Summer 2022

Upcoming Community Immunization Clinics
Upcoming Community Immunization Clinics
Castleberry ISD is encouraging parents to take care of their child's health before school starts on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 since students are required to show acceptable evidence of vaccinations prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a public elementary or secondary school in Texas. The DFW area JPS Community Health Clinics are offering free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 4 and older and back to school immunizations, while supplies last. Insurance is accepted. For self-pay, please call for rates. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Steven Moss Director of Fine Arts
Steven Moss Named Director of Fine Arts
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Steven Moss as the district’s new Director of Fine Arts. Steven Moss comes to Castleberry ISD from Duncanville ISD where he served as the Director of Fine Arts. He began his career in education in Rivercrest ISD where he was the Director of Bands. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Jennifer Monjack
Jennifer Monjack Named Crisis Counselor
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Jennifer Monjack as the district’s new Crisis Counselor. Jennifer comes to Castleberry ISD from Innovations by Mesa Springs Partial Hospitalization Program, where she served as a Clinical Program Manager and therapist. A California native, Monjack moved to Texas just over three years ago. She currently resides in rural Johnson County and is proud to call Texas her new home. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Jennifer Turner
Jennifer Turner Named Assistant Principal at A.V. Cato Elementary
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Dr. Jennifer Turner as the district’s new Assistant Principal at A.V. Cato Elementary. Jennifer Turner was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas at Carswell Airforce base. Dr. Turner began her career in education for the Department of Defense Schools in Aviano, Italy, where she served as a special education/inclusion teacher. Turner returns to Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD where she served as the high school Behavior Specialist for the past year. In addition to her service, she was nominated as teacher of the year three years in a row and implemented the district’s Special Olympics. 
Castleberry ISD Congratulates Michael Garcia Promoted to AP at IMMS
Michael Garcia Named Assistant Principal at IMMS
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce the promotion of Michael Garcia as the district’s new Assistant Principal at Irma Marsh Middle School. Garcia has previously served Irma Marsh Middle School as a teacher and a coach for the past two years. He began his career in education in Dexter Consolidated Schools as a classroom teacher and a coach. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Deborah Aspegren
Deborah Aspegren Named Assistant Principal of CHS
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Deborah Aspegren as the district’s new Assistant Principal at Castleberry High School. Deborah Aspegren comes to Castleberry ISD from Fort Worth ISD where she served as an Assistant Principal for the past eight years. She began her career in education in White Settlement where she was a 7th grade math teacher and department leader for two years. 
Castleberry ISD Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Employee Compensation Plan
Castleberry ISD Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Employee Compensation Plan
The Castleberry ISD Board of Education unanimously approved the 2022-2023 Employee Compensation plan at the May board meeting. The approved compensation plan includes salary increases for all employees in the district. Teachers, librarians, and nurses (RN) who are paid on the teacher salary scale will receive a 4.8% average general pay increase for the 2022-23 school year. This results in all teachers, librarians, and nurses receiving a minimum increase of $1,900 from last year’s salary. 
STAAR Results Available Online Beginning June 24
STAAR Results Available Online Beginning Friday, June 24, 2022
The Texas Education Agency has released the 2022 STAAR Test Scores. Parents and students can access the results by logging into Castleberry ISD’s Skyward Family Access beginning Friday, June 24, 2022. Castleberry ISD administrators encourage parents to log in and learn more about their child’s progress beginning Friday.  
Safety and Security of Students and Staff
Castleberry ISD Updates Safety Plan and Makes Plans to Hire Two Additional Police Officers
With the heightened awareness of safety and security concerns, Castleberry ISD continues to review emergency operation policies and procedures with employees and has added additional safety measures for the PACE Summer program to ensure the safety and security of all students, employees, and visitors. 
Castleberry ISD Announces Kerissa Bearce Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School
Kerissa Bearce Named Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School
Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce the promotion of Kerissa Bearce as Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School, effective immediately. Bearce has been with Castleberry ISD since July 2019 serving as Assistant Principal and was named Interim Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School in May. Ms. Bearce is a proud graduate of Castleberry High School and River Oaks community member. 
Castleberry ISD Announces Charles Gideon Principal of Castleberry Elementary
Charles Gideon Named Principal of Castleberry Elementary
Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Gideon as Principal of Castleberry Elementary, effective immediately. Gideon has been with Castleberry ISD since October 2019 serving as Assistant Principal of A.V. Cato Elementary. He began his career in education in Fort Worth ISD where he was a middle school math and science teacher. He served as department head, technology liaison, and an assistant principal intern. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Truett Miller Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center
Truett Miller Named Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Truett Miller as Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center. Truett Miller comes to Castleberry ISD from Brewer High School in White Settlement ISD where he served as a Special Education Behavior Intervention Teacher for the past three years.  
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Marcey Cogar Secondary Science Coordinator
Marcey Cogar Named Secondary Science Coordinator
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Marcey Cogar as the district’s new Secondary Science Coordinator. Cogar comes to Castleberry ISD from Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD where she served as a science teacher, department chair, and district instructional leader for the past nine years. She began her career in education in the private sector in New York where she was a science teacher.  
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Melissa Greene Secondary Math Instructional Coach
Melissa Greene Named Secondary Math Instructional Coach
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Melissa Greene as the district’s new Secondary Math Instructional Coach. Greene comes to Castleberry ISD from Cleburne ISD where she served as a math teacher for the past seven years and department chair for the past two years. She began her career in education in Belton ISD where she was a math teacher. 
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Shannon Valdez Secondary RLA Instructional Coach
Shannon Valdez Named Secondary Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Shannon Valdez as the district’s new Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach. Shannon comes to Castleberry ISD from ILTexas Charter School where she served as a(n) Dean of Instruction and Curriculum and Tarrant County Area Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach for the past five years. She began her career in education in 2007 in Castleberry ISD where she was a fifth grade math and science teacher at A.V. Cato.  
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Kathryn Walker as GT Instructional Coach
Kathryn Walker Named Gifted and Talented (GT) Instructional Coach
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Kathryn Walker as the district’s new Gifted and Talented (GT) Instructional Coach. Walker comes to Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD where she served as a teacher for the past 12 years while concurrently serving as a campus GT Specialist for the past seven years. She began her career in education in Mansfield ISD where she was first a para-educator and later an early childhood teacher. 
FW Vaqueros Tickets
District Employees and Students Receive Free Admission to FW Vaqueros Home Games
Summer is here, and the Fort Worth Vaqueros Futbol Club has declared Castleberry ISD’s W.O. Barnes Stadium the team’s home turf for the 2022 season. As part of the partnership, the Fort Worth Vaqueros will allow all Castleberry ISD students and employees to attend home games for free with a valid school ID.