Principal Profile: Tosha VanMetre
I was born and raised in North East Arkansas. I have three older brothers, who now live all over. My parents still live in North East Arkansas, and that’s normally where you can find me on breaks from school. I graduated from college with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. While I didn’t know then that I would become a teacher, I did know that I loved Math and wanted others to see the beauty in it.
You may be wondering how I ended up here, in Texas. Well, shortly after graduation, I met a Texan named Craig. We were married, and he was offered a new job in Texas. We relocated to Austin for several years, then moved here, to Georgetown. We have two sons, Parker and Spencer, who attend Village Elementary and participate in the Dual Language program. They keep me busy with Jiu Jitsu, piano, and soccer.
Earlier I mentioned I didn’t know that I would become a teacher, but it became clearer that it was what I wanted to do. I am certified in Mathematics and taught Algebra and Geometry at the High School level. I then learned I wanted to support other teachers, so I became an Instructional Coach for all contents in grades 6-8. To continue that journey and return to serving students, I became an administrator. I was an Associate Principal for a middle school campus prior to joining the Forbes administrative team as an Assistant Principal. I'm now proud to serve the Carver Elementary community as the Principal. I feel lucky to learn from and serve such a diverse and inclusive community.
Assistant Principal Profile: Desiree Jez
Desiree Jez was born and raised in South Texas. Her teaching career began in 2006 in Premont, Texas, where she taught fourth grade. She then moved to the Killeen area and taught for six years, having taught second and third grades. She also taught third grade at Cooper Elementary in Georgetown for four years before becoming assistant principal of Pickett Elementary and now, Carver Elementary. Mrs Jez holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Prior to entering the field of education, Mrs. Jez worked with auditing and accounting for local governments.
Mrs. Jez is married to her college sweetheart, Travis. Together, they have a beautiful daughter named Hadley as well as a rambuncious goldendoodle, Rhett.
Mrs. Jez is honored and proud to be working here at George Washington Carver Elementary.
Assistant Principal Profile: Charlotte Young
Ms. Young is honored and proud to be working here at George Washington Carver Elementary.