Angie Connell in a costume

Angie Connell 
GT Lead 


Where do I start? I guess I should start from the beginning. It all started on a warm, sunny, Sunday on the First of May in Fort Worth, Texas when my parents brought this beautiful baby girl into this world! Oh, not THAT early?! Well then I will fast forward many years.

I have been in education for many, many glorious years and GT for most of that. I started teaching when I was 10, I assure you. ;) The time has really flown by so quickly. I received my Bachelor's in Science degree from "The Harvard of the South", that would be Texas Christian University if you are not familiar with term. I worked my tail off and graduated in three years. That is why you will not see me with a tail now a days. Plus, I was not born with one. That is neither here nor there. I went on to receive my Master's in Science degree from "The Harvard of Denton", or The University of North Texas". I have six Texas Educator Certifications. They are Early Childhood - Grade 4, Grade 4 - Grade 8, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Principal, Gifted and Talented. I have taught grades 2nd - middle school, and have held various specialist positions.

I have a great family! My parents made me who I am today (you can really blame this all on them). I have three sister. Bonnie is in Dallas, Jenny is in Oklahoma, and Missy is in Ohio. Between them they have given me 4 nieces and 4 nephews that range in age from adults to babies. They have also given me 3 brother-in-laws who are great. Please do not tell them I said that.

I have a fantastic husband, Mark. Mark graduated from Oklahoma State University, also known as "The Harvard of Oklahoma" as well as "THE State University of Oklahoma". This man should be sainted. Matter of fact, I will contact the Pope and look into that. I think I still have the Pope's cell number. Mark is the world's best husband and dad. He loves his kids and his wife more than anything on this Earth, wakes up every morning with us on his mind every day, and works hard for us all day long. He would do anything for us. Mark has given me 3 beautiful (step)daughters and a son. Elizabeth is at UNT (The Harvard of Denton), Rachel is at Baylor (The Harvard of Waco) and Katie Carroll High School, a proud Belle. Our newest addition is a baby boy, Harrison. He was born on March 29, 2018. I am proud of my family. Well, almost everyone. We also have two Jack Russell Terriers, a girl named Lexi and a boy named Scrappy. They are often described by others as "lively", "spirited", and "Oh, gosh! The Connell's dogs are coming!!!". If you want a great laugh, come by and I will share a Lexi and Scrappy story with you. It probably will involve water, dirt, and a household carpet.

That pretty much sums me up. I prefer to read non- fiction books over fiction. My favorite color is purple. My favorite place to eat is Waffle House but I also love Mexican food. I love Ocean Water from Sonic, Vanilla Lattes from Starbucks, and Dr. Pepper is my addiction. I would rather be hot than cold and Mark and I love to travel together. My favorite student is your child. That is a promise. Yours is my favorite. Hands down


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