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​​​​ ​​Fifth Grade Team






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​My name is MaryLou Zeiders and I am so excited to begin my 32nd year teaching!   You know if you do something for thirty-two years, you must really love it, and that it is certainly true for me.  I grew up in Chicago, received my degree in Elementary Education from Quincy University, and later earned my Masters from Lamar University.  My husband, David, is a Paramedic, and we have two sons, James, who just got married this summer, and Sammy, who is a Business major in college.   When not at school, I enjoy taking road trips, reading good books, and writing stories in my journal. What a treat it will be to teach Reading, Writing, & Social Studies to my  students this year!





Welcome to Fifth Grade!  My name is Betsy Engelmann, and I am originally from Massachusetts.  I received my Bachelors of Science from Boston University. When I moved to Texas, I completed my graduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University.  I love teaching science and exploring the world around us. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, baking, crafting and traveling. I am looking forward to an awesome year working with all of you!






 

Howdy! I am Kristen Heisler and this is my third year at Pattison! I grew up down the road in Sugar Land and I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. During my free time I like to watch Aggie Football and the Astros. I also like to read, play with my dogs, and relax with my friends and family. I will be teaching Reading, Writing, and Social Studies this year. I cannot wait to see what amazing things this year has in store.



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Hi! Welcome to 5th Grade.  I am Angelica Pereira and I will be your child’s Reading, Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher.  I am excited to start my eleventh year in education here at Pattison Elementary. I have a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Masters in Education from University of Texas RGV.  My family and I enjoy traveling, shuffling through seasonal sports, church activities, BBQs with friends/family, or just relaxing by the pool while reading a good book. I am looking forward to an AWESOME school year full of great experiences.






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I am Aspen Cooper and this will be my sixth year at Pattison! I grew up all over, but I spent a majority of my life in Katy, even going to McMeans Junior High and Cinco Ranch High School. I graduated at the University of Houston in 2013 and came straight to Pattison teaching 5th grade. I will be teaching Science this year. I spend my free time reading, teaching Zumba, and relaxing with my friends, family, and husband. I am also expecting my first baby in November and getting ready for her keeps me busy. This year is going to be fantastic!






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Hi Colts and welcome to 5th grade! My name is Maggie Steffens and I am thrilled to be teaching your child this year.  I am a graduate of Texas Christian University and grew up in the Katy area. I have a passion for math and hope to ignite a love of math in all my students. My husband, Scott, and I have three children.  Scott Cooper is a 7th grader at McMeans Junior High, Charlotte is a fifth grader here at Pattison, and Cambree Mae has one more year or preschool despite her insistence on starting kindergarten. When I am not in the classroom, I am busy shuttling my kids to the soccer field, dance studio, and local swimming pool. I also enjoy running, reading, taking exercise classes at the YMCA, and eating out. I am looking forward to a great year!



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Howdy! My name is Paige Miller and I am very excited to be returning to Pattison this year! I recently graduated from Texas A&M University and I student taught at Pattison in 5th grade last year. Some of your students may remember me as Ms. Sadberry, but I got married this summer so now I am Mrs. Miller! I went to Katy schools growing up and I am thankful that I am able to be teaching at one of the best elementary schools there is! I teach Math, Writing, and Social Studies. I enjoy spending time with my family and my sweet puppy George.




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Hi Colts! My name is Blake Mohnke and I teach fifth grade reading, writing and social studies. If you recognize me as a fourth grade teacher, that is because I have taught fourth grade in Katy ISD for the past nine years and five of those years were at Pattison! I am thrilled to begin my new adventure as a fifth grade teacher as I enter my 17th year in the classroom. My husband, Garrett, and I have two children. Alexander is a seventh grader at McMeans Junior High and Charlotte is in second grade right here at Pattison. Outside of school I spend a lot of time cheering on Alexander while he plays football and baseball and running Charlotte to dance classes. We are a busy family! Whenever possible, we love to be outside riding bikes, swimming, or checking out new parks. I am looking forward to a great year of learning!

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