Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies English as a Second Language (grades 1-8) Elementary Self Contained (grades 1-8) Elementary Mathematics (grades 1-8)
Mrs. Limaris Swailes
My name is Limaris Swailes and I am Madden’s EL Specialist. ELs are my passion as I was an EL student myself. I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Texas at the age of 15. This year I begin my 24th year of teaching in FBISD and 18 of those years have been in with Els. I graduated in 1998 from the University of Houston with a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught, self contained 2nd and 3rd grade, and ELs. In 2011-2012 I was named Teacher of the Year at my campus and FBISD's ESL Teacher of the Year. Then in 2016-2017, I was named Madden's Teacher of the Year. It was such a humbling experience to be nominated by my colleagues and to represent our campus.
I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. In my spare time I love to read and spend time with my family. I am so proud to be at Madden and am looking forward to helping our second language learners excel academically. If you have any questions regarding our EL program, please contact me.
My schedule is constantly being adjusted in order to meet the needs of our students. You may see me in a classroom providing support to a particular class, or meeting with teachers during PLCs or team meetings.