Dr. Keysa Humber, Art

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Dr. Keysa Humber, Art

Chomp, chomp and welcome back, Gators!  I’m Dr. Keysa Humber, Visual Arts Instructor. This school year will be my 4th year at Anderson and 28th year in education. I’m ecstatic to bring my experience and passion to our students!

I’m an alumna of Houston Baptist University where I received my Doctorate in Education this past May. I’m a Houston native, wife and mother of two sons. The baby of our family is our dog, Jake. 

I’m super ecstatic about art this year! Let’s get ready to create!

Ms. Mizz Jones, Music

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Ms. Mizz Jones, Music

Welcome back, Gators! My name is Mizz Jones, and I’m the music teacher at Anderson. This is my 6th year teaching music here and my 14th year overall. I’m really excited to begin this school year.

I have been singing even before I could talk. I absolutely love music, and I hope to instill a love for music in you, too! When I was in elementary school, I was in Texas Girls’ Choir and I got to travel throughout the state singing different types of music. In high school, our choir trained with voice professors at Texas Christian University (TCU) and every year, we received a 1 rating at UIL competition. Our high school choir also had the opportunity to record on gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation album. We also sang the national anthem with Kirk Franklin at the Dallas Mavericks basketball game. We recorded on several other artists’ gospel albums as well. My senior year of high school, I auditioned for Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’s girl group, but I wasn’t selected to join the group.

I attended college at Texas Southern University and received bachelor's and master’s degrees in Communication with an emphasis on radio, television, and film. As an adult, I traveled the country singing with gospel group Greg O’Quin and Joyful Noyze. I continue to sing with my church music ministry, record in the studio, write music, and perform as a professional singer.

My family includes my two daughters and I: Maci (almost 6) and Milani (almost 3).

Mr. Jon Dawkins, Physical Education

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Mr. Jon Dawkins, Physical Education

Hello! My name is Jon Dawkins. This is my 24th year in Education and my first at Anderson. I am excited to be a Gator and to be your P.E. teacher. I grew up here in Houston. I attended school in Houston ISD and finished from Bellaire H.S. I have a Bachelor’s degree from University of Houston at Downtown in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Master’s Degree from Lamar University in School Counseling. I initially worked in Spring ISD at Heritage Elementary in 2012. Both of my parents were teachers for 30 years plus. I am a husband and a dad of 2 wonderful daughters. I look forward to being your Coach! Let’s Go Gators!

 

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Mrs. Kristy Contreras, Library Media Specialist

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Mrs. Kristy Contreras, Library Media Specialist

Hello! My name is Kristy Contreras. This is my 14th year at Anderson Elementary and I am excited to be your Library Media Specialist! I grew up in Kingwood, TX and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston. Before coming to Anderson, I worked at Barnes and Noble in the children’s department and in Community Relations. I also attended the Disney College Program Internship in Orlando, Florida by working in customer relations at Walt Disney World. My passion is teaching the love of reading and I truly enjoy working with children and families!

I have my own loving, supportive family consisting of my husband, my very energetic 6-year-old daughter, and my wild and sweet Siberian Husky. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, working on my Masters in Library Science, shopping, and having game nights with my family. I love my Anderson family, and I look forward to working with your children! I am excited to work together to make this a great year for all Gators!

Mrs. Jennie Ballard, Library Aide

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Mrs. Jennie Ballard, Library Aide

My name is Jennie Ballard and I am the library aide. I have been here at Anderson for 8 years. Everyone calls me Miss Jennie.

I am blessed to have a large family. I have 3 daughters named Kimberly, Angela and Leslie. I also have 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 1 great-granddaughter and 4 great grandsons! Another interesting fact about my family is that one of my nephews, Patrick, plays football for the Kansas City Chiefs.

I love working at Anderson and hope to see all of my gators in the library soon.