Govalle Elementary School

Special Areas

Ariel Kay - Art Teacher

This will be my 7th year teaching and my 5th year at Govalle! I love to go swimming and explore nature. My hopes and dreams for Govalle students this year is that we can all show love and respect to each other and make Govalle a strong community.

Ariel Kay - Art Teacher

Michael Dixon - Music Teacher

Hey Govalle! It's Mr. Dixon! I'm so excited to be back for my 4th awesome year with my students! When I'm not teaching my fantastic Roadrunners, I get to sing and perform all over the city with different music companies like Austin Opera, Chorus Austin, Texas Bach Festival, Inversion Ensemble, just to name a few. When I'm not doing music-related stuff, I'm usually hanging out with my wonderful wife and our 4 cats or playing video games in my spare time. My hope and dream is that EVERY single one of my students knows that they are special and can make music an important part of their lives no matter where they go or what they do. I can't wait to make music with YOU!

Jenet Tookes - PE Teacher



Stacey Smith - Librarian

I have been an educator for 23 years! Something I love to do outside of school/work is to watch sports, read folktales, poetry, politics, history, and visit beautiful places in nature with family and friends, or just myself. My hopes and dreams for the kids at Govalle this year is that they have at least one friendship they can count on, feel confident in their learning and capabilities, get outside and learn about nature, find a book or series of books they LOVE, and truly have an extra-ordinary experience, at least once in the school year!