Welcome to Mrs. Sparks' 7th grade English Class

Phone: Utley Middle School: (972) 771-5281


Degrees and Certifications:

Texas A&M University Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Katie Akers & Nancy Farrar

This semester while Mrs. Sparks is on maternity leave, there will be two long terms subs. 

Mrs. Akers’ district email address: katie.akers@rockwallisd.org

Mrs. Farrar’s district email address: nancy.farrar@rockwallisd.org


Mrs. Akers will be the substitute on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Mrs. Farrar will be the substitute on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be subbing until Mrs. Sparks returns from maternity after spring break.


We’d like to provide a brief background on our teaching experience, so that you can get to know a little about us. Mrs. Akers has been teaching middle school English for the past 5 years, and is subbing part time this semester while she works on her Master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership. Mrs. Farrar retired from Utley last year after 27 years in the classroom.


We are both looking forward to getting to know the students and parents in Mrs. Sparks’ classes this semester. Feel free to contact us if you have and comments, questions, or concerns during the semester.




Katie Akers & Nancy Farrar