Christal Becken, Teacher Aide

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Christal Becken, Teacher Aide

I have been living in Wimberley since 2002.  I have 5 children attending schools in the Wimberley ISD school district.  We have had great experiences in the school district and would not want to be anywhere else.  I began my career in education with WISD as a substitute teacher in 2016.  I have a Bachelor Degree in Business Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.  I am in the process of obtaining my teaching certification.  I had been working in the field of accounting and decided to change career paths after substitute teaching.  I began my current job as a Resource Aide at JWE in 2017.  I enjoy working with children of all ages.  I am looking forward to continuing to enrich the lives of children without our community through education.  

 Suzanne Becker, Teacher Aide

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Suzanne Becker, Teacher Aide

Suzanne Becker was welcomed as a full time employee in February of 2019.  She joins the JWE family as the special education aide.  Previously she worked as a substitute teacher at Jacob's Well Elementary and Danforth Junior High, primarily in the Special Education department.  Suzanne has over five years of experience in education working with a multitude of ages.  She spent the last four years highly involved with the JWE PTO serving as the Vice President.  Suzanne was thrilled to accept  her title as the special education aide and looks forward to contributing and working within such an incredible department.  

 Janet Cantalupo, Teacher Aide

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Janet Cantalupo, Teacher Aide

Janet joined JWE as an Instructional Aide in 2017.  She has 16 years of experience working with pre-school through fifth grade students.  Janet feels privilaged to work with children across the school to enhance their learning experiences.  

When not at school, she enjoys traveling with family, riding her horses, gardening, and reading.  

 Erika Levingston, Teacher Aide

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Erika Levingston, Teacher Aide

I grew up in Northwest Houston.  I ran track and graduated from Texas A & M University.  I am a mother of two amazing girls.  I was a massage therapist for about 16 years.  In 2016 I began substitute teaching in WISD.  In 2018 I came to JWE on a permanent basis in Life Skills.  

 Alisha Ronshausen, Teacher Aide, PE

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Alisha Ronshausen, Teacher Aide, PE

I am a graduate of Wimberley High School class of 94.  I moved back with my family about 6 years ago.  I subbed for two years and have been a P.E. Aide since 2016.  I enjoy exercising, reading, sports, and showing animals in FFA.  Seeing 700 kids keeps me on my toes and I enjoy interacting with them everyday.  

 Mercede Salinas, Teacher Aide, PE

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Mercede Salinas, Teacher Aide, PE

Hi,

My name is Mercedes Salinas.  I am born and raised Wimberley Texan!  I began working at JWE in 2017.  I also coach junior high cross-country, high school swim and high school softball.  

 Alana Willis, Teacher Aide

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Alana Willis, Teacher Aide

I am a graduate of Wimberley High School and Texas State University.  My husband and I both grew up in Wimberley and have two daughters.  I love working with children and currently have 5 years experience in the district.  I love art, jogging, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 Kaitlyn Willis, Special Ed Aide

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Kaitlyn Willis, Special Ed Aide

 Christopher Wilson, Teacher Aide

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Christopher Wilson, Teacher Aide

I was born in Temple Texas.  After high school I went to Navarro College and received my Associates.  I went to Southwest Texas where I played football.  I remained in San Marcos because the area is very nice.

After S.W.T., I started working at Texas School for the Deaf in 1994. I learned sign language at an early age, because I grew up with a cousin that is deaf.  In 1998 until 2004 I was a Detention Officer at Gardner Betts.  I was married and I was blessed with 3 beautiful kids.  I had 2 girls and 1 boy.  I decided to get into the school system so that my schedule would coincide with my children's schedule.  The  first school that I worked at was Miller Middle School in San Marcos.  I was in the Focus Program.  That did give me even more experience in my field.  I worked in Comal for 5 years before I was hired at Jacob's Well in 2015. 

I never thought that I would ever be working in Wimberley because I'd never been there , or in that direction.  The people at J.W.E. are more than awesome.  The community in Wimberely is a very beautiful community.  It snowed in this area last year and I was on my way to work from San Marcos.  The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, as I drove up the long steep hills.  When I saw the blankets of snow resting on the trees below, I thought to myself "only if it were Christmas right now".  I do plan on retiring in the Wimberley Independent School District.