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Shafer Elementary

​​​​​3rd Grade

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Kim Guillaume
Team Leader
​Hi students! Welcome to third grade! My name is Mrs. Guillaume (Mrs. G). I teach 3rd grade Reading and Language Arts. This will be my 5th year teaching third grade at Shafer Elementary, and my 9th year with Katy ISD. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and completed my EC-6th teaching education through LeTourneau University.
My husband and I have called Katy our home for 14 years. We have three children, two dogs and a bearded dragon. Our oldest child is a graduate of Texas Tech University, our middle child attends Seven Lakes Jr. High, and our youngest child is a Shafer Silver Knight! When not at school, our family loves to travel and attend sporting events.
My absolute favorite thing to do is read to my students! I’m looking forward to the great adventures that our books will take us on this year!

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Courtney Curtis
​Hi y’all! I’m so excited for the new school year to start. This will be my 6th year teaching and my 4th year at Shafer. I teach 3rd grade Math, Science, and Social Studies. I previously taught Kindergarten and Second grade. My classroom is a home away from home. I love for my students to feel welcomed, comfortable, and ready to learn. I received my Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio (Go Runners!). I was born and raised in Katy attending Katy ISD schools, elementary through high school. When I’m not teaching I enjoy working out, spending my weekends at the lake, and hanging out with my fiancé, Michael and our fur baby, Eli. Michael and I will be getting married in November...soon to be Mrs. Falcone!  I cannot wait to meet my new group of kiddos. This is going to be the best year yet!
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Angella Harrington
​Hello, I am Mrs. Harrington, and I am looking forward to sharing my 27th year of teaching with my awesome students! I am originally from Louisiana, where I began my journey of teaching, and I have also taught in Mississippi. I have a master’s degree in Elementary Education, and experience in teaching grades 2nd-8th grade, including the following subjects: math, science, social studies, reading, writing, and algebra. In my classroom, we act and treat each other as a family, showing respect and kindness to all.  I want you to feel comfortable, safe, and loved because you are very special to me.  I’ve been married for almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart, Bobby, and I have 2 children, Laura Lee and Ethan.  We also have 3 very adorable little fur babies, Spikey, Rocky, and Reesey.  What a wonderful school year we will have together!!
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Carrie Hightower
​Hi 3rd Graders! I am so excited to meet each of you and learn all about YOU! My name is Carrie Hightower. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Minor in Mathematics! I have taught for 20 years and this will be my 10th year at Shafer as an Original Shafer Silver Knight!!! I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and was a Math Interventionist in Katy for grades K-5. In my classroom, I strive to foster a love for Problem Solving while creating an environment where students feel safe, loved, and successful. 
I have been married for 26 years to my amazing husband and best friend.  We have 2 fabulous children who attended Katy ISD schools all the way from Kindergarten thru Graduation. My daughter is a Senior Nursing Major at Baylor University and my son is a Freshman Engineering/Computer Science Major at Texas A&M University! We spend a lot of time at College Football games and we love to travel as a Family.  Cooper and Drake are my precious, furry babies that you will hear all about!  
We are going to have a fabulous year together!  I am so lucky to be your teacher!!!

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Melynda Huynh
​Hello Silver Knights! My name is Melynda Huynh, and I can’t wait to meet all my new third graders and their families! This year marks the beginning of my 23rd year in education and my 10th year at Shafer Elementary. I have taught 3rd grade Reading and Language Arts during all my time at Shafer, and I love it! I especially enjoy read aloud time, book celebrations, student collaboration, and building authentic relationships with my students.

I live in the Katy area with my husband and our three kids. My husband and I met at the University of Houston and have been married for 21 years. My oldest daughter is in college studying accounting. My middle daughter is a senior in high school and enjoys Robotics. My son is a freshman who loves to play basketball year-round. You might see me out and about enjoying shopping, eating, and taking walks. I have even run into students at one of my most favorite places, Disney World!

Third grade is my absolute favorite grade level. I can’t wait to make this the best year yet!

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Brittani Kerr
​Hi! My name is Brittani Kerr, and I cannot wait to begin my 6th year of teaching here at Shafer Elementary. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona however, grew up in Katy graduating from James E. Taylor High School.  I received my Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) I live in Katy with my husband and our two pups, named Bear and Curlee, who you will hear all about!  In my free time, I love working out, watching college football, going to the beach and spending time with my husband and friends.

I have a passion for teaching and a love for learning, therefore in my classroom, I strive to foster a love for learning while creating an environment where students feel safe, loved, and successful.

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your sweet third grader! 

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Loenis Massey
​Hello Shafer Knights!  My name is Loenis Massey. This will be my sixth year teaching and my third year at Shafer Elementary! I’ve taught both second and third grade and am excited to move up to third grade once again this year.  I strive to keep a very welcoming and nurturing environment for my students to help them reach their full potential.  I have two children, Connor entering 6th grade, and Sofia, entering 1st grade. My family and I love spending time together cooking and enjoying the lake, being as active as possible.  I’m so excited for the upcoming school year and ready to meet you all.  

Go Knights!

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Dominique Rosario
​Hello Silver Knights!

My name is Dominique Rosario and I am so excited to meet my new students!  This will be my 11th year of teaching!  In my eleven years of teaching, I have taught all the grades in elementary, but 3rd grade is truly my favorite!   This will be my third year as a Shafer Knight!

I graduated from University of Houston in education, Go Coogs!  My husband and I have been together for 15 years and we have a daughter who will be starting 2nd grade this year!  We adopted a dog, Millie and have our classroom pet frog named Blu. 

I truly love teaching and building relationships with each of my students!  This year is going to be great and I am looking forward to it! 

Sydney Taylor
​Hello Silver Knights!

My name is Sydney Taylor and I cannot wait to start this new year with you all! This will be my second year teaching at Shafer Elementary and my first year teaching Third Grade. I grew up in Katy and graduated from Seven Lakes High School, so my heart is big for our community. I received my Bachelors of Science in Teaching and Learning from University of Houston- GO COOGS! I live in Katy with my sweet dog Beau (Bo) and am getting married in September to my fiance, Chase, who is also a teacher. I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, being at the beach, and reading a great book. You can call me Ms. Taylor or Mrs. Cardiff (this will be my married name), I don’t mind either! I am so excited to share this school year with you all and I know it will be wonderful!

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Margaret Yoo
​Hey 3rd Graders! I’m super excited to get to know you all during this upcoming school year! This will be my 8th year in education, 7th year teaching, and my 6th year at Shafer. I have previously taught 5th grade ELA during my early years of teaching, but 3rd grade Math/Science is definitely my favorite! It is my goal to equip all students with the skills needed to achieve their highest levels of learning!
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at The University of Texas at Austin. Hook ‘Em! I have two furbabies named Kai and Jake. I love to travel and explore new places with my friends, family, and my fiancé, Matt. I am also a huge San Antonio Spurs fan so attending basketball games, especially during playoffs, is a must!

I look forward to a fun year with lots of learning and new adventures!

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