Walnut Creek Elementary

Educational Support




Instructional Coaches


Left to Right/Front Row: Ms. , Ms. Betancourt, Ms. Martinez

Left to Right/Back Row: Mrs. Lyons, Ms. Amador, Mr. Jackson


 Special Education Team








Ms. Martinez-Resource Bilingual


ariana_mtz.jpgI am a first year teacher and I am so happy that I am working with the staff, students, and parents at Walnut Creek Elementary! I moved to Austin, Texas nearly a year and a half ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. My goal is to attend The University of Texas to receive a Master's Degree in Special Education as this is my true passion! I truly enjoy reading, doing yoga, and hiking!




Nick Jackson - Reading Specialist


jackson.jpg¡Saludos! I am Nick Jackson, and I am so happy that I have been a bilingual reading teacher at Walnut Creek for the past 16 years. I have been a teacher for 23 years after I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also attended Austin Community College, Angelo State University, The University of Houston, and Texas State University. I completed my master’s degree in bilingual education in 2005 from UT. My wife Janice and I have one daughter, Astrid, who attended all her years of elementary school at Walnut Creek and is now a Young Woman Leader at the Ann Richards School.  I love to learn about and talk about new things so please engage me in conversation about my new passion: apicultura (beekeeping)!



Pat Lyons - Bilingual Literacy Specialist


lyons.jpgHi! My Name is Pat Lyons. I am currently a Bilingual Literacy Specialist at Walnut Creek Elementary. I thoroughly enjoy working alongside a dedicated and caring community. I obtained by teaching degree and Masters from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. After graduation, I began my teaching career at Midland ISD. I worked there for 17 years as a Bilingual Educator, then as the Even Start Family Center Director and lastly as an Early Childhood Director. I am excited to be part of the Walnut Creek Eagles and look forward to another great year!






Ignacio Rodriguez - Bilingual Therapeutic Social Behavioral Skills Teacher