Welcome to Anderson-Shiro!

Help us welcome our new staff to the A-S Owl Family!

Stacey Zielonka

I am honored and excited to join the Anderson-Shiro ISD family as the new Elementary Principal. I am proud to call Anderson home! I grew up here attending school at this very campus! After high school, I headed to Texas A&M University graduating in 1998...WHOOP! I continued there and received a Master’s degree in Education Administration.


This is the start of my 19th year in education. My career began in Magnolia ISD where I served as an elementary teacher, district elementary curriculum specialist, assistant principal and elementary principal. I joined Region 6 Education Service Center three years ago as the Leadership, Learning & Accountability Director helping districts across the region. I am extremely excited to get back with students at AES.

My family has been my biggest cheerleader throughout my journey in education. My husband Jason and I live here in Anderson with our 4 children. Colton will be a senior this coming school year! Hope and Hudson will be entering 4th grade and Claire Bear is only three years old so we’ve got another year before she becomes an owl.


I'm honored to be back home, a place that I will forever cherish and pray our students will truly feel what it means to be an Anderson-Shiro OWL!

Troy Wawarofsky

My name is Troy Wawarofsky, and I am on the SPED team at Anderson-Shiro Elementary School. I will serve the students in both resource and the inclusion setting with a focus on Math instruction.
I attended Texas A&M University where I graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management.
My wife Megan and I have 4 children. Madelyn, who recently graduated and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall, Emma, will be a sophomore, Hannah, will be a Freshman, and Jack, will be in 4th grade.
I worked for the Texas Department of Transportation as an Assistant Supervisor in Roadway Construction for 20 years. After having our daughter, Emma, I decided to make a career change and soon pursued my alternative teacher certification. Emma was born with a genetic syndrome called 22q deletion. Among other things this syndrome causes Emma to have a learning disability. Emma has been blessed with amazing teachers that never made her feel she was different and always pushed her to do her very best. This is why I became a teacher. I want to make a difference and help students realize that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. Before coming to Anderson-Shiro Elementary, I taught Math and Science in the Life Skills setting at Brenham Junior High.
My goal is to build upon the knowledge my students already have in Math, and prepare them for what they will need to know for junior high school, and hopefully have some fun with learning along the way. I’m looking forward to having an amazing year. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns that you might have.

Julie Davis

Julie Davis has always had a passion for teaching. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University with a major in Dance and a minor in History. Immediately after graduation, she began work on her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance, also at SHSU. As a graduate student, she received a Teaching Fellowship and enjoyed growing her skills as an educator. For the next five years, Ms Davis sought any opportunity to teach. She taught at Houston Community College as an adjunct professor and at various dance studios around Houston before starting her own dance program with Discover Gymnastics. After the life-changing event of having triplets, she also changed careers and pursued a Teaching Certificate. Ms. Davis worked in Conroe Independent School District building her skills, tutoring, and clinical teaching before becoming a First Grade teacher in a private school. Another life-changing event has moved her family to Anderson, Texas. Ms. Davis enjoyed her time last year, getting to know the district, faculty, and students as a substitute for all grade levels in the elementary school of ASCISD. She is excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year in the First Grade team and looks forward to becoming better acquainted with her students and the community.

Jeffrey Dover

My name is Jeffrey Dover I am a first-year teacher I graduated from A&M with a bachelor of science in agriculture I come from the small town of Diboll, Texas where in high school I was an active 4-H and FFA member. I was an officer for 2 years in 4-H and 3 years in FFA. While in FFA and 4-H I showed goats, woodworking projects, and baked goods as well. As I was growing up I spent a lot of time on my grandfather's farm where he raised goats as well as my uncle's farm where he raised cattle. This afforded me quite a bit of time to become familiar with the agricultural industry from working with animals to learning the mechanics of farm equipment. I also have experience in the automotive industry from electrical to mechanical. My passions are anything to do with the Ag field. My interests range from working with animals to the mechanical side as well.

Haley Dalrymple

Hi, my name is Haley Dalrymple and I'm one of the Agriculture Science teachers at Anderson-Shiro. I'm originally from Uvalde, TX. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Services & Development from Tarleton State University in 2018. I then graduated with my Masters of Science in Agriculture Education from Texas A&M University- Kingsville in 2021. I've been around the industry my whole life since my Dad is an Ag teacher as well! I am passionate for AG/FFAand all it has to offer our students!

Justin Herbert

My name is Justin Herbert, I will be joining the Special Education Department at the high school, and I am super excited to be a part of the Owl family! I am a graduate of Texas A&M University, where I earned a degree in Sport Management and minored in Business. I grew up in Hempstead, TX just down the road, and Anderson-Shiro has always been a place I have admired from the outside looking in, so I am very happy to join this community and school and be a part of something special. I will also be an assistant coach for football and baseball this year. I am a 3rd generation teacher and strive to make a positive impact on my students as many teachers and coaches have done for me.

Cullen Lyles

Hello, my name is Cullen Lyles, the new 7th and 8th grade science teacher. This will be my 3rd year teaching. I grew up in Fairfield, Texas my whole life and went to college at Sam Houston State University and graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science. It was there I met my wife Sarai. We stayed in Huntsville after graduation and still live there now with our 2 dogs, Avery and Rex, and cat, Roxy. I enjoy sports, movies, outdoor activities, and reading. I am an avid Texas Rangers fan and Star Wars buff. I am looking forward to teaching here at Anderson Shiro and can’t wait to meet a bunch of new faces!

Carolyn Kurten

Hello,


TI am so excited to be a part of the Anderson-Shiro CISD Owl family. This will be my 20th year in education and this is truly my passion. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA in accounting and after a short career in the accounting sector, I decided I wanted to teach school. I then went through the Alternative Certification Program in Special Education and began my teaching career with Magnolia ISD. I worked as a Special Education Teacher for 17 seventeen years and then transferred to Klein ISD for 2 years serving as a Special Education teacher in a Developmental classroom. During this time, I received my Masters degree in School Counseling.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve your child as I work with them to achieve success!

Lauren Theriot

Hello! I am Lauren Theriot, the Life Skills teacher at Anderson-Shiro Elementary. I have been a part of the Owl Family for 5 years. I graduated from Sam Houston State University. My husband, Paul, and I have been married 15 years and have 3 children. Hayden and Ethan are in high school, and Audrey is starting the 2nd grade. They participate in sports, marching band, and other community organizations that keep us busy. As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and showing cattle.

I am excited about the new school year and looking forward to getting to know your child.

