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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!

     Email: collegehillspto@gmail.com

 

STEPHANEA ARAUJO

 

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

 

 

GLORIA BALDRIDGE

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

sparkling water / unsweetened

fruit tea.

 

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

in Mexico.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love it!!

 

What pets do you have?

None

 

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

water, any sort of peanuts.

 

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

A have a lot of books in my room. I work in the library room, I am a speech

pathologist assistant, so not sure if this will apply to me, but thank you

nevertheless.

 

 

MIRANDA BEAN

 

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

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

gardening and crafts

 

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

Weattherford, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

I like walking my dog and aerobics.

 

What pets do you have?

Alaskan Husky

 

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

popcorn and diet coke

 

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

a lot of color

 

 

 

 

JULIE BRENNER

 

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

 

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Water, Diet Peach Green Tea from Sonic, Snapple Diet Peach Tea, white cheddar popcorn, dark chocolate, apples, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, cinnamon, colorful pens, stationary....

 

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? 

IT'S FUN IN HERE!!

 

 

 

KAYE CANNON

 

 

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!

 

 

 

ELAINE EVERETT

 

 

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

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Pete the Cat, being silly and goofy with my kids, Aggie sports

 

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

San Antonio (Northern Hills Elem. - Mrs. Truex) 

 

How do you like to exercise?

DIY projects/Home construction

 

What pets do you have?

Dog, Snake, 2 Cats, 2 Turtles, ? chickens

 

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

Pretzels, Skittles

 

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?

Pete the Cat!

 

 

 

AMBER FRIEDRICH

 

 

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)

 

 

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!

 

 

GRACIELA GONZALEZ

 

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

Laredo, Texas

 

How do you like to exercise?  

Zumba -Walk-Bike

 

What pets do you have? 

None

 

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

Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar, fruit,  Skinny Popcorn, and almonds.

 

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

The students notice the different smells of essential oils and some of the lights off.

 

 

KATIA GONZALEZ

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Exercising

Playing board games

Shopping at TJ Max or Target

 

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

I lived in South Texas! Known as “The Valley” in a small city called Mission.

 

How do you like to exercise?

Going to the gym! I do cardio and lift weights.

 

What pets do you have?

I’m hoping to get a dog soon!

 

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

Fruits like strawberries, cucumber, cantaloupe.

Chocolates

Nutella and bread

 

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

How happy I am to see them and to teach them

 

 

CYNTHIA GRIMES

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

bees and plants

 

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?

I like to take walks in the woods

 

What pets do you have?

right now I don't have any that are mine - but my daughter's chihuahua is very dear to me

we do have a class fish named Larry

 

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

goldfish, anything salty

 

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

lots of toys and books

 

 

 

JULIE HARRIS

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

yarn, books, camping

 

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

Houston, Texas - I attended Northline Elementary in HISD.

 

How do you like to exercise?

run, walk, bicycle, yoga

 

What pets do you have?

cat

 

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

apple, cheese, pretzels, nuts

 

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?

the materials are for the students to use

 

 

 

LAURIE HARRIS

 

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

 

 

GINGER HART 

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

watching movies, Harry Potter, T-Rex things

 

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

Jacksonville, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

swimming, walking my dogs, dancing

 

What pets do you have?

2 dogs

 

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

popcorn and plain m&ms

 

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

Cat in the Hat stuff and a stuffed (fake) llama head on the wall.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

JENNIFER HURD

 

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

Hope, Arkansas

 

How do you like to exercise?

I like to walk and do weights.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a dog, an American Cocker Spaniel, named Bailey.

 

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

Kit Kats (actually anything chocolate), mini saltine crackers, cheese, sweet tea  

 

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

The rocking chair is something children notice when they come into my room.

 

 

 

ALLISON JONES

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

MARY MCCORD

 

These are a few of my favorite things: 

chocolate, Netflix, road trips, rock n' roll (Beach Boys, Elvis, etc.)

 

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

College Station! I went to Rock Prairie Elementary and Coach Weir was my PE teacher!

 

How do you like to exercise?

by playing Ultimate Frisbee or basketball

 

What pets do you have?

I do not have any pets.

 

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

Kit Kats, Snickers

 

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

They will always see me waiting at the door to greet them or give them high fives as they come in.

 

 

SHERRY MCMILLIN

 

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.

 

 

ALLISON MECHE

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

my family, yellow, Africa, Texas A&M and gold retrievers.

 

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

I  lived in Liberty, TX.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love to go to the gym and on walks with my dog.

 

What pets do you have?

A golden retriever, Benny.

 

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

Fruit, popcorn, peanut butter filled pretzels.

 

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

It's very BRIGHT! :) Lots of color and fun seating!

 

 

JENNIFER MILLS

Enrichment Specialist

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

Dancing, exercise, golf, 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) and golf

 

What pets do you have?

