Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet the Office Team

The Office Team's goal is to serve and support the students and teachers of Smithville Elementary.  Smiles all around because we love this place and will work hard so that everyone 'Soars to Success'.  The Office Team from left to right is: Sarah Vinklarek, Jennifer Stein-Kolinek, Ana Murray, Jennifer Vinklarek, and Jane Navarro.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet our Special Education Team

Our team of Special Education teachers works diligently for the success of all of our students.  You will find this team pouring their hearts and souls in to our students education to help them be successful.  The Special Education Team from left to right is: Amy Kennon, Cary Sargent, Jason Peterson, Cathy Kirby, and Kathy Pipkin.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet our Specials Team

The Specials Team is quite a dynamic group, always ready for our student next project.  This is an incredibly supportive team always planning great programs for our students.  The Specials Team from left to right is: Amber Kristynik, Cory Kadlecek, Krystel Gutierrez, Teri-Dawn Tiroff, and Cathy Sherrill.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meet our 3rd Grade Co-Teaching Team of Caren Hannusch and Kathy Pipkin

                           A few words from Caren Hannusch
Howdy!  My name is Caren Hannusch and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Smithville Elementary School.  I graduated from Smithville High School and earned my teaching degree from Texas A & M University.  I am starting my 23rd year of teaching third grade.  I am married to Jeff Hannusch and have two beautiful children, Jacob (20) and Madison (18).  I love reading, watching sports, and listening to music!

                                  A few words from Kathy Pipkin
Hi!  My name is Katherine Pipkin.  I have resided and taught in Smithville Elementary for the past 17 years; however this is my 23rd year teaching in the field of Education.  I have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 6th grade as a Special Educator in Resource, have been an inclusionary, collaborative and a co- teacher,  as well as having taught the General Education population for 23 years in summer school.  I have a wonderful husband of 35 years, Leslie Keith Pipkin;  four beautiful children of my own:  Kristen (32) Keith II (30) Kasey (28) and Kimberly (26); and from these I have been blessed with 9 beautiful, Heaven-sent grandchildren !  I guess that you could say that children have always played a vital role in my life and will continue to!

Meet our Paraprofessional Team

The amazing group of paraprofessionals get the job done!  We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful and hardworking team supporting our students and teachers every day!  The Paraprofessional Team from left to right is: Charlesetta Duncan, Darlene Becker, Courtney Mank, Cory Kadlecek, Sheila Spring, and Marie Medrano.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meet our 4th grade Team

The 4th grade team is all smiles as they head into the new school year.  This team works hard for our students success and you will find them bragging on each other constantly. The 4th grade team from left to right is: Bryan Ladd, Cathy Kirby, Jana Patrolia, Whitney Myers, Ann Garrigan, Victoria Peace, and Chris White.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meet our 5th grade Team

5th grade students have a great group of teachers this year, ready to 'Soar to Success'.  You will notice that this team loves Pinterest and integrates the many ideas in their classrooms. The 5th Grade Team from left to right are: Paulette Bonorden, Mary Bowen, Lisa Bull, Jason Peterson, Mary Lewis, Rachel Peace and Jenny Davis.