Margaret T. Reilly Elementary


Lisa Rotondi

This is a photo of  Ms. Rotondi.

Ms. Rotondi was born in Winfield, Illinois.  She attended Texas Woman's University and received a Master's degree in Deaf Education.  Ms. Rotundi has seventeen years of teaching experience. Her hobbies include biking, gardening, travelling, cooking, and making crafts. The things Ms. Rotundi enjoys most about teaching are building bridges to expand student knowledge, experiences, and academics. 

Lydia Palace

This is a photo of Lydia Palace.

Ms. Palace is from Hunter, New York.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in  Psychology and a Master's degree in Deaf and Hearing Impaired Education from S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo.  She has seventeen years of teaching experience.  Ms. Palace enjoys hiking, biking, snow skiing, travelling, gardening, and cooking.  The thing she enjoys most about teaching is watching the progress her students make through consistency, a positive approach and a language rich environment.  Ms. Palace has two grown up sons; one lives in Chicago and the other lives in Shangai, China.

Clarissa Ayala

This is a photo of Mrs. Ayala.

Ms. Ayala is from McAllen, Texas.  She completed the Interpreter's program at South Texas College. Ms. Ayala has two years of teaching experience. She enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and cooking.  The thing she enjoys most about teaching is the feeling of accomplishment when seeing students grow in knowledge, confidence, and skills.  

Tricia Zyrowski

This is a photo of Mrs. Zyrowski.

Ms. Zyrowski is from La Vernia, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor's degree in  Journalism. She has three years of teaching experience. The thing Ms. Zyrowski enjoys about teaching is seeing kids learn more about the world, others, and themselves. She also loves how much kids teach her about life and believes that teaching helps her to be a more patient and compassionate person.  Ms. Zyrowski's hobbies include traveling, writing, and playing with animals.

Carol Dickson

This is a photo of Mrs. Dickson.

Mrs. Dickson grew up on the deep south side of San Antonio, Texas. She is a retired teacher returning to part-time teaching because she is still in love with the profession. Ms. Dickson has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education with teaching certificates in Deaf Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and K-8 music. Ms. Dickson is best friends with her husband of thirty-two years.  She admits to being an avid Trekkie and owning all the Star Trek episodes and movies.  She tries to attend as many Comic Con conventions as she possibly can. Ms. Dickson enjoyes spending time with her husband and dog, volunteering at her church, using her computer and iPad, editing and making short movies, painting, writing, swimming, and tutoring students in sign language/computer/ESL/ and other academic areas. She has one daughter who lives in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Dickson believes that all students can learn and achieve high expectations when learning is presented in a positive, safe environment.

Pam Mascitto

Ms. Mascitto is a deaf education interpreter

Patrice Sherry

This is a photo of Patrice Sherry.

Ms. Sherry is a deaf education interpreter.

Elin Tucker

This is a photo of Elin Tucker.

Ms. Tucker is a deaf eduation interpreter.

Chelsea Crawford


Ms. Crawford is a speech/language pathologist.