Two 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!

 

 

AMY MERRITT

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Spending time with my family, lounging in the pool, decorating my house, shopping at Hobby Lobby, and going antiquing.

 

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

Temple

 

How do you like to exercise?

Go to the gym

 

What pets do you have?

Chocolate lab

 

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

Riesen, Wintergreen Lifesavers, Dove chocolate (regular and dark), cheddar popcorn, kettle corn popcorn, Big Red  

 

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

They notice all of the western stuff! We've owned horses, cows and lots of barn cats!

 

 

CAROLINE MERITT

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

leopard print, mountain dew, the beach, and Disney World

 

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

Midland, TX

 

How do you like to exercise?

I like to go for walks

 

What pets do you have?

None

 

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

Chex- mix, pretzels, skinny pop (white cheddar)

 

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

The animal print and animal poster

 

 

MEGHAN MORAN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

star ornaments, Reese's peanut butter cups, Mexican food

 

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

I grew up in Georgetown, Texas. I attended Frost Elementary in 2nd grade and my teacher was Mrs. Dean.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I like to exercise by walking the neighborhood with my family or working in the yard.

 

What pets do you have?

I have a miniature schnauzer named Buster.

 

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

I like caramel popcorn, butter popcorn or homemade chex mix.

 

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

I love stars! I have stars hanging from the ceiling!

 

 

SARA RADTKE

 

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

 

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)

 

 

 

MYRNA RUEDA

 

These are a few of my favorite things:

dogs, plants, Big Red, chocolate Turtles, Werther's Original Soft Caramel candies with Vanilla creme inside, organizing, pretzels, crackers, cheese sticks, essential oils

 

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

Bryan, Texas

 

How do you like to exercise?

boxing, walking on trails

 

What pets do you have?

dogs, cat, turtles, Beta fish, hens, roosters

 

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

cheese sticks, dried prunes,pretzels, raisins

 

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

organization, essential oil diffuser, piñata

 

 

JENNIFER SHOALMIRE

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Reading, Christian music, Dollar Tree, Pink Lemonade, Dark chocolate, sugar free cookies

 

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

I grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana.

 

How do you like to exercise?

Walking, Yoga, Running, Lifting weights, Dancing, Boot camp

 

What pets do you have?

I have an 11 year old Basset Hound.

 

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

Nuts, Harvest Snaps, Sugar Free Butterscotch, Apples, Detour Protein Bars

 

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

The first thing they notice are my family photos around the room.

 

 

 

AMY SCHORLEMMER

 

These are a few of my favorite things.

cooking, gardening, pets, traveling, reading

 

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

Colorado

 

How do you like to exercise?

At Trufit with my trainer, wake-boarding with our boat, snow-skiing, hiking, swimming

 

What pets do you have?

Goats, peacocks, bees, cats and dogs

 

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

Nuts, popcorn, chocolate, fruit

 

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

Fish tank, lots of colors, numbers

 

 

 

TAMRA SCHWERTNER

 

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.

 

 

MICHELLE SMART

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

My family and my friends.

 

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

In elementary school I lived in a small town in Ohio.  I attended Roosevelt Elementary School.

 

How do you like to exercise?  

I like to run and play tennis.

 

What pets do you have?

I have 2 Labradors.  A chocolate and Yellow named Lily and Mack.

 

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

Fruit, cheese and crackers, pita chips.

 

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

The makerspace area where they can use their imagination to create new things, and all the books on display.

 

 

E. WHITNEY SPARKS

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

home-made gifts, cards written by students

 

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 on the elyptical and lift weights

 

What pets do you have?

None. We lost our dog last year.

 

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

chocolate, cashews, dried fruit

 

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

The positive environment

 

 

 

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

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

kids, games, laughs

 

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?  

ewww! No.

 

What pets do you have?

None

 

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

Chocolate with no calories.

 

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

My favorite animal.

 

 

 

PATRICIA VARGAS

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

Bacon, Cheese, Avocados, Coffee, Orquids plants, the smell of Gardenias.

 

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 have a small lower back injury, so I can only walk, swim and do yoga.

 

What pets do you have?

A black miniature Schnauzer named Mia.

 

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

Bacon, Cheese, Avocados, boiled eggs, dry roasted salted almonds, salted peanuts. NOTE: I follow a low carb diet, so I  do not eat anything with sugar/flour, etc.

 

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

All the words are in Spanish!

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SARAH WHILEYMAN

 

These are a few of my favorite things:  

reeses peanut butter cups, coffee, running, chocolate

 

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

I lived right here in College Station when I was in first grade.

 

How do you like to exercise?

I love to run

 

What pets do you have?

We have 2 guinea pigs

 

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

nuts, chocolate

 

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

Children will notice that they will always be greeted with a smile when they enter my classroom.

 

 

 

KAREN WHITE

 

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!