Meet Our Elementary School Staff

Rosalyn Berger is a 5th grade lead teacher who joined the K12 team in 2013. She brings more than 12 years of experience in education. Rosalyn earned a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas and a MA in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Lisa Brown is a 3rd grade science and social studies teacher who joined the K12 team in 2018.  She brings more than 15 years of experience in education and curriculum development.  Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in biology from Lubbock Christian University.  Mrs. Brown is a passionate teacher who is committed to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students' interest in technology, and instilling a sense of self-worth in all students.

Stephanie Dawsey is a 5th grade ELA/SS teachers who joined K12 in 2018. She joined us with 10 years of experience in education and has worked with children from infant all the way through high school. Mrs. Dawsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2006 and her Master of Science in Reading with Reading Specialist Certification in 2010, both from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.

Teresa De La Rosa is a 5th grade math and science teacher.  She received her degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio before furthering her educational studies at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with graduate coursework.    She comes to us with a background in special education and 4th grade language arts.  She is excited about her first year of online teaching and looking forward to getting to know her students.

Jimalee Dutton is the lead teacher for elementary math and science.  She joined the K12 team in 2016.  She brings more than 18 years of experience in education and community service. Jimalee earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  She holds certificates in Elementary Education, Early Childhood and ESL.

Emily Fair is currently a 5th grade ELA/SS teacher who joined K12 in 2013, since that time she has held several teaching positions from 4th through 8th.  She began her teaching career in 2001 and holds a BS in Education and Master of Counseling.  She is certified to teach all subjects 4-8.

Brandie Fitch is a 3rd grade math teacher who joined the K12 team in 2013.  She began her teaching career in 2007.  Brandie earned a BSIS in Education from Wayland Baptist University.  She holds certificates in Generalist Early Childhood-4th Grade and 4th-8th Grade.

Jenifer Hesselbrock-Handley teaches Elementary and Middle School Music. She joined the K12 team in 2013. Mrs. Handley attended Texas Christian University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music at West Texas A&M in an online program. Before coming to K12 Mrs. Handley taught in Garland ISD as a Middle School Band Director and at a local Catholic School as the K-8 Music Teacher.

Lisa Long is a 4th grade math and science teacher. This is her first year with K12 and virtual teaching, and her 8th year as an elementary math and science teacher. She graduated from the University of Houston and holds certifications for teaching EC-6, 4-8, and ESL.

Jessica Miller is the 3-5th grade art teacher who is new to the K12 team. This is her 5th year in the art classroom after spending her first 2 years teaching ELA. She has her BA in Education from Sam Houston State University and holds her certificates in Early Childhood Education, ESL, and K-12 Visual Arts. When she isn't teaching or creating, you can find her reading in the mountains.

Amy Perez is a 3rd grade ELA teacher who has six years of online experience with K12.  She has 15 years of teaching experience in various grades and subjects.  She received her degree at the University of Texas-Pan American in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in English.  She is certified to teach 1st - 8th grade and is currently seeking her ESL certification.

Amy Perkinson is an elementary physical education teacher who just joined K12 this year! She is in her 10th year of teaching physical education. She earned her BS in Kinesiology at Tarleton State University.

Ketti Robertson is a 5th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher who joined the K12 team in 2014. Ketti earned her BA in Public Relations from University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her teaching certificate in 2007. She holds certificates in Early Childhood Education -8th grade as well as ESL. Since starting with K12 she has taught 7th grade writing, 7th grade ELA, 7th and 8th grade homeroom teacher before moving to elementary this year. Mrs. Robertson has enjoyed being a mentor as well as an ACTC during testing season.

Jessica Rodriguez is a 7th grade teacher who joined the K12 team in 2018. She brings more than 5 years of experience as an elementary school and junior high teacher in both Utah and Texas. Jessica earned a BS in Education from Brigham Young University.

Kate Rowley is a 4th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who joined the K12 team in 2018. This is her fifth year as an educator with experience as a 3rd grade teacher, kindergarten teacher, Gifted and Talented Curriculum Specialist, and as a Reading Interventionist. Kate earned her BS in Education from West Texas A&M University, and holds a certification as an Early Childhood thru sixth grade ESL generalist.

Jami Slagle is a 4th grade math and science teacher who joined the K12 team in 2018. She has taught both middle school and elementary math, as well as elementary resource-math. Jami earned a BBA in Accounting, as well as an MBA in Finance - prior to getting certified to teach. Jami is considered highly qualified in Math, and holds certificates in General Education EC-8, Special Education EC-12, and ESL.

Ashley Velasquez is a 3rd-5th Resource & Inclusion teacher who joined the K12 team in 2018. This is her first year teaching but has many years in church leadership and community service. Ashley earned her BA in Education from Texas State University. She holds certificates in Special Education, Generalist EC-6, and ESL.

Kristin Williams is a 5th grade teacher who joined the K12 family in 2018. Before starting this new and exciting adventure in the virtual world of teaching, she previously taught all subjects in a brick and mortar school at the 2nd grade level.  Kristin earned a BS in Education from Liberty University where she majored in Education and minored in Psychology. She holds a teaching certification for EC-6th grades, as well as a certification in Special Education for EC-12th grades. Prior to teaching, Kristin has held various positions in office settings working in bookkeeping as well as dispatching and records maintenance with a police department.