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Pattison Elementary



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Debbie Barker


​As principal of Pattison Elementary, I have the most amazing job, and I just love it!  I have had the privilege of teaching in various districts and at the elementary, junior high, and high school level, but I have spent the last 20+ years in Katy ISD.  I received my undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University with a specialization in reading and special education.  Immediately after graduation, I attended Texas A&M University (whoop!) where I was conferred my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist certification.  Later, I returned to school to receive my Administrative Certification.  

I love to spend time with my family, cook, and travel.  My husband, Dan, passed away several years ago from brain cancer, but I have a wonderful daughter, son-in-law, and grandson who reside in Katy.  I feel honored and blessed to work with the most amazing staff, students, and parents at Pattison!​

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Connie Schlottmann

Assistant Principal

Every day at Pattison Elementary is rewarding and our Kids at Pattison inspire us to believe in our dreams.  They  know that what really matters in life is hugs, animals, kindness, friendship, and love!  That is why I love my job as Assistant Principal at Pattison.  I have had the privilege of teaching in various districts at the elementary level, but I have spent the last 20+ years in Katy ISD.  I have received my undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University, and my Masters' degree in Administration with certification in Counseling and Special Education. 

I love to spend time with my wonderful family.  Ty graduated from Texas A&M and is working in Fort Worth.  Clay and his wife are Texas Tech graduates and now live in Denver, Colorado.  My husband and I love traveling and going on beach vacations with our kids.  I feel blessed and honored to work with the most AMAZING students, parents and staff at Pattison!!


​Kallie Roman

Assistant Principal

Hi! My name is Kallie Roman and I am blessed to be an Assistant Principal at Pattison.  I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and moved to Texas in 2005.  I have taught both primary and intermediate grades, as well as served as an ELA/SS Instructional Coach and Instructional Coordinator in the district.   

My husband and I have an energetic son named Carlos who is starting kindergarten this year and a beautiful daughter, Mia Bella who is three years old.  I love to read, binge watch my favorite TV shows, spend time with family and friends, and travel!  I am proud to be a Pattison Colt!



Karen Merriman


Hi, My name is Karen Merriman.  I am the counselor at Pattison Elementary.  I have been the counselor at Pattison for 20 years.  I am married to Tom Merriman and we have a daughter named Kathryn who is 20 and attends the University of Texas at Tyler.  I love to read, take walks and spend time with my friends.  ​

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Mona Macias

ELA/SS Instructional Coach

Each moment at Pattison is so special! As the Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Coach, I am blessed to learn and work with outstanding teachers and children who are part of the amazing Katy ISD legacy. My 22 years in education have been in Katy ISD, and I believe in our district's mission to provide engaging and relevant learning experiences for each child.

From our supportive administration to dedicated teams of teachers, we strive to create a literate-rich environment that supports a reading and writing community of lifelong learners. I love our discussions that refine our teaching craft so that each child will develop his or her reading, writing, creative, and critical thinking skills.

Since 2000, I have participated in Destination Imagination® as an appraiser for the Gulf Coast Regional, state, and Global Finals tournaments. My other hobbies include reading, history, technology, baking, gardening, and walking with my slightly spoiled dog, May. ​


Pennylane Lara

Math/Science Instructional Coach​

As the math and science instructional coach at Pattison Elementary, I am fortunate to work alongside all the amazing teachers at Pattison and with most incredible students in Katy ISD!

I graduated from the University of Houston and started my career in education 20 years ago. I have two boys, Sebastian and Christian, who both attend Pattison. We also have a new addition to our family…a cute little puppy named Peanut. In my free time I enjoy baking, crafts, reading (math books of course!), trying new restaurants, and spending time with my family. 

At Pattison Elementary, we work hard to implement a strong math and science program that pairs quality instruction with an environment that fosters a community of learners.  Our goal is for all students at Pattison to have a fundamental understanding of math concepts, be confident problem solvers, and have a positive attitude toward math. We encourage our students to continue to love science, to question, to investigate, and to discover. We then help our young learners find viable solutions to their inquiries. 

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​​Debbie Wagner

Principal's Secretary

Hi…my name is Debbie Wagner.  I’ve been at Pattison for many years – first as a parent while my two children went through Pattison, and then as the school secretary.    This will be my 19th year working at Pattison Elementary.    My son and daughter are both married and I adore their spouses!  My favorite times are spent with them.  Outside of school I love to go to movies, read, cook, and of course, shop.  I also love to take trips with friends.     

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Valerie Henry

Financial Clerk

Hello! My name is Valerie Henry and, I am the Financial Clerk.  I have two kids, a son who goes to UT and a daughter who works for Tauber Oil.  I have a MBA from UH and worked in the Land Department for Shell and Anadarko before coming to Pattison.  I played tennis in college and now play league and officiate College tennis and USTA tennis.

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​​Claire Loria

Attendance Clerk

Hi, I am Claire Loria. I am the Registrar/Attendance Clerk and I am in my 8th year at Pattison.  I have a BS from the University of Mississippi.  I have two daughters and two wonderful grandsons.  In my spare time I spend as much time as possible with my grandsons and I love to read every chance I get.​


​Melinda Parker

Textbook Clerk

Hi, I’m Melinda Parker, the textbook clerk for Pattison.  I’m originally from Louisiana and have enjoyed living in Katy for the past 13 years.  I’ve been married to my husband Mark for 22 years now and we have two wonderful sons who attend Katy Junior High and Morton Ranch High School; plus one needy bull terrier.  I have previously operated a cake business, but now just bake for fun.  I love the outdoors, especially hiking, and road trips with the family.  I look forward to a wonderful year at Pattison!

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