Ann Marie Fontes is the behavior interventionist for the STARS/Focus Room and will respond to students in need of behavior intervention and support. Mrs. Fontes will facilitate breaks, calming strategies, and will provide opportunities for students to develop coping skills, and to plan and create goals for themselves in the classroom and beyond
Mrs. Fontes joins the Gordon Parks family from her last position working with children with behavior disorders in the Shawnee Mission School District. She completed her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, where she began her professional career working as a legal assistant, but soon found herself drawn to administering to her local community, especially to children and their families. She has worked with children of various ages in a range of settings, including early childhood, special education, and enrichment.
Mrs. Fontes lives nearby in Roeland Park Kansas with her husband and three teen age boys. Mrs. Fontes emphatically believes in the importance of participating in the creation, growth and vision of Gordon Parks Elementary, to forge relationships with students and their families, and the local Kansas City community in order to provide opportunity, education and inspiration for the students of our school today and tomorrow.