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Ms. Brittney Gillies, Team Leader

Greetings Marlins!  Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  

My name is Brittney Gillies and I am ecstatic to be your scholars 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher this year at Marshall Elementary! I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Houston in 2011.  I graduated from Virginia State University with a B.A in History. I then went on to obtain my M.A from Texas Southern University in 2015. My hobbies include spending time with my two kids Junior and Nevaeh , reading , and traveling .

With your partnership, I look forward to making this year a SUCCESS for our 4th grade Marlin’s.

-“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

-Nelson Mandela 

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Rylan Curtis

 Greetings Marlins! Welcome to 4th Grade! 


I am Rylan Curtis. I am a proud graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor's in Allied Health Sciences.


During my free time, I enjoy exercising, spending time with family,  and watching movies. My favorite movies are Marvel superhero movies and I am looking forward to having a “Marvel-ous” school year. 


I expect students to come with positive attitudes and be ready to learn every day! I am super excited to meet all of my Marlin family. 





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Ms. Diana DelaFuente

Hola Marlin Family! My name is Ms. Diana DelaFuente. I am very excited about the upcoming school year. I am a self-contained teacher, meaning I teach all content areas: Literacy, Math, Social Studies and Science. 


I am proudly going on my 15th year with Spring ISD. I have received various recognitions throughout my career, including Rookie Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Month, ACE Committee Member of the Month, and the honor of being Recognized by the United States Department of Education! 


I earned a General Studies Bachelor’s Degree from Lamar University focusing on three cores:  English, Sociology and Criminal Justice. I made the President’s List and received an award for Most Outstanding Mathematical Student.


I am the mom of an amazing son, Noah, who graduated from Spring HS 2021 and received his welding certification earlier this year, and started a traditional college pathway in January. His goal is to become a family therapist. I also have two fur babies that rescued me, Foxy and Charlie.  🧡🐾🧡


I am a big believer that learning should be fun! I like to dress up on special days along with the kids, like Red Ribbon Week. My "Jack Sparrow" look is a work in progress as I cut my long hair recently and donated it to Wigs for Kids. I am a supporter of helping our community however we can.

Let the fun begin! 🎉


You may contact me via Class Dojo or email:




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Ms. Arlecia Dixon

Hello to my Marlin Movie Stars. My name is Ms. Dixon! 

I am so elated to be a part of the 4th grade team again for the 2023-2024 school year. This will be my second year at Marshall and my 5th year of teaching Reading. 

I am a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University, where I received a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. During my free time I enjoy online shopping (fashion is my thing,) watching movies, and spending time with my family. My favorite color is pink with a hint of green (lol.) Lastly, I enjoy laughing and having fun. 

My classroom theme for this year is movie theater/Hollywood. I am looking forward to having a good time and POPPING open some good books! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

My belief is that every class should have a culture of joy, comfort, and peace. However, I expect every scholar to come with their best attitudes (respect) and thinking hats. We are a family and we win as a team! Let’s get it!

Please feel free to contact me at anytime via email:

“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”

-Gusteau, Ratatouille




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Mrs. Susette Flores, Bilingual

Hello Marlins! 


My name is Susette Flores and I am very excited about beginning the 2023-2024 school year with your scholars. I am very grateful to be teaching Fourth Grade Bilingual this year. I know with all their hard work and my guidance, partnered with your support, our scholars will be successful in all they do.  Some facts about myself are that I have been teaching for 14 years and I have taught grades K-6th and enjoyed all of them. I am from Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education and a Masters degree from the University of Saint Thomas. I have two adult children, one teenager, and a fifth grader that I love traveling with and spending time watching baseball games. I love teaching scholars in the bilingual program. It has allowed me the opportunity to meet children from different cultures within the Latino community and together we all become one in the classroom. 

I can not wait to begin this school year and make new memories with your scholars!


“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

– Frida Kahlo

Planning Time: 2:30 - 3:10     Monday and Friday

You can reach me via email:


¡Hola Marlines!

Mi nombre es Susette Flores y estoy muy emocionada de comenzar el año escolar 2023-2024 con sus alumnos. Estoy muy agradecida de estar enseñando Cuarto Grado Bilingüe este año. Sé que con todo el trabajo duro de los alumnos y mi guianza, junto con su apoyo, nuestros estudiantes tendrán éxito en todo lo que hagan. Algunos datos sobre mí son que he estado enseñando durante 14 años y he enseñado en los grados K-6 y los disfruté todos.

Soy de Houston, Texas y me gradué de la Universidad de Houston-Downtown con una licenciatura en Educación Bilingüe y una Maestría de la Universidad de Saint Thomas. Tengo dos hijas adultas, un adolescente y un alumno de quinto grado con los que me encanta viajar y pasar tiempo viendo partidos de béisbol. Me encanta enseñar a los estudiantes en el programa bilingüe. Me ha permitido la oportunidad de conocer a niños de diferentes culturas dentro de la comunidad latina y juntos todos nos convertimos en uno en el salón de clases. ¡No puedo esperar para comenzar este año escolar y crear nuevos recuerdos con sus alumnos!


“Pies, ¿para qué los necesito si tengo alas para volar?”

- Frida Kahlo


Horario de planificación: 2:30 - 3:10 lunes y viernes

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Dr. Linsey Sims, Multi-Classrom Leader-Math

Hello Marshall Marlins! 


My name is Dr. Linsey Sims and this year I will serve as the campus’ Math Multi-Classroom Leader (MCL) and Fourth Grade Math and Science teacher. This is my first year as a Marshall Marlin and my 20th year in education. During my educational tenure, I’ve worked as an Elementary Teacher, Elementary Math and Science Instructional Specialist and Elementary Math Core Content Director. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. After completing my Bachelors degree, I continued learning and earned a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a second Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. Then I earned my Doctorate degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. I am very excited to continue my work this school year as a Marshall Marlin in supporting both teachers and children with successful implementation and learning of elementary math and science content. 

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