Teachers & Staff

Administration

Connie Smith

Connie Smith

Principal
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Smith has been a dedicated teacher, administrator, and director in FWISD for over 41 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 two dogs, Tootsie and Lollie.

Dana McKenzie

Dana McKenzie

Assistant Principal
Email: [email protected]

Ms. McKenzie has worked as an educator and instructional leader in the public school system for 19 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 sixth 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
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Mocek is in his 12th year as an educator in FWISD. He taught 5th grade for seven years and has been an assistant principal for four 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 third year as an assistant principal at Tanglewood. Mr. Mocek loves spending time with his wife, Jennie, and their 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.

Staff

Mr. Williams

Alex Williams

Safety & Security
Email: [email protected]

Kristi Taylor

Kristi Taylor

Secretary
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Kayla Kopp

Kayla Kopp

Data Clerk
Email: [email protected]

Melani Skinner

Melani Skinner

Nurse
Email: [email protected]

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Librarian
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Jennifer Hill

Assistant Librarian
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Kindergarten Teachers

Nadia Arriaga

Nadia Arriaga

Kindergarten
Room 106
Email: [email protected]
Meredith Belew

Meredith Belew

Kindergarten
Room 107
Email: [email protected]

Anthony Deschaine

Anthony Deschaine

Kindergarten
Room 105
Email: [email protected]

Jill Evert

Jill Evert

Kindergarten
Room 101
Email: [email protected]

Julie Hannan

Julie Hannan

Kindergarten
Room 104
Email: [email protected]

Stephanie Plotner

Stephanie Plotner

Kindergarten
Room 102
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Tara Woods

Kindergarten
Room 103
Email: [email protected]

1st Grade Teachers

Holly Addington

Holly Addington

1st Grade
Room 108
Email: [email protected]

Glenna Cleworth

Glenna Cleworth

1st Grade
Room 112
Email: [email protected]

Christine Feldman

Christine Feldman

1st Grade
Room 110
Email: [email protected]

Tamara Garsek

Tamara Garsek

1st Grade
Room 121
Email: [email protected]

Katie Hartz

Katie Hartz

1st Grade
Room 117
Email: [email protected]

Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

1st Grade
Room 111
Email: [email protected]

Rachel Ringnald

Rachel Ringnald

1st Grade
Room 120
Email: [email protected]

Heather Walker

Heather Walker

1st Grade
Room 109
Email: [email protected]

2nd Grade Teachers

Coming Soon

Brittany Bond

2nd Grade
Room 205
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Coming Soon

Catherine Browning

2nd Grade
Room 118
Email: [email protected]

Lindsey Castro

Lindsey Castro

2nd Grade
Room 114
Email: [email protected]

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

2nd Grade
Room 204
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Coming Soon

Natalie Ratliff

2nd Grade
Room 116
Email: [email protected]

Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

2nd Grade
Room 218
Email: [email protected]

Missy Wagman

Missy Wagman

2nd Grade
Room 203
Email: [email protected]

Louann Walton

Louann Walton

2nd Grade
Room 113
Email: [email protected]

3rd Grade Teachers

Susie Barcus

Susie Barcus

3rd Grade
Room 216
Email: [email protected]

Tricia Clynch

Tricia Clynch

3rd Grade
Room 303 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Brooke Fitch

Brooke Fitch

3rd Grade
Room 306 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Sarah Martin

3rd Grade
Room 301 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn

3rd Grade
Room 309 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Della Ray

Della Ray

3rd Grade
Room 304 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Riley Tillman

Riley Tillman

3rd Grade
Room 310 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Sharon Williams

3rd Grade
Room 305 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

4th Grade Teachers

Curtis Boerner

Curtis Boerner

4th Grade
Room 211
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Maggie Hoelke

4th Grade
Room 312 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Susan Howard

Susan Howard

4th Grade
Room 311 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Teighlor Mays

Teighlor Mays

4th Grade
Room 302 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Coming Soon

Kristen Morrison

4th Grade
Room 217
Email: [email protected]

Stephanie Wellman

Stephanie Wellman

4th Grade
Room 308 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Keri Worden​

Keri Worden

4th Grade
Room 307 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

5th Grade Teachers

Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd

5th Grade
Room 208
Email: [email protected]

Jessica Patterson​

Jessica Patterson

5th Grade
Room 206
Email: [email protected]

Kimm Payne

Kimm Payne

5th Grade
Room 209
Email: [email protected]

Ellen Vitale​

Ellen Vitale

5th Grade
Room 210
Email: [email protected]

Lisa Yager

Lisa Yager

5th Grade
Room 207
Email: [email protected]

Specials Teachers

Leigh Pauling

Leigh Pauling

Art
Room 212
Email: [email protected]

Kim Kirk

Kim Kirk

Computer Lab
Room 115
Email: [email protected]

Cindy Burlin

Cindy Burlin

Music
Room 314 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Eldridge

Jennifer Eldridge

Music
Room 313 (Portable)
Email: [email protected]

Meredith Bowman

Meredith Bowman

P.E.
Gym / Room 405
Email: [email protected]

Dana Parnell

Dana Parnell

P.E.
Gym / Room 405
Email: [email protected]