Hello to all and welcome back for another great year at Joe Lee Johnson! This year we are please to announce the addition of Kathryn Whitley as our half-time TAG Specialist. She will be on campus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We will begin TAG services on Thursday, August 22 and are looking forward to working with your students again this year!Mrs. Franco
Bethany Franco earned her B. Ed. degree from Texas State University. She became a teacher in 2013, teaching 4th grade before coming to JLJ as the full time Talented and Gifted Specialist. Ms. Franco is teacher of record for third, fourth, and fifth grade math. She also works with fifth grade to provide Talent Development (formerly ISP) and enrichment. She loves cats, her two kids (12 and 16 years old), and any kind of puzzles or games.
Kathryn Whitley earned her MPA and BBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Whitley became a teacher 8 years ago and has not looked back. She previous taught Pre-Advanced Placement Mathematics at Pearce Middle and The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin ISD. She was the Talented and Gifted Specialist for three years at Wells Branch Elementary and a Math Interventionist for one year. Ms. Whitley is excited to join Joe Lee Johnson on Wednesday morning, Thursday and Friday as the halftime TAG Specialist.