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Josalynn Harris

Ms. HarrisJosalynn Harris has been working at Smith Academy since 2012 and has been working in education since 1996. She has earned a Bachelors and two Masters degrees from Prairie View A&M University.

Ms. Harris is from Waco, Texas and is interested in spending time with family, horseback riding, tennis, writing, reading, traveling. Some of her favorite books include Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and What MaryJo Shared by Janice May Udry.

She is wonders when education will become a priority in the United States.

Contact her at jrfreeman@aldineisd.org


Mary Petty

Ms. Petty

Mary Petty is beginning her second year at Smith Academy and has been working in education since 1996. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Sam Houston State University.

Mrs. Petty is from Galveston, Texas and is interested in gardening, music, sewing, and being with family. Some of her favorite books include The Stories of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

She is curious about the future of our world in the coming generations and wonders how to best impact her students' minds to make big impacts to better our futures.

Contact her at mspetty@aldineisd.org
 


Leigh Prejean

Ms. Prejean ImageLeigh Prejean is beginning her first year at Smith Academy after earning a Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Learning from the University of Houston.

Ms. Prejean is from Spring, Texas and is interested in reading, writing, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite books is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurtson.

She is curious about how to live a better life by doing things she loves.

Contact her at laprejean@aldineisd.org



Alejandro Redondo

Mr. Redondo

Alejandro Redondo is beginning his second year at Smith Academy and has been working in education since 2009. He has earned a Physical Education Teacher and a Foreign Languages Teacher degrees from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, a Master in Innovation and Investigation in Education from National Distance University, and is currently working on his PhD.

Mr. Redondo is from Toledo, Spain and is interested in music, running, and sports. Some of his favorite books include the Game of Thrones series from R.R. Martin and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

He is curious about various cultures, educational systems, and innovation in education.

Contact him at aredondotempora@aldineisd.org


Diane Velasquez

Ms. VelasquezDiane Velasquez has been working at Smith Academy since 2014. She has earned a Bachelor degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas - San Antonio.

Ms. Velasquez is from Houston, Texas and is interested in spontaneous trips and trying new restaurants. Some of her favorite books include Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

She is curious about different cultures.

Contact her at dlvelasquez@aldineisd.org