Fifth Grade Team
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!