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Meet our staff

Help your student get to know their favorite people at CHE by learning about our amazing professionals and what they like!

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JADE ADUDDEL

 

CASL-1A

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

chips and salsa, knitting!, traveling

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I lived in Kilgore, Texas and attended Chandler Elementary in Mrs. Listenbee's class.

 

How do you like to exercise?

Chasing around the 45 second graders is the extent of my exercise during the school year. Summers I go to boot camp.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a 3 lbs red toy poodle named Gracen, and a 4 month old Duluth calico Persian kitten named Prim.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Cheezits, caffeine, salty snacks, slim jims.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

calming colors

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

getting back into a routine.

 

 

STEPHANEA ARAUJO

 

Bilingual Resource Teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

cats, dark chocolate, sweet tea, any kind of gift card! :)

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Houston, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Zumba

 

What pets do you have?

a fat cat named Charlie

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

buttered popcorn; hummus and pita chips;

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

colors

 

 

 

JAMIE BARWICK

 

2nd grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

baking, reading, gardening, hanging out with my kids, coffee, dark chocolate

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Camp Pendleton, CA

 

How do you like to exercise?

Running, walking or hiking 

in my living room! Beachbody DVDs

 

What pets do you have?

3 kids ;)

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Starbucks Refreshers, popcorn and fruit

Trail mix , veggies and hummus, chocolate

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

their pictures & it's colorful 

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

book character parade & Having some of my first graders from last year! :

 

 

MIRANDA BEAN

 

instructional aide for CASL

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Chick-fil-A, Reese's Candy, shopping at Kirkland's, Paint with a Twist and candles

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

College Station, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

either walking or working out to a Jillian Michaels video

 

What pets do you have?

one dog named Little Bit

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

nutrigrain bars, fiber one brownies or fiber one coffee cake

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Meeting the students

 

 

 

 

SHARON BEAN

 

Resource Assistant

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Weattherford, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Running, walking or hiking

 

What pets do you have?

none

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

whole grain crackers and fruit

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

wall decorations

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

going outside to have lessons

 

 

 

JULIE BRENNER

2nd grade dual Language

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Beautiful weather

time with my family

Wings N More

Starbucks

Music

Traveling

Christmas

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I attended 2nd grade at Johnson Elementary in Bryan, TX and my teacher was Mrs. Metzer and she is still to this day my favorite teacher ever.

 

How do you like to exercise?

Walks

I would love to lift some weights

I would LOVE to have time to exercise

 

What pets do you have?

no pets

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Chex mix

snickers

almonds

pretzels

apples

pears

bananas

coffee

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

a happy, smiling, welcoming teacher with her beautiful students,

structure, clean

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Getting accustomed to College Hills and all of their wonderful students.

This has been a wonderful year so far.

I'm looking forward to seeing the continuous growth of my students, especially in their 2nd language acquisition.

 

 

 

JUDY BREWER

Counselor

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

my family and pets, fruit or spice scented candles, flowers, cinnamon Altoids, and Extra spearmint gum. The Aggie Band, old black and white movies, hot chocolate and fun coffee, cooking and fruit scented candles, post-its with lines on them and seasonal note pads!!

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I lived in New Jersey until 3rd grade and then moved to Reston, VA. I moved to Silsbee, TX in 5th grade and graduated from high school there!!

 

How do you like to exercise?

Zumba, yoga, cycling, walking

 

What pets do you have?

Ginger, my Yorkie and Shady, my lab mix

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Turkey jerky and almonds

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

It is happy, bright and welcoming!!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Getting to know more students,parents and staff!!

 

 

 

TERRI CAFFEE

3rd grade

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

water, dark chocolate, apples, coffee, colorful pens

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Norman, OK

 

How do you like to exercise?

Dancing

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school? 

Almonds, apples,

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room? 

Lots of red.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?  

Getting to know my students and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

KAYE CANNON

Kindergarten teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Bryan, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Group fitness classes

 

What pets do you have?

a female jack russell dog named Sadie

a male sheltie dog named Sammie

a white male rabbit named Hoppy

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Sonic Drink (Vanilla Coke Zero)

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

I hope they notice how child friendly my room is.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

all of the fun lessons that we do each year as a tradition- pajama day, 100th day, book character parade, field trip to Kyle Field and farm patch- and of course, the circus!

 

 

 

JULIE DEAN

Bilingual Receptionist

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Coffee, Bunnies, Hiking, Coffee, Chocolate, Swimming, Coffee, Long Walks on the Beach, Margaritas, Reading, Singing in the Shower ;)

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I grew up in Costa Rica 

 

How do you like to exercise?

