Dealey Dragon Update

July 23, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear excellent Dealey Families,

What a different July I am having this year planning for everyone to be back together here on campus. I am so excited! I have some useful information and updates that I wanted to share with you. Please continue to enjoy your summer, and I look forward to seeing you on August 12 at Meet the Teacher.

Dragons breathe fire!

Much love,

Ms. Wing

Staffing Updates

New Staff Biographies

Primary (Austin’s former class)


Shazia Bendeali


B. S. Early Childhood Education University of Texas at Arlington

Masters in Business Administration - SMU


Generalist: EC-4

Texas Master Composter

Association Montessori Internationale Diploma-Principles and Practice of the Montessori Method Primary (children from 3 to 6 years)


Lumin Lindsley Park Community School

Castle Montessori Schools

Guidepost Montessori at Eldorado

Lower Elementary (Latchem’s former class)


Ayanna Akinyemi


Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ - graduated with BS in Biochemistry and minor in Early Childhood Education


Age of Montessori October 2020 ● MACTE Elementary I and II Montessori Teaching Certificate ○ Certified to teach lower and upper elementary, ages 6-12


Lower Elementary Teacher, Libertas Montessori, Memphis, TN

5th grade Teacher, Promise Academy, Memphis, TN (Teach for America)

Lower Elementary (Chandler’s former class)


Andrea Marino


Master of Education Administration, University of North Texas

Master of Elementary Education, University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education; George Washington University


Principal’s Certification; State of Texas, State of Michigan Elementary Education Certification; State of Texas ESL Certification; State of Texas Early Childhood Education Certification; State of Texas


Literacy Lead Coach Dallas ISD

Kindergarten Educator Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD

Gifted and Talented and Remedial Coordinator for Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC), Abu Dhabi UAE: Developed and implemented the first Talented and Gifted Program at Al Mahabba

KG 1 American Academy Al Mizhar, Dubai

Elementary Educator in DISD 10+ years (Kinder- 3rd)

Upper Elementary (Gilbert’s former class)


Jasmine Stubbs


University of Nevada, Las Vegas Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Louisiana State University Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities


Educator Certificate Core Subjects EC-6 and 4-8

International Baccalaureate Trained


Coach/Facilitator • Teach For America • Las Vegas

3 rd Grade Teacher • Clark County School District • Las Vegas, NV

Theater Director


Wendy Powell


BFA in Theater from Texas Christian University


EC-12 Theater


Marsh Middle School, Theater Director


MS Computer Science and Technology


Andrew Hoskins


Willamette University: B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science


Computer Science 8-12


Instructional Assistant Inza Wood Middle School

Camp Management Camp Pioneer, Boy Scouts of America

Field Instructor NW Regional Education Service District

Teaching Assistant University of Rochester CS Department

Updates and Information

Online Registration

This must be completed every year. Please visit this site for assistance or call the office between 8-4 Monday through Friday.

MS Schedules

The schedules that you see in Powerschool have not been updated. Please understand that we are still making changes to be sure students have the courses that they need/requested and to balance the classes. The final schedules will be provided on August 12 at Meet the Teacher.

School Supplies

Lists are posted here. We will post lists for new elementary teachers on July 30th.

After School Programs

Champions is our vendor for after school care. Please visit this site for more information. Information about other after school activities will be available at Meet the Teacher night on August 12th.

Upcoming Dates

All Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here

Playdate @ Dealey, August 7 9-11 am

Meet the Teacher @ Dealey, August 12 5-7 pm

Middle School BroomBall, August 14th 1:00-2:45 pm

First Day of School, August 16

Shout Outs!

If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.

Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Soto and Mr. Richardson for the super shiny floors. All of the floors will be done and furniture back in rooms by Monday afternoon.

Ms. Chavez for processing all of the deliveries that we received while we were gone

Ms. Wood for sitting in on Science interviews

Ms. Testut, Ms. Ventura and Ms. Durkin for powering through Montessori training all summer long

Ms. Meinhardt for participating in the talkSTEM-If/Then Fellowship

Need Help?

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