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Pattison Elementary


Kindergarten Team

My name is Kit Frishman. I have been an early childhood teacher for the past 15 years. This is my 7th year teaching kindergarten and my 5th year at Pattison. I believe that hands-on learning and individualized instruction are key to building confident and well-prepared learners! I am excited to get to know my new students and embark on a year of discovery! I have been married to my amazing husband Jonathan, who is also a teacher, for 17 years. Together we have three daughters, two of whom are proud Pattison Colts! In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing video and board games with my kids, playing the piano, running, and hiking.


Hi! My name is Lindsey Yeates. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. I then received my Masters degree in Reading and Language Arts from Texas A&M. This will be my ninth year teaching, and I am so excited to begin a new school year at Pattison! In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, swimming and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child in Kindergarten!

Hi! My name is Kristie Cavanaugh. I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. This will be my fifth year teaching kindergarten. My husband and I have three children. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, cooking, swimming, and reading. I'm looking forward to a fantastic school year!


Hello! My name is Kevin Nguyen and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year! This will be my 4th year at Pattison, but my second year as a kindergarten teacher. I graduated from the University of Houston in 2014 with my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was born and raised in Houston and love this city. In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my friends and family. Again, I am so excited to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher, and I am looking forward to a great year!

Hi! I’m Beth Baty and I’m excited to be a part of the Pattison Kindergarten Team. This is my 13th year of teaching, 9th year in KISD and 4th year in Kindergarten. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have an almost 3 yr old little girl. I enjoy family time, working out, baking, swimming and teaching your kiddos. I’m so excited about this upcoming school year. It’s going to be great!!

Hi! My name is Grace League. This will be my third year at Pattison and my second year in Kinder. I graduated from Baylor University (Sic ‘Em Bears!) with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I was born and raised in Houston, TX and love being so close to family. Last December I got married so you might know me as Miss Touchstone! Outside of school I enjoy exercising, being outside, trying new recipes with my husband Matt, and spending time with friends and family. I’m so honored and excited to get to work alongside each one of you. It’s going to be an AWESOME year in Kinder!

My name is Lexi Smelcer! I grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. I graduated  from Texas A&M (WHOOP!) and then earned my Masters of Education at Houston Baptist University. This will be my fifth year at Pattison. I have taught 2nd grade math and science for 3 years, and this will be my 2nd year teaching Kindergarten.  My husband Tim and I have been married for three years, and have a rescued chocolate lab named Ellie! In my spare time I love exercising, cheering on the fightin' Texas Aggies, as well as spending time with friends, family and our dog, Ellie! I am excited to teach your child.  I cannot wait to get to know each one of you this school year!

Hi my name is Samantha Rojano and I am thrilled to be your child’s kindergarten teacher! I graduated from Texas A&M with my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and recently graduated with my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. In my free time I love going to Astros games and spending time with my nephews. This will be my first year at Pattison and I am so excited for this upcoming year! 

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