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Pattison Elementary

​​Academic Support


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Katie LoSasso​

​​​​Math Academic Support

Hello, my name is Katie LoSasso and I am the Math Academic Support teacher for Pattison Elementary. This is the start of my 19th year teaching and 5th year at Pattison. I grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Illinois State University. I met my husband soon after and we moved to Raleigh, NC where we taught and lived for 6 years. We decided to move to Katy, Texas 11 years ago and we have LOVED every minute! We both enjoy teaching, exercising, swimming, hanging out with friends, and visiting family. I am very fortunate to teach Math Academic Support at Pattison. In this position, I am able to help both the teachers and students K-5 in and out of the classroom. I LOVE Pattison and I am looking forward to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year! 

Stacie Chmielewski

​​​​​Reading Academic Support

I have been teaching at Pattison since 2000.  After being a classroom teacher for 20 years, I made the change to intervention.  This allows me to work with a variety of age ranges and abilities.  I love it!  I moved to Houston in 1995 from the bitter cold state of Michigan where I attended Michigan State University.  My husband and I enjoy traveling the world looking for new beaches to dig our toes into and oceans to explore.


Sharyn Skelton

Dyslexia Teacher

​My name is Sharyn Skelton and I am the Dyslexia Intervention Teacher here at Pattison.  I have previously taught kindergarten and am currently working on my Master’s degree in Reading.  I have lived in Katy for the past 20 years but was raised in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I have been married for 19 years and have three children, Sarah, Jake & Sydney.  In my spare time I enjoy running, gardening, crafting, reading, and traveling.  I love working here at Pattison and am looking forward to this school year​!

ESL Su​pport 

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​Stephanie Rundell

​​​ESL Teacher (4th grade)

Hello colts!  My name is Stephanie Rundell, and I am the 4th grade ESL teacher as well as the Support Team’s team leader.  I am thrilled to begin another exciting year here at Pattison!   As a child I attended Katy schools myself from Kindergarten until my senior year at Katy High School.  I then went on to attend Texas Tech University and graduated only to return to Katy, the community I love, to begin what would be a long and fulfilling teaching career.  I have an amazing husband and three wonderful children.  My youngest will also be a Pattison Colt again this year.  I look forward to a busy year full of learning and laughter!​


Vanessa Pham

ESL Teacher  (2nd grade)​

Hi! My name is Vanessa Pham.  I am thrilled to be starting my 16th year of teaching. Pattison is an AmAzInG school and I feel blessed to be a part of the ESL and 2nd grade team!  

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Jane Sivohnen

ESL Teacher (Kinder and 1st grade)

My name is Jane Sihvonen. I was born in Houston, but went to school in both Miami, Florida and Pittsburg, PA.  I love dance and riding bikes in the park, and I also like to cook and entertain. I have 2 married children that I love to spend time with.  I look forward to new adventures and am very happy to be here at Pattison !    


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​Mary Poole

ESL Teacher  5th grade) 

Hey Colts! My name is Mary Poole.  I live in the community with my husband, Lance and our son, Chase, who attends Taylor High School. I enjoy reading, walking, watching sports whether it is my son playing or any teams.  I enjoy going to the beach, fishing and hunting with my family. After spending some time studying at Texas Tech, I ended up graduating from The University of Houston. I have taught kindergarten and first grade for over 18 years, 13 of those years, here at Pattison. I have been blessed to work as an ESL teacher for 5th grade at Pattison. I have found that working with students who are acquiring a second, language have quite a task at school trying to adapt to new surroundings, translate and process information that is presented to them. It brings me joy to see the hard work and growth the ESL students show throughout the school year. I love supporting and guiding students of all walks of life.

Narda Solis

ESL Teacher (3rd Grade)

Hi! I'm Narda Solis and I'm an ESL teacher who will be working with third grade. I began my teaching career in 1997 and have taught 2nd through 5th grade in Houston, Cy-Fair and KatyISD. I was born and raised in Houston, TX where I graduated from the University of Houston. I have lived in Katy for the last thirteen years with my husband and two children. My son Luca will be a 4th grade Pattison Colt this year.  We are so excited to be at Pattison and look forward to a fantastic year!

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​Karna Miller

​ESL Paraprofessional

My name is Karna Miller.  This is my fourth year as an ESL Paraprofessional at Pattison.  I attended Louisiana Tech University and University of North Texas to earn my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech Pathology.  I have two young adult children, one in Boston and one here in Texas.  I love working at Pattison and with the ESL kids.​

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​Mi Jong Yun

​ESL Paraprofessional

Hi, my name is Mijong Yun. This is my 8th year at Pattison. My husband and I have two sons and they are a college sophomore and a high school junior.  I studied Biology at Yonsei University in Korea.  It is really exciting to get to know each of you from all over the world.  Together we will have another great year!



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