Desirae Manzanares

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Desirae Manzanares

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Hello, and welcome to my homepage! My name is Desirae Manzanares. I am the Gifted & Talented/ Connections teacher at Beall Elementary School. I graduated from Coronado High School in 2005 and the University of Texas at El Paso with a dual Bachelors Degree in Political Science & American History in 2009 with Cum Laude Honors.

I worked for the United States House of Representatives for over three years, working both with the El Paso community as a liaison, as well as a legislative aide in Washington, DC, while gaining my Teaching Certification at the same time!

I am now enjoying my time as a teacher, working my hardest to ensure your children gain a better understanding of the world around them and giving them tools to assist them on their road to success! Each day, it is a pleasure to work with your children, and this website will allow you to contact me and monitor your child's progress and what we are doing in the classroom with just a click of a mouse!


Conference Periods/ Contact Information:

If you would like to schedule a conference with me to discuss your child’s progress ,or any issue, I am available:

Monday-Friday 8:15am-8:45 am

Room 29

Please notify at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like to schedule the conference so I can make the proper accommodations.

I am also available to discuss any assignments or issues over the phone so please feel free to call me on my personal cellphone at 915-269-3061.


Classroom Rules:

Listen carefully, follow directions and finish your work.

Respect others and their property at all times.

Raise your hand to ask a question, make a comment, or get our of your seats.

Treat others the way you would like to be treated. No bullying!

Always be punctual and ready for class!


Classroom Expectations:

Homework is to be completed on time.

No cheating.

Come to class prepared.

If an assignment is finished students will silently read.

Always do your best and embrace your creativity!



Homework Policy:


Homework is to be completed on time, and while there may be occasions in which an emergency has arisen making it more difficult to complete assignments, all late assignments will be deducted points for each day it is late.

Discipline Policy:

Behavioral Management Strategy:

In the classroom, as a method of controlling the volume of the class, we will be using the Red/Yellow/Green light strategy.

·         RED Light – silently working, listening, focusing; teacher says, “voices” & students say,” Off”

·         YELLOW Light – whispering while working collaboratively in pairs and/or groups

·         GREEN Light – talking with classmates to accomplish a task

Discipline Strategy:

·         1st warning - verbal/non-verbal warning

·         2nd Warning – physical separation from other students

·         3rd Warning – teacher/student conference

·         4th Warning – call to the parent

·         5th Warning - referral to administration