Owl Notes

Welcome to our new staff

Kai Henderson - Counselor

Hello all! I am excited to work with everyone at Oak Ridge Elementary and I look forward to this new school year. My name is Kai Henderson and I am a proud product and graduate of CISD! I have worked in education for 16 years and have 6 years experience as a school counselor. I look forward to getting to know each of you and working with our wonderful students.

Kelly Moore - Math Instructional Coach

My name is Kelly Moore and I am the new math instructional coach at ORE. A little about me - I’ve been married for almost 10 years and have two children (Ellie-6 and Barrett-4). I’ve been a classroom teacher for the past 11 years and am excited to start my new adventure as your math instructional coach this fall. I look forward to meeting everyone and becoming part of the ORE family!

Monica Jones - PreK teacher

I am a MIMI to three of the most awesome grandchildren around! I have been teaching a while now. I am so thrilled to return to Oak Ridge Elementary. After all, "There is no place like home."

Beira Guarique de Fox - PK Bilingual paraprofessional

Hi! My name is Mrs. Fox, and I am going to be working with you as one of the PreK Aides. I have two years of experience working with Preschool students. I love to work in a PreK class and all the fun that exploring, discovering, and everyday learning activities with the children bring.

I have a lovely multicultural family; I am from Venezuela and my husband is from the UK. We have an American sweet red hair boy who will turn 13th this Summer. My favorite thing is spending time with my boys.

I am so excited to be part of this amazing OWL team. I cannot wait to spend this coming school year learning and growing with you!

Claudia Garcia - Kindergarten Bilingual

My name is Claudia A. Garcia, I'm from Chihuahua, Mexico. I live with my 2 kids and my husband.

I have bee teaching for 14 years in total and 13 in Conroe. I love and enjoy teaching kindergartens and I feel so exited about going back to Oak Ridge Elementary, which was my first school here in Conroe and the best one!! 😃

Mackenzie Roy - Kindergarten

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Alyssa Dishong - Kindergarten

Hi! My name is Alyssa Dishong and I will be teaching Kindergarten this year! I originally grew up in Indiana and attended Ball State University, but moved to Texas when I graduated college. I love it here! I've taught Kinder, First and Second grade in the past and this will be my fifth year teaching. I'm so excited to be a part of the ORE family!

Jordan Rogatchev - Second grade

Hi! My name is Jordan Rogatchev. I previously taught second grade in Aldine ISD before taking some time off to stay home with my girls. I am passionate about teaching, especially social studies. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and being a part of the Oak Ridge Elementary team!

Reagan Wiley - Second Grade

Hi everyone! My name is Reagen Wiley. I am a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University! This will be my first year teaching and I am so excited to be joining the second grade team at Oak Ridge Elementary!

Carly Weitkemper - Fourth grade - Math

My name is Carly Clifford and I will be the new 4th grade math and science teacher here at Oak Ridge. This will make it my 6th year of teaching. Wahoo! I graduated from Louisiana State University and like most LSU fans I show my pride often🙂 So far, I lived in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, and my least favorite of all - Nebraska. I am not married and do not have kids, so I spend a lot of time with my family, friends, and my cute dog Camille. Whenever I get a chance I am traveling. My favorite experience so far has been swimming with whale sharks in Mexico. I look forward to the new adventures this school year will hold meeting everyone in person.

Geaux Tigers!

Sarah Fitzgerald - Fourth grade ELA

Hello! My name is Sarah Fitzgerald. I have been teaching for 15 years and have held many positions both in and out of the classroom, but my favorite is teaching 4th grade. My family and I are new to Texas. We have lived in 4 different states in the past 5 years. I am excited to begin to unpack moving boxes and meet everyone at Oak Ridge Elementary.

April Gottlick - Special Ed Resource

Hi, my name is April and I am so excited to be joining the Oak Ridge Elementary family! A little about me professionally - This will be my 12th year teaching and my 3rd year as a special education teacher. I grew up in New Jersey and have taught in Philly, Aldine, and am now coming over from Armstrong Elementary in Conroe. A little about me personally - I have a Jersey accent, am still learning to be a Texan (bless my heart), and my English bulldog, Daisy, is the center of my world (don't tell my fiance). I am an open book, love to do new things, and am so excited to get to know and work with you all!

KEVIN HOWLAND - SPECIAL EDUCATION

My name is Kevin Howland, and I have been in Church Ministry for almost the last ten years. I also have been on the spouse side of teaching, for the last 15 years. My family of six and I decided for me to start the journey of teaching this year, to make a stronger impact on our community.

Becky Sinquefield - Clinic Aide/Instructional Aide

I have been married for 21 years to Philip. We have a daughter Mallory, she will be going of to college this semester. Mallory was a student here for all of elementary school. I'm looking forward to returning. I have taught preschool, sub for CISD, and worked part time as a clinic aide at Houser. The past three years I have been a stay at home mom. I volunteer at our church. There I am involved with the child safety committee and in the nursery area. Being around children is who I am.