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Suzanne Armstrong

Peggy Bridge

Melissa Smith

Jenny Uberta 469-752-2954

Kathy Braffman

Jana Hodges


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About the Instructional Support Team

Peggy Bridge (Reading Specialist)

Peggy Bridge graduated in 1999 from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2003, she received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy. Before moving to Texas, Mrs. Bridge taught 2nd grade for four years in the towns of Hagerman and Chaparral, New Mexico. In 2003 her family moved to Texas and she started teaching at Rasor that fall. During her career at Rasor, Mrs. Bridge has taught First, Second, and Fourth grades, and is now a Literacy Specialist. When she isn't working, Mrs. Bridge enjoys spending time working on paper crafts, like making cards and scrapbook pages, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Jenny Uberta(Math Specialist and Title 1 Math)

Jenny Uberta graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She taught fourth and fifth grade for 12 years in Lewisville ISD before coming to Rasor Elementary. Ms. Uberta is a Plano ISD alumni and a graduate of Plano Senior High. She is excited to begin her first year as a math specialist in her hometown. Ms. Uberta looks forward to sharing her passion for math with the students at Rasor Elementary. “Do math and you can do anything.”

Jana Hodges (Instructional Specialist)

Mrs. Hodges grew up in East Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University!! Gig ‘Em Aggies!! She lives in McKinney with her husband and two children. Mrs. Hodges previously taught 4th grade, here at Rasor, for four years before staying home with her small children. This year she is joining the Instructional Support Team, and is so excited to be back home at Rasor. She is really looking forward to working with students, as well as parents, and can’t wait to pass along a love of learning!! Let’s go RASOR ROCKETS!

Suzanne Armstrong (ESL Specialist)

Kathy Braffman (Literacy Specialist and Team Leader)

Ms. Braffman is the Instructional Specialist at Rasor. She grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. Kathy earned her Bachelor Degree from Fontbonne University in Elementary and Special Education and her Masters of Education in School Psychology from The University of Missouri-Columbia. She has taught students with learning disabilities, acted as a diagnostician, and taught children in grades K-5. She has been teaching at Rasor Elementary since 1996. As the Instructional specialist she hopes to build a love for learning and passion for literacy

Melissa Smith (PACE)

Ms. Smith grew up in Louisiana and West Virginia. She received her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech University and her Master of Education from Southern Methodist University. She taught fourth and fifth grades before teaching PACE. This is her fifth year as a Rasor Rocket, and she is excited about working with the Rasor students. As the PACE Specialist, she encourages all students to think with creativity and depth.


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