Swim, Hike, Bike, and play on the playground with my little one

 

What pets do you have?

3 Chickens.  And, we are pet sitters so we spoil everyone elses pets.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?  

Coffee, Veggie Straws, Carrots with hummus & Almonds

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

The office is friendly, has books, and we are always looking for students to give Paws'itive Praise.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Book Parade!  

 

 

 

ELAINE EVERETT

Kindergarten teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things...

lizards, gardening, tennis, home repair, travel:))

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Birmingham, England, birth to 18 years

 

How do you like to exercise?

swimming and tennis

 

What pets do you have?

Two guinea pigs: Bill and Ben. A cat called Gavindt and several fish

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Coke zero and nuts or crackers

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

There is a hands-on Discovery Station

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

Meeting new students who are eager to learn and socialize.

 

 

 

MATT FLEENER

 

1st grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

My family, my students, my animals, Texas A&M, Aggie Athletics.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

San Antonio, TX - Northern Hills Elementary 

 

How do you like to exercise?

Working outside, Running, Playing with my girls

 

What pets do you have?

Dog, 2 cats, 2 turtles, 20 chickens...

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Pretzels, Reese's Peanut Butter and Diet Coke

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Pete the Cat, fun

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Learning and growing with my students

 

 

 

AMBER FRIEDRICH

4th grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Playing with my 4yr little girl, Fishing, Family time, chocolate, coke

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Bellville, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Swimming, walking around my neighborhood

 

What pets do you have?

1 Dog, he is a lab

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

plain lays potato chips, chocolate and a sonic drink

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

lots of color and group work

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Getting to know new kiddos and teachers

 

 

 

WHITMEY GAN (GILLILAND)

paraprofessional, CASL 1

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Running, my husband, my dog, helping children reach their full potential :)

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I lived in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I run every day with my dog and sometimes my husband. I also enjoy long walks.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a 6-year-old dog.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

I make this really good trail mix out of stuff from HEB.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

A happy learning environment!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I am really looking forward to seeing the children's growth and building positive relationships with them. Best parts of working in a school district if you ask me!

 

 

 

 

CYNTHIA GRIMES

 

Head Start

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Anything with bees, colorful notepads

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Arlington, TX - I went to Arlington Country Day School

 

How do you like to exercise?

We live in the country and I like to take walks in the woods, AEROBIC DANCING

 

What pets do you have?

3 Dogs -  JD, Sue a boy Labrador mix & Molly (my favorite) a Shar-pei mix

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Chex Mix (salty) apples, string cheese, nuts, pretzels

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Lots of toys, happy music and books

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

having a great year doing, exploring, learning and having fun

 

 

 

JULIE HARRIS

2nd Grade

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

books, puzzles (paper, pencil and physical puzzles)

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Houston, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

run, yoga, bootcamp

 

What pets do you have?

cat, gerbil

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

pretzels, cheese, apple

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

first year back in 21 years, proably I like things simple

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

getting to know the kids in my class and helping them grow in learning

 

 

 

LAURIE HARRIS

front office - attendance/registration

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

chocolate, daisies, candles  

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I attended elementary school at Newton Razor Elementary in Denton, TX and then South Knoll Elementary in College Station

 

How do you like to exercise?

walking and running

 

What pets do you have? 

4 dogs, 1 cat, 4 chickens, 2 ducks, and 1 potbelly pig

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

crackers, pretzels, veggies and hummus

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

lots of file cabinets! my bulletin board full of pictures of fun times at CHE, and encouraging notes I've received from CHE friends

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

Book Character Parade and Paws to the Pavement

 

 

 

PAULA HENDERSON

Special Education-CASL teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Waco, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

walking, tennis and home weights

 

What pets do you have?

Scout, a Schnauzer/Dachsund mix

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Any snacks are great.  Fresh fruit, popcorn, pretzels, nuts...

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

We have students in different grade level.  They seem to enjoy the calm lighting.  The bean bags chairs and our swing are favorite spots to relax.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I look forward to helping with being a part of the Book Character Parade - it is always so much fun.  I enjoy our field trips and CASL family Potluck at the end of they year.

 

 

 

TIFFANY HOLLIE

4TH GRADE

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I lived in Bryan and went to Bowen Elementary

 

How do you like to exercise?

I teach zumba and love going to the gym to run and lift weights!

 

What pets do you have?

