Second Grade Team
My name is Rose Molter. I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After I went to college at Oregon State University where I obtained my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education I moved back to Colorado where I taught 1st and 2nd Grade for 5 years. My husband Matt and I have been married for 9 years and have a five year old son named Mason and two Yorkie Dogs! We moved to Katy four years ago and this is my 5th year at Pattison teaching 2nd Grade. I have spent the past 4 years teaching math/science and I am looking forward to teaching Reading and Writing this year! I enjoy swimming, reading, and spending time with my family. I am so excited to continue to be a part of the Pattison community and look forward to another AMAZING year!
My name is Dianna Polnac. I graduated from Texas A&M and came to work in Katy ISD. This will be my 24th year to teach, 23 of those years have been here at Pattison--in 2nd grade! I teach reading and writing and I am teaching partners with Lauren White. My husband, Monty, and I have two children --our daughter is Allison, and our son is Payton. Allison will be a junior this year at Taylor high school and Payton will be a 7th grader at McMeans Junior High. The kids keep us VERY busy with band, football, basketball, and baseball, but we wouldn't have it any other way! I LOVE teaching 2nd grade and am so excited about the year ahead!
My name is Martha Basler. I grew up in Midland, Texas, and graduated from SMU. I have my Masters in Education from Stephen F. Austin. This will be my 28th year in education and my 13th year at Pattison! I teach reading and writing and my teaching partner, Renee Richardson, teaches math and science. In my spare time, I love to read, travel, (especially cruises!), and spend time with my family. My husband, George , and I have one daughter, Elizabeth and a grandson, Liam.
Hello! I'm Jill Hortness. I grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Kearney. I have been teaching for 31 years!! Since my husband is retired Air Force, I've been fortunate to have taught in many places including: California, Holland, England, San Antonio, and Ohio. I spent 10 years in 3rd grade here at Pattison and this will be my fourth year in 2nd grade! I will teach Reading, Writing and Social Studies. My husband, Bill and I have two grown children, and one grandson! I love reading, biking, and spending time boating and jet skiing with my husband. I'm looking forward to another awesome year!
Hey y'all! My name is Lauren White and I am so ready to get started this year! I was born and raised in Katy, where I grew up in Katy I.S.D schools. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I got engaged last March to my amazing fiancé that I have been dating for 6 years, and I am thrilled to become the new Mrs. Clayton in March 2018! In my spare time I love to exercise, spend time with family and friends, and relax at home. I can't wait for this year to begin!! I am eager to teach your child math and science this year!
My name is Renee Richardson, and I was born and raised in Houston. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995. This will be my 17th year of teaching. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade. This will be by sixth year to teach second grade, and my 11th year here at Pattison. My husband, Brad, and I attend the west campus of Second Baptist Church. We have two children. Garrett is 17 years old, and he will be a senior at Taylor High School. Jayden is 13 years old, and she will be in eighth grade at McMeans Junior High. I love spending time with my family, baking, and scrapbooking. I enjoy being a part of the Pattison family, and I look forward to a great year together!
My name is Lexi Smelcer. I am from 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 third year teaching 2nd grade at Pattison Elementary. My husband Tim and I have been married for one year, and just rescued a chocolate lab named Ellie! In my spare time I love reading, exercising, cheering on the fightin' Texas Aggies, as well as spending time with friends, family and our dog, Ellie! I am thrilled to teach your child math and science. I cannot wait to get to know each one of you and your families this school year!
My name is Lyndsey Tucker. I grew up in the Katy area, and attended all Katy I.S.D. schools as a student. I obtained my undergraduate and masters degrees from Sam Houston State University in Curriculum and Instruction and Instructional Leadership. This will be my ninth year teaching. I have served as a first and third grade classroom teacher, a math academic support teacher, and most recently as a math and science instructional coach. My husband and I will soon have three sons Hudson (5- Kindergartner at Pattison), Keegan (3), and Eli (due in mid-September). Besides spending time with my family, I love to read, be outdoors, and bake. I am so excited to be joining the second grade and Pattison team! I look forward to working with my team and the Pattison families to ensure the success of every child.
Hi! My name is Jenny Cummins. I grew up in Houston and graduated from the University of Houston. Go Coogs! This will be my 1st year at Pattison and my 5th year teaching. My husband, Chris, and I have three boys together. Cade will be in Kindergarten at Pattison, Conley is 3 and Cason is 2 months old. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, coffee and swimming. I'm looking forward to becoming a part of the Pattison family and to a fantastic school year!