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 12 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 2019-2020 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 at Pattison. I started my teaching career in Cy-Fair ISD teaching Kindergarten in 2001 and this year marks my 5th here at Pattison. I have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's in Reading from the University of Texas at Tyler. I have been married for 20 years and have three children. Sarah, is a Senior at Katy High School, Jake is a Sophomore at Katy High School and Sydney is a 7th grader at Katy Junior High. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with our chocolate lab, Faith; gardening, crafting, reading, and traveling. I love working here at Pattison and am looking forward to this school year!
Stephanie Rundell, ESL Teacher (4th grade)
Hi! My name is Stephanie Rundell and I am excited to be starting my 23rd year in Katy ISD and my 11th year at Pattison as one of the ESL teachers! I am a proud Katy ISD graduate myself and love to tell people that I work in one of the best districts and schools in the state! My husband, Allan, and I were both raised here in Katy and have loved the community so much that we decided to raise our own three children here. Hannah is a junior at Texas Tech, Michael is a junior at Taylor High School, and Will is a 5th grader here at Pattison. I have a grandog, Otis the pug, who my students will hear lots of stories about and see lots of pictures of. I love what I do here at Pattison and I am so fulfilled by watching the growth that my students make. Go Colts!
Vanessa Pham, ESL Teacher (2nd grade)
Hi! My name is Vanessa Pham and I am thrilled to be starting my 17th year of teaching and my 10th year at Pattison. Pattison is a fantastic school and I am truly looking forward to another rewarding and fun year as an ESL ISST at Pattison! My husband, Bruce, and I have lived in the Katy area for the past 17 years and have raised our 3 wonderful daughters here and all three have attended Pattison. In my free time, I enjoy jogging, traveling and spending time outdoors with my family. I am looking forward to a Magical 2019-2020 School Year!
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, 14 of those years, here at Pattison. I have been blessed to work as an ESL teacher for Kindergarten and 5th grade at Pattison, and now with only 5th grade. 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)
Hola! I'm Narda Solis and this will be my third year as the 3rd grade ESL teacher here at Pattison! I am a native Houstonian and have worked as a teacher of language learners for almost 20 years. My son Luca is a fifth grader this year and my daughter Valeria is in her last year of Optometry School at UIW. My favorite part of my job is getting to share a classroom with my co-teachers and building a relationship with all students. It's going to be a fantastic year as Pattison celebrates 30 years of excellence!
Suzanne Pham, ESL Teacher (1st grade)
My name is Suzanne Pham, and I will be the 1st grade ESL teacher here at Pattison. I was born and raised in Houston, TX and am a former ESL student. I love being able to connect with my students and help them acquire a second language. My husband, Hau and I have been married for 10 years and we love to travel the world. This will be my 11th year in education. I am so excited to become a Colt and looking forward to an incredible year!
Karna Miller, ESL Paraprofessional
Hi! My name is Karna Miller. I have lived in many parts of the United States but have spent the last 20 years here in Katy, TX. Although my husband and I live here in Katy, TX, I have a son living in Boston, MA, a daughter living in College Station, Texas, and a stepdaughter living in Portland, Oregon. I obtained my degrees in Speech Pathology at Louisiana Tech University and the University of North Texas. In my free time I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. This will be my fifth year as an ESL paraprofessional at Pattison. One of my biggest enjoyments come from helping ESL students acquire English. I'm looking forward to an amazing year at Pattison.
Eunice Park, ESL Paraprofessional
Hi! My name is Eunice Park and I'm so excited for this school year! This will be my first year at Pattison. I graduated from the University of Houston in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. My husband, Chris, and I have been married for 12 years. We have two children. Timothy will be in first grade this year at Pattison and Danielle will be in Pre-Kindergarten at Hayes. In my spare time, I enjoy trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to an awesome year working with all of you!