Meet the Staff at Dell City ISD

  • Makayla VanVooris – 5th-8th Math & Science Teacher

    Makayla VanVooris joins Dell City ISD this year as our fifth- through eighth-grade math and science teacher. Ms. V knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher, and there's no mistaking her gifts as an educator: With her creativity in the classroom, she's challenging and energizing Cougar students.

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  • Mark Edens – Ag Teacher

    Mark Edens is Dell City ISD's new Ag teacher. He comes to the district with 40 years of experience in education, and with a history of success as a teacher and principal. But Ag education is his first passion. Teaching, Edens said, is “a form of ministry, a kind of service,” and Edens knew that he had a calling to Ag by the time he was a freshman in high school.

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  • Paloma Medina – P.E., Art & Library Teacher, Computer Lab Aide

    Paloma Medina – a native Dell Citian who joined Dell City ISD in October 2020 – fills multiple roles at the school, working with students from pre-K to high school. And with Cougar students of all ages, she's found work that's both challenging, and nourishing.

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  • Rudy Bustamante – Maintenance Staffer

    Having fallen under the spell of the Valley's peace and beauty, Rudy Bustamante moved to Dell City just six weeks ago – to become the school district's new maintenance staffer. But as a man who doesn't know how to sit still, and one with a plentiful supply of practical know-how earned through work and life, he started making a contribution here from the day he arrived.

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  • Stephanie Rangel – Pre-Pre-K and Pre-K Teacher

    In was her care as a mother that initially brought Stephanie Rangel into the classroom, as a volunteer aide. She soon discovered that teaching was a career that inspires, challenges and rewards her. Now, Rangel teaches the Dell City School's 3- and 4-year-olds, our pre-pre-K and pre-K classes. There's no mistaking that it's a great fit.

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  • Karen Torres – Pre-K & Kinder Teacher

    Karen Torres – who joined Dell City ISD this year as the school's pre-K and kinder teacher – brings almost 25 years of experience to her work here. And while her career has been diverse – she's worked with ESL and special-education students, in Head Start, elementary and junior-high classrooms – her Dell City job is definitely a new chapter, with new opportunities for growth.

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  • Clemens Boakye – Secondary Math Teacher

    Clemens Boakye – “Mr. B” – joined Dell City ISD this year as the school's secondary math teacher. And in his first month, he's already made his mark, with the intensity and passion he brings to the classroom. That same passion has powered a bold and remarkable journey – from a small village in the African nation of Ghana, to a graduate degree and teaching career in West Texas.

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  • Alethea Mata – Secondary Science Teacher

    Alethea Mata joins Dell City ISD this year as the school's secondary science teacher. She's the district's one-person science department – teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics and chemistry. Mata has a degree in biology, but she said that, as much as a love for the subject matter, it's a desire to serve that's motivated her to become a teacher.

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