I have a teacup yorkie named Zoe and an Australian Shepard mix named Blue

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Fruit, veggie sticks, jolly ranchers

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

they will hear music and fun bright colors!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends with my co-workers!

 

 

 

ALLISON JONES

Kindergarten teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Monte Vista, CO

 

How do you like to exercise?

Running, walking or hiking

 

What pets do you have?

none

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after schooL?

chocolate and popcorn

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

My big Moose and the numbers on the cabinets.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Graduating from TAMU with my Masters in Special Education in May!

 

 

MELISSA KLAPUCH

Secretary

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Gummi Bears, Movies, Music, & Board Games!!

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Bastrop. TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Yoga, Pilates, NOT Running!

 

What pets do you have?

Kyp- Golden Retriever, Kira- Tuxedo Cat

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Fruit, Baked Lays Sour Cream & Onion

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

The Cats

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

making new friends

 

 

 

MOIRA KOETT

Reading coach

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Conneticut

 

How do you like to exercise?

Group fitness classes

 

What pets do you have?

no pets

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

I love chex mix and a diet coke with lime!

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Raggedy Ann surrounded by lots of books!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Watching the children grow as readers! So exciting to watch those little ones when they are just starting to read, their excitement is contagious!!

 

 

 

SANDRA KRISCIUNAS

1st Grade Dual Language

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Christmas - Starbucks - watch movies - music

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

La Serena, CHILE

 

How do you like to exercise?

Gym (when I can make it) and jumping in the trampoline with my son.

 

What pets do you have?

none

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

yogurt, skinny cow bars

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

A lot of red, everything in Spanish, good smell

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Continuous growth of my students. Listen more conversations in Spanish!! and trying to let the ready for Second Grade!

 

 

 

VICKIE MARTIN

Reading Specialist

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Inola, OK

 

How do you like to exercise?

any way to exercise!

 

What pets do you have?

dogs and cats

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

fruit or popcorn

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

usually iPads or itouches

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

working with students

 

 

SHERRY MCMILLIN

ESL teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Needville, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Going to the gym

 

What pets do you have?

The family only has fish for pets.  In the past we have had turtles, toads, and a dog.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

My favorite afternoon snacks are apples and yogurt.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Children always notice my teaching friend Mrs. Atkins when they enter my room.  When she is not at her desk, they ask about where she is.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to finding out more about my students as their knowledge of English grows.

 

 

 

JENNIFER MILLS

Enrichment Specialist

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Dancing, exercise, reading, beaches/boats, spending time with family & friends

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

How do you like to exercise?

Group fitness classes (Zumba, yoga, etc)

 

What pets do you have?

Two young brother cats named Fineas & Ferb

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Trail mix, peanut M&M's, and Dr. Pepper

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

I am very organized, which makes it easier to find the FUN!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

I am looking forward to the adventure & challenge of my new position and meeting my wonderful new students!

 

 

 

 

MEGHAN MORAN

3rd grade English/Language Arts/Reading

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Spending time with my husband and our 3 sons, being outdoors, Aggie sports (especially volleyball, football, and baseball), reading

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now? 

I lived in Van Vleck, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love to run! I do marathon/half marathon running.

 

What pets do you have?

No pets, just kids!

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Sweet tea and chocolate

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

My vocabulary volcano

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

I'm looking forward to creating positive reading and writing memories with my students.

 

 

 

EMILY MULLINS

Assistant PE Teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

learning, kids, my sweet pup, my cute boyfriend, my step-mom, exercise, Breaking Bad, board sports (snowboard, longboard, wakeboard, etc), gymnastics

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania!

 

How do you like to exercise?

Anything outside when the weather is beautiful! I enjoy hiking & jogging with my pup & sometimes mountain/road biking.

 

What pets do you have? 

1 dog. A 12-pound apricot cockapoo AKA the LOVE of my life!!! My little Lacey Lou Mullins.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Those "veggie stick" chips! They sure aren't veggies, but they at least make me feel healthy, and they are soooo good!

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

That it's time to play some games!!! Let's get moving!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

The kids! This is my first year in education, and I cannot express how excited I am. I am 200% positive that I am more excited than the kids to come back to school!!

 

 

 

RUTH MUNOZ

1st grade assistant teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

earrings and bracelets. Going to the movies.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Columbia

 

How do you like to exercise?

I exercise at the gym

 

What pets do you have?

dog

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

fruits, cookies and chocolates

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I want to collaborate with teachers success, and students improvement.

 

 

BARBARA NEWLAND

Kindergarten teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Ballinger, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

swimming

 

What pets do you have?

