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Katy Independent School District

Pattison Elementary


First Grade Team



Hi! My name is Erin Gavigan. I am so excited for another great year in first grade! I will teach all subjects as the self-contained teacher and will lead our amazing first grade team this year. I graduated from Texas State University and still enjoy going back to San Marcos to root for the Bobcats and float the river. My husband and I live in Katy with our cat, Riley and our dog, Abby. We will be welcoming our first baby this October! We are so excited to meet Carter Michael Gavigan! In our free time we enjoy going to different Houston sporting events, exploring parks around the city, and trying out new restaurants in the area. I’m looking forward to an AWESOME year in first grade!

Hi! My name is Lyndsay Koestler. This will be my second year teaching math and science at Pattison! I went to the University of Texas in Austin and then finished my undergraduate education at RIT in upstate New York. I live in Katy with my husband and two children. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, running along the bayou, and reading. I'm looking forward to a great year!


Hi! My name is Julianne Szczech (pronounced check – like a checkmark). I’m thrilled to be your child’s math and science teacher this year! I have 13 years of classroom teaching experience divided among Kindergarten and first grade. I have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education from Texas A&M University, and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. My family enjoys exploring the community in search of the best parks and ice cream shops! I also enjoy home DIY projects, reading, knitting, and traveling to San Antonio and Austin to visit family. I am delighted to spend this next school year working with your children!

Hi, my name is Christa Schmidt, and I am so excited about this coming school year! This is my 7th year teaching on the 1st grade team here at Pattison! I grew up in Magnolia, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in December of 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, traveling, learning about photography, and attending football games! Go Aggies and Texans! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child!​​ 


 ​Hi! My name is Gentry Bryan and I am from New Braunfels, Texas. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am ecstatic to begin my third year teaching reading and language arts at Pattison Elementary. I live in the Heights with my two sweet puppies, and a rambunctious kitten. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, playing fetch with my puppy, and watching sports. ​​

Hi! My name is Gillian Lynch and this will be my first year teaching Reading and Language Arts at Pattison! I was born and raised in San Antonio and returned there to teach after I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016! I taught one year of first grade in San Antonio, then made the decision to move to Houston! I am so thrilled to be a part of the Pattison family in Katy ISD. In my free time I love reading, experimenting in the kitchen, staying active and spending time with friends and family!

Hi! My name is Gaby Reddall and this is my first year teaching Reading and Language Arts at Pattison Elementary. I was born and raised in Sugar Land and am so excited to be teaching in Katy! I graduated from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, and also with my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in August 2018. Outside of school, I love staying active, reading, crafting and spending time with my friends and family. I am so excited to be apart of the Colt family and such an amazing first grade team!

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