Teachers & Staff

Administration

Connie Smith

Connie Smith

Principal
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Ms. Smith has been a dedicated teacher, administrator, and director in FWISD for over 42 years. Originally from southern California, Ms. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in Education from TCU. She loved Fort Worth so much that she decided to stay! She went on to earn her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. Ms. Smith is proud to represent the outstanding students, staff, and community members of Tanglewood. In her spare time, she loves to travel. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Lollie.

Dana McKenzie

Dana McKenzie

Assistant Principal
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Ms. McKenzie has worked as an educator and instructional leader in the public school system for 20 years. Born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, she attended California State University, Northridge. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and taught in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Fort Worth in 2005. She joined FWISD and earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UT Arlington in 2008. This is her seventh year as assistant principal at Tanglewood. She is proud to be a Tanglewood Tiger! Ms. McKenzie lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Andrew. She enjoys traveling, cooking, crossword puzzles, yoga, and spending time with her dog, Phillip.

Doug Mocek

Doug Mocek

Assistant Principal
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Mr. Mocek is in his 13th year as an educator in FWISD. He taught 5th grade for seven years and has been an assistant principal for five years. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Mr. Mocek graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 with a B.A. in Public Relations and received his master's degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce in 2013. This is his fourth year as an assistant principal at Tanglewood. Mr. Mocek loves spending time with his two children, Mary (4) and Ryan (3). Mr. Mocek enjoys sports, is a huge Texas Tech and Texas Rangers fan, and likes to dove hunt and fish.

Teachers

Nadia Arriaga

Nadia Arriaga

Kindergarten
Room 106
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Meredith Belew

Meredeth Belew

Kindergarten
Room 107
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Anthony Deschaine

Anthony Deschaine

Kindergarten
Room 105
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Jill Evert

Jill Evert

Kindergarten
Room 112
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Julie Hannan

Julie Hannan

Kindergarten
Room 104
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Stephanie Plotner

Stephanie Plotner

Kindergarten
Room 102
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Amanda Sullivan

Amanda Sullivan

Kindergarten
Room 111
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Tara Woods

Tara Woods

Kindergarten
Room 103
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Holly Addington

Holly Addington

1st Grade
Room 108
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Glenna Cleworth

Glenna Cleworth

1st Grade
Room 118
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Christine Feldman

Christine Feldman

1st Grade
Room 110
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Tamara Garsek

Tamara Garsek

1st Grade
Room 121
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Katie Hartz

Katie Hartz

1st Grade
Room 117
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Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

1st Grade
Room 116
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Rachel Ringnald

Rachel Ringnald

1st Grade
Room 120
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Heather Walker

Heather Walker

1st Grade
Room 109
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Susie Barcus

Susie Barcus

2nd Grade
Room 216
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Lindsey Castro

Lindsey Castro

2nd Grade
Room 114
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Keith Hill

Keith Hill

2nd Grade
Room 204
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Brittany Hyde

Brittany Hyde

2nd Grade
Room 205
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Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

2nd Grade
Room 218
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Missy Wagman

Missy Wagman

2nd Grade
Room 203
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Louann Walton

Louann Walton

2nd Grade
Room 113
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Catherine Browning

Catherine Browning

3rd Grade
Room 314 (Portable)
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Brooke Fitch

Brooke Fitch

3rd Grade
Room 306 (Portable)
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Tricia Hearn

Tricia Hearn

3rd Grade
Room 303 (Portable)
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Mallory Kirk

Mallory Kirk

3rd Grade
Room 305 (Portable)
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Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

3rd Grade
Room 310 (Portable)
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Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn

3rd Grade
Room 309 (Portable)
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Natalie Ratliff

Natalie Ratliff

3rd Grade
Room 313 (Portable)
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Della Ray

Della Ray

3rd Grade
Room 304 (Portable)
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Curtis Boerner

Curtis Boerner

4th Grade
Room 302 (Portable)
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Maggie Hoelke

Maggie Hoelke

4th Grade
Room 312 (Portable)
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Susan Howard

Susan Howard

4th Grade
Room 311 (Portable)
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Kristen Morrison

Kristen Morrison

4th Grade
Room 301 (Portable)
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Stephanie Wellman

Stephanie Wellman

4th Grade
Room 308 (Portable)
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Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams

4th Grade
Room 217
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Keri Worden

Keri Worden

4th Grade
Room 307 (Portable)
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Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd

5th Grade
Room 208
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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

5th Grade
Room 206
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Kimm Payne

Kimm Payne

5th Grade
Room 209
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Debbie Shannon

Debbie Shannon

5th Grade
Room 211
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Ellen Vitale

Ellen Vitale

5th Grade
Room 210
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Lisa Yager

Lisa Yager

5th Grade
Room 207
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Specials Teachers

Leigh Pauling

Leigh Pauling

Art
Room 212
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Cindy Burlin

Cindy Burlin

Music
Room 101
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Jennifer Eldridge

Jennifer Eldridge

Music
Room 101
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Meredith Bowman

Meredith Bowman

P.E.
Gym & Room 405
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Dana Parnell

Dana Parnell

P.E.
Gym & Room 405
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Jennifer Fitzgerald

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Technology
Room 115 (Computer Lab)
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Kim Kirk

Kim Kirk

Technology
Room 115 (Computer Lab)
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Staff

Alex Williams

Alex Williams

Safety & Security
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Alicia Johnson-Mata

Alicia Johnson-Mata

Counselor
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Diane Rowton

Diane Rowton

Counselor
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Kristi Taylor

Kristi Taylor

Secretary
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Tanga

Judith Franke

Data Clerk
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Melani Skinner

Melani Skinner

Nurse
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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Librarian
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Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

Assistant Librarian
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Claudia Casas

Claudia Casas

Inclusion
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Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham

Inclusion
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Tanga

Jeanette Faulk

Diagnostician
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Kristin Cooke

Kristin Cooke

Speech
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Tanga

Jennifer Kirkpatrick

Speech
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Erin Tracy

Erin Tracy

Dyslexia
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Tanga

Sheri Dewar

Instructional Coach
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