2 cats & chickens

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

chocolates, chips, fruit & Sonic drinks!

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

the pig with lips

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Science experiments, Getting to know the kids through their writing

 

 

 

 

EMILY PITTS

2nd grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

I love stars. My Christmas tree is covered with star ornaments. I enjoy traveling with my husband. I like peanut butter M&M's.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I attended Mrs. Dean's 2nd grade class at Frost Elementary in Georgetown,  Texas.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I like to walk around my neighborhood and try new classes.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a seven year old miniature schnauzer named Buster.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

I like to enjoy popcorn, mixed nuts or any fresh fruit.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

I have stars hanging from the ceiling and a large paper tree on the wall.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to meeting all the new students and the birth of my son in November.

 

 

 

SARA RADTKE

3RD grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

taking naps on a rainy afternoon, drinking tea and playing scrabble, curling up a with a good book, playing with my dog

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Iowa City, IA

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love to go on long walks with my husband and dog.

 

What pets do you have?

Ruby, a Catahoula Leopard Dog

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Popcorn, pretzels, trail mix and M&Ms!

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

a calm and inviting learning environment

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Seeing my students grow a love of reading!

 

 

 

 

LATOSHA RICE

Behavior Assistant

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Reading, traveling and swimming

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Houston, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

swimming

 

What pets do you have?

a sweet cat named Shorty Getleaux

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after schooL?

Ruffles Sour Cream & Cheddar Chips

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

How quiet it is in the Cool Down Room... no distractions

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Seeing students' growth from previous year(s)

 

 

AMY SCHORLEMMER

1st grade

 

These are a few of my favorite things.

Cooking, gardening, reading, movies, traveling, animals, taking pictures & spending time with family.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Pueblo, Colorado

 

How do you like to exercise?

At the gym (Gold's classes or on my own) or at home doing yoga, taking walks

 

What pets do you have?

1 dog

1 cat

1 peacock

26 goats

Thousands of bees

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Almonds, dark chocolate, popcorn, cheese,

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Lots of color

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Enjoying my second year in 1st grade, teaching closer to my coworkers in the pod.

 

 

 

TAMRA SCHWERTNER

2nd grade teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things.

chocolate, coffee, books, movies, friends and family

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Hometown of Ballinger Tx.

 

How do you like to exercise?

Walk

 

What pets do you have?

Jack Russell terrier - Jersey

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

fruits, vegetables, cheese, chips

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Lots of color

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Meeting  my new class of 2nd graders!

 

 

 

JENNIFER SKRIVANEK

Assistant Principal

 

These are a few of my favorite things.

reading books, traveling with family and friends, spending time with my children, spending time with my dog, watching classic movies

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Sulphur Springs, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

yoga and walking

 

What pets do you have?

2 dogs-Zoey and Maggie and 1 cat - Oreo

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

nuts, yogurt, protein bars

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Painting of my dog - Zoey - painted by my 8 year old niece and a painting of Chip and Dale - two of my favorite Disney characters.  I waited in line for a long time to get the painting sign by them the last time I was at Disney World.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Meeting the students and families at CHE. Working together with the teachers to create a safe and positive learning environment for all CHE students.

 

 

 

ERIN SPARKS

3rd Grade ELA

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

music, food, laughter

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Arp, Texas

 

How do you like to exercise?

At the gym listening to a podcast. I mostly enjoy cardio.

 

What pets do you have?

One dog.  Carlie.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

I try to snack healthy like granola bars or trail mix.  But candy bars are always great, too:)

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

That my room is safe and inviting.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

A fresh start.

 

 

 

JENNA SMALLEY

Resource Teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things.

I like doing projects around the house, graphic design, and reading

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I teach K-4 resource primarily for 3rd & 4th grade. When I was in 3rd & 4th grade, I went to school in Aldine ISD in Houston.

 

How do you like to exercise?

It does not matter, but I like being outside.

 

What pets do you have?

I have three mini dachshunds and a turtle.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

baked lays, hot cheetos, coke zero

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

The students will know that learning is fun!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I look forward to helping the students grow academically.

 

 

 

SALLY SMITH

Librarian

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Houston, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Gardening and yard work

 

What pets do you have?

no pets

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

mixed nuts & pretzels

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

books and computers

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

Introducing downloadable audiobooks to CHE teachers, students, and families and bringing two book fairs to College Hills Elementary.

 

 

 

STEPHANIE SNIDER

 

4TH Grade Teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things...

Art, Mexican food, traveling, chocolate, Texas Tech, cupcakes (or any sweets really)

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Victoria, Texas

 

How do you like to exercise?

