations that are occurring today.

Tom gives a Howl out to Kinder and First for working together to create an opportunity for students to learn how different countries celebrate in December.

Tom gives a Howl out to Mrs. Wagner for a successful Christmas Caroling tour around the area yesterday. A howl out to Mrs. Cruz and Mrs. Brinlee for a super job supporting and going with the choir.

Darilyn gives a howl out to 5th grade for putting together fun and very entertaining skits! The costumes and props were amazing!

Mark your Calendar

Holiday Break

December 21st-January 4th

January 6th-Teacher Work day starts at 8:00am