Meet 10 Tarrant County teachers who are trying to figure out
how to engage our children every day.

|  by Scott Nishimura  |  photography by Alex Lepe  |

Several have taught for years, a few have just joined the profession, and a number had been doing something else
for a living when teaching called. Whether working in the public or private schools, they voice some common
challenges - how to capture and retain students’ attention during an unprecedented burgeoning of technology.
They’re all in it to try and make a difference in one child’s life.

Allison Buckingham
Kerr Middle School
Burleson ISD

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Amanda Young
KinderFrogs
Fort Worth

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Bianca Zinno
Temple Christian School
Fort Worth

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Ian Connally
Paschal High School
Fort Worth ISD

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Dianne Findley
The Oakridge School
Arlington

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David Orona
Manuel Jara Elementary School
Fort Worth ISD

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Jamie Cox
Poly High School
Fort Worth ISD

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Kathy Stroup
Southwest Christian School
Fort Worth

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Lyle Crossley
All Saints Episcopal School
Fort Worth

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Stephanie Plotner
Tanglewood Elementary School
Fort Worth ISD

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