Yes

 

What pets do you have?

A yellow lab, Maggie

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Diet Coke, fruit, any kind of bars (special k etc.)

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

My book collection, I hope!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

Getting to know a new school family - kids, parents, coworkers

 

 

 

REBEKAH STONE

2nd Grade Self Contained

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

cupcakes, sunflowers, quilting, scrapbooking

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Center, Texas

 

How do you like to exercise?

Running

 

What pets do you have?

1 dog, Bentley

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Chocolate Covered Almonds

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Lots of cupcakes!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year? 

Having my baby :)

 

 

DEANNE SWIERC

Reading Assistant

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

A few of my favorite things are children, my family, CHE, reading and NCIS.  

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas.  I went to Kate Schenck Elementary.

 

How do you like to exercise?  

I don't like to exercise.  I am trying to learn to like it.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a guinea pig named Penny.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

I like bananas and chocolate, not necessarily together.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

 I don't have a room.  I work in the 1st grade POD, but I would like to think they notice a big welcoming smile.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to working with my groups of students and seeing all my friends at breakfast and lunch everyday.

 

 

 

PATRICIA VARGAS

Kinder-Dual-Spanish

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

fresh cherries, mangos, painting with acrylics, movies,

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I was in Lima, Peru.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I enjoy jogging 3 times a week.

 

What pets do you have?

None at home. But I would like a puppy, small like a Maltese, Schnauzer.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Plain almonds, hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, any fruit except apples (I don't like apples)

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Our classroom pet, Almendra, a female guinea pig.

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Get all my kids to have a happy kinder year, to love to come to school and be ready for the challenges of first grade.

In a personal note, see my oldest son graduate from High School and go to college.

 

 

 

 

CECILIA VEGA

2nd grade DL teacher

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Laffy taffy candy, cherry coke with cherries from sonic, really any place to eat like whataburger, sonic,chick-fila etc. I like fish daddy's and any authentic Mexican food place:)) I also enjoy going to bahama bucks for smoothies or snow cones and watching movies at the movie theaters or from red box with my family.

 

I also enjoy getting my nails (manicure) and feet (pedicure) done, it relaxes me and spending time with my girls and family.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I was in Mexico and then arrived mid-year to attend Mary Branch in Bryan.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love to dance and stay active with exercises for my mid-section, or should I say my stomach. After having kids that's the part that gives me the hardest time:)))

 

I also enjoy listening to music when I am running. The one thing that I would like to try is a yoga class, however my schedule is so busy that its been hard to get to one.

 

What pets do you have?

We have a girl lab.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Anything that's Sweet and salty those are my favorite. I don't like straight chocolate, I can take chocolate with almonds or nuts. I enjoy the taste of the chewy sweet and salty snacks.

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

That's its welcoming, safe and structured so that they know were things are even when the teacher is not there. Its also a place to learn and have fun so that they can learn to be independent and grow their brains.:)

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Too seeing my kids again since I get to move up with them from first to second. yeah:))

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH VEGA

Bilingual Reading Interventionist

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Post it notes, white out, colored pens

 

here did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

I provide Reading Interventions to Kinder through 4th graders.  I grew up in B/CS.  I attended South Knoll Elementary until Second Grade, Rock Prairie Elementary in 3rd and 4th grade

 

How do you like to exercise?

Walking is my go to.  I also enjoy zumba and dancing.

 

What pets do you have?

no pets

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

healthy popcorn, fruit

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

Lots of color and books

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Helping my readers grow!

 

 

 

STACIE WATSON

Resource 3rd & 4th grade teacher

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Seguin, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

I don't

 

What pets do you have?

2 Boston Terriers and 1 cat

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Pecans, peanuts, chocolate, fresh fruit

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

SMILES!!! Dogs and book themes

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

Christmas Play that my class puts on for the school

 

 

 

KAREN WHITE

Computer lab

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

My 9 grandchildren, music, gardening and golf.

 

Where did you live growing up when you attended the grade that you teach now?

Crockett Elementary, Bryan, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

Golf is my favorite but I also enjoy walking with my dog and swimming.

 

What pets do you have?

I have one dog named, Lyndee.  She is a dachshund mix who loves to chase squirrels.

 

What do you like to snack on when you are working in your room after school?

Cheez-its or peanut M&M’s

 

What is something children will notice when they go into your room?

My love for the color lime green!

 

What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I love the fact that I get to teacher students in consecutive years. I always look forward to seeing them build upon the prior year’s skills and learning new ones!