Faculty Favorites: Special Education

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Faculty Birthdays

Beardshaw, Cathy

Grade/Subject or Position: Academic Specialist/504/Dyslexia

Birthday (mm/dd): March 16th

T-Shirt Size: XXL

Favorite Candy: Dark choc, Rolo

Favorite Restaurant: Fish Shack

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Unsweet tea or coke zero

Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced unsweetened gree tea

Favorite Flower: Rose, any...

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Cheese, fruit, (berries)

Favorite Color: Dark red/navy

Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla coffee

Favorite Stores: TJ Max

Gift Card Ideas: anything....

Favorite Sports/Teams: The Ohio State University Buckeyes

Things you collect/Hobbies: Antiques...anything old!

Lunch suggestions: Salads

Classroom Wishlist: Expo markers, new hand easy stapler 

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Grateful to be teaching, love my job and am blessed by our amazing PTA.

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Cordell, Jennifer

Grade/Subject or Position: SPED/Self-Contained Developmental
Birthday (mm/dd): 05/20
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids
Favorite Restaurant: Mi Cocina
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Limeaid
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Double Tall Carmel Macciato
Favorite Flower: Carnation or Daisy
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Cheetos or Carrot Cake
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Candle Scent: Citrus
Favorite Stores: Target, 5 Below, DSW, Macys
Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks
Favorite Sports/Teams: UNT-Go Mean Green!
Things you collect/Hobbies: Snoopy
Lunch suggestions: Whichwich, Rusty Taco, Jason's Deli
Classroom Wishlist: BeeBot
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I grow succulents and cacti and love dogs!

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Damewood, Jo

Grade/Subject or Position: SPED Para
Birthday (mm/dd): 02/03
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: M&M crispys/peanut, Reese's peanut butter cup, Buncha Crunch
Favorite Restaurant: Rosa's, Hub Streat, Country Burger
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Grape Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Mocha Frapp (no whip)
Favorite Flower: Helleborus 'Onyx Odyssey'
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chocolate Chip cookie, lime chips
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla
Favorite Stores: Walmart, 5 Below, Michaels
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Michaels, Walmart
Favorite Sports/Teams: USWNT, Orlando Pride (nwsl), Orlando City (mls)
Things you collect/Hobbies: Rick & Morty, Star Wars, & Stranger Things Funko Pops, paint rocks
Lunch suggestions: Rosa's, Taco Delite, Taco Cabana
Classroom Wishlist: Tissues and Clorox Wipes

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Green, Connie

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education (CSC)
Birthday (mm/dd): 01/03
T-Shirt Size: XXL
Favorite Candy: Laffy Taffy’s , and peppermints
Favorite Restaurant: China Fang (Murphy, TX)
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Diet Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Hot Chocolate
Favorite Flower: Roses
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Assorted nuts & vanilla Oreos
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Cinnamon or vanilla
Favorite Stores: Dollar store, Sprouts, Whole Foods
Gift Card Ideas: Dollar store, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Amazon
Things you collect/hobbies: Dolls
Lunch Suggestions: Chinese food anything Vegan

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Hargrove, Lynda

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Ed para

Birthday (mm/dd): March 22nd

T-Shirt Size: medium

Favorite Candy: snickers

Favorite Restaurant: sonic

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks sonic

Favorite Flower: daisy

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: choc chip cookie

Favorite Color: purple

Favorite Candle Scent: none

Favorite Stores: Target

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Harrell, Kyle

Grade/Subject or Position: Applied Math
Birthday (mm/dd): 12/26
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate
Favorite Restaurant: Taco Cabana
Favorite Drink at Sonic: None
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Black Coffee
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Trail Mix
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Stores: Lowes / Home Depot
Favorite Sports/Teams: Stars / Cowboys

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Jackson, La Toya

Grade/Subject or Position: 6-8 Special Education (teacher)
Birthday: December 9th
T-Shirt Size: XXL
Favorite Candy: Starburst (tropical)
Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Oceanwater
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Favorite Flower: White Lillies
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Little Debbies (fudge rounds) Pecan Pie
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Candle Scent: Caribbean escape / bath&body works
Favorite Stores: Target, JC Penny, Bath & Body Works
Gift Card Ideas: Visa, Target, Bath & Body Works, JC Penny,
Favorite Sports/Teams: Football/ University of Texas
Things you collect/Hobbies: Candles, Italian Chefs (reading)
Lunch suggestions: BBQ
Classroom Wishlist: Board games/ electronic monopoly game/Heads Up/Jeopardy board game
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I appreciate everything PTA does! You guys ROCK!

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Jacobs, Sarah

Grade/Subject or Position: Spanish Teacher
Birthday (mm/dd): 07/29
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Dots
Favorite Restaurant: Kotta Sushi, Asian Mint, Up Inspired Kitchen, Chickfila
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Iced Peach Sweet Tea
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Iced coffee-or pretty much any drink
Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chocolate
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla
Favorite Stores: Nordstroms, Barnes and Nobles, Amazon
Gift Card Ideas: Nordstroms, Starbucks, Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: Oklahoma Sooners
Things you collect/Hobbies: Movie ticket stubs, traveling,
Lunch suggestions: Smoothies, Pulled Pork with fries, or pasta
Classroom Wishlist: Spanish reading for fun books-any level (collecting them for a classroom library), Spanish country flags (smaller ones are better so I can fit them all)
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you ?I love traveling and learning languages. I also really like Oklahoma Sooners Football (because who else would I like?) and I love dogs.

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Kiefer, Ivy

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education
Birthday: August 28th
T-Shirt Size: Large
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids
Favorite Restaurant: Chuys, La Madaline
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Ice Tea
Favorite Flower: I'm very allergic
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Tiramisu, Chips
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla
Favorite Stores: Target, Michaels, Barnes N Noble
Gift Card Ideas: Michaels, Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: Mavericks
Things you collect/Hobbies: Marvel pops,  Doctor Who
Lunch suggestions: Jason Deli, La Madaline

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Malcolm, Hunter

Grade/Subject or Position: BSC teacher
Birthday: January 12th
T-Shirt Size: Medium
Favorite Candy: Skittles
Favorite Restaurant: Taco bell
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry vanilla coke
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Pink drink
Favorite Flower: Sunflower
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Hot Cheetos
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Candle Scent: Lemon
Favorite Stores: Ulta, bath and body works,
Gift Card Ideas: Ulta, Taco Bell, starhucks
Favorite Sports/Teams: Cowboys
Lunch suggestions: Jimmy Johns
Classroom Wishlist: Pencils

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Murtaugh, Michael

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education, grades 6-8

Birthday (mm/dd): September 5th

T-Shirt Size: Large

Favorite Candy: Reese Peanut butter cups

Favorite Restaurant: 1050 BBQ

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Sonic powerade slush

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: pie
Favorite Color: blue

Favorite Stores: Amazon

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Walmart, Target

Favorite Sports/Teams: Ohio State

Things you collect/Hobbies: Star Wars

Lunch suggestions: Rosa's Cafe

Classroom Wishlist: Field trip to the Perot Museum!

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Star Wars Club sponsor, Environmental Club Co-Sponsor, Soccer Club Sponsor

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Neumann, John

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education Team Leader
Birthday (mm/dd): August 2nd
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Reese’s Pieces
Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Ocean Water
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: White Chocolate Mocha
Favorite Flower: Orchid
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: White Cheddar Popcorn
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Candle Scent: Orange Vanilla
Favorite Stores: Target
Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks
Favorite Sports/Teams: OU/Rangers/Mavs/Bears/Cubs
Things you collect/Hobbies: Penguins
Lunch suggestions: Pizza
Classroom Wishlist: Penguins
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?: I like the color orange, sports, and penguins.

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Ragsdale, Susan

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education Teaching Assistant
Birthday (mm/dd): December 6th
T-Shirt Size: XL
Favorite Candy: Mounds or Almond Joy
Favorite Restaurant: McAlister's Deli
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Peach Tea
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: White Chocolate Mocha with Peppermint made with coconut milk
Favorite Flower: Daisy
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chips, dip, cheesecake, German chocolate cake
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Candle Scent: Lavender
Favorite Stores: Target
Gift Card Ideas: Sonic, Starbucks
Favorite Sports/Teams: Denver Broncos, Dallas Mavericks
Lunch suggestions: McAlister's Deli, Jersey Mike's, Schlotzkys

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Ritzer, Caroline

Grade/Subject or Position: Special Education
Birthday: August 2nd
T-Shirt Size: Large
Favorite Candy: M&M's
Favorite Restaurant: Chili's
Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks: Unsweet Iced Tea/Caramel Macchiato
Favorite Flower: Red Roses
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Chex Mix and Ice Cream
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Candle Scent: No candles please
Favorite Stores: Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target, Walmart
Gift Card Ideas: Sonic, Starbucks,Hobby Lobby, Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: N/A
Things you collect/Hobbies: Sewing, Reading, Crafting
Lunch suggestions: Sonic, Schlotsky's, Jason's Deli
Classroom Wishlist: Chlorox wipes, pencils, small binder clips, letter size manila folders
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I feel so blessed to be a Murphy Maverick and I am so excited to watch my students learn and grow this year!

 

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Smith, Terry

Grade/Subject or Position: Multi-Sensory /Take Flight

Birthday (mm/dd): March 7th

T-Shirt Size: XL

Favorite Candy: Butterfinger or Anything Sea Salt and Caramel

Favorite Restaurant: Cristina's

Favorite Drink at Sonic: Strawberry Limeade

Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Pumpkin anything

Favorite Flower: peony

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: chips/salsa, salty/crunchy things anything chocolate

Favorite Color: hot pink

Favorite Candle Scent: citrus

Favorite Stores: Hobby Lobby Home Goods Macy's

Gift Card Ideas: Cinemark, Sonic, Macy's

Favorite Sports/Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, UNT football

Things you collect/Hobbies: Collect - fun pens Hobbies - flea market shopping, reading

Lunch suggestions: Wendy's chicken sandwich, Chipotle salad

Classroom Wishlist: Bright colors of Expo markers, set of 4-6 chapter books, mechanical pencils

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I love teaching at Murphy!

 

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Thomas, Shanique

Grade/Subject or Position: Assistant Special Ed (Inclusion)
Birthday (mm/dd): 03/07
T-Shirt Size: S
Favorite Candy: mounds
Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle/Chili's
Favorite Drink at Sonic: cherry slush
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: mocha frappuccino (minus whipped cream)
Favorite Flower: orchids
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: chex mix (cheddar, peanut butter muddy buddies)and chocolate ice-cream
Favorite Color: purple
Favorite Candle Scent: lilac
Favorite Stores: ross and burlington
Gift Card Ideas: bath and body works
Things you collect/Hobbies: souvenir shot glasses/poetry
Lunch suggestions: Chipotle, Wendy's
Classroom Wishlist: pencils
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? Jamaican born

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Wade, Christine

Grade/Subject or Position: Applied ELA, PAL
Birthday: June 9th
T-Shirt Size: Large
Favorite Candy: Snickers
Favorite Stores: Home Depot
Gift Card Ideas: Home Depot

 

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Williams, Fran 

Grade/Subject or Position: 7th / 8th ELAR - SPED
Birthday (mm/dd): 11/04
T-Shirt Size: L
Favorite Candy: Hot Tamales & Snickers
Favorite Restaurant: Fuzzy's Tacos / Jason's Deli
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Coke
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Cafe Latte
Favorite Flower: Lilies and Daisies
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Potato Chips / Coconut Macaroons
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Cranberry Woods
Favorite Stores: Amazon, Old Navy, Target, Trader Joe's
Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Target, Half Priced Books
Things you collect/Hobbies: Cookbooks / cooking
Lunch suggestions: Jason's Deli, Taco Cabana
Classroom Wishlist: bookcases and wobble chairs
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I have a gluten allergy.

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Wilson, Anitria

Grade/Subject or Position: sped para
Birthday (mm/dd): 10/07
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Hershey Almonds
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Sprite
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: chi tea latte
Favorite Flower: white rose
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: goldfish
Favorite Color: pink
Favorite Candle Scent: fresh linen
Favorite Stores: ZARA
Gift Card Ideas: Target
Favorite Sports/Teams: golden state warriors
Things you collect/Hobbies: Shop
Lunch suggestions: Vegetarian
Classroom Wishlist: Bean Bag

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Wurtz, Cheryl

Grade/Subject or Position: Sped para

Birthday (mm/dd): October 25th

T-Shirt Size: 1X

Favorite Candy: Twix

Favorite Restaurant: Maggiano's

Favorite Drink: Sonic/Starbucks Route 44 diet cherry DP

Favorite Flower: lilac

Favorite Snacks and Desserts: chex party mix

Favorite Color: cobalt blue

Favorite Candle Scent: spruce/pine

Favorite Stores: Nordstrom Rack

Gift Card Ideas: Target

Favorite Sports/Teams: Kansas Jayhawks

Things you collect/Hobbies: dragons, art, art glass

Lunch suggestions: Pei Wei, Panda

Classroom Wishlist: n/a

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? retiring soon~!

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Zdorov, Theresa

Grade/Subject or Position: Sped Assistant
Birthday: January 23rd
T-Shirt Size: M
Favorite Candy: Kit Kat
Favorite Restaurant: Mi Cocina
Favorite Drink at Sonic: Cherry Limeade
Favorite Drink at Starbucks: Chi Tea Latte
Favorite Flower: Stargazer lily
Favorite Snacks and Desserts: Anything chocolate
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Candle Scent: Vanilla Cream
Favorite Stores: Old Navy, Macy’s
Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Old Navy, Chick-fil-A
Favorite Sports/Teams: Baseball, Football /Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys
Things you collect/Hobbies: Crosses/yoga, dance cardio, cycle, reading
Lunch suggestions: Chick-fil-A
Classroom Wishlist: Pencils, erasers, colored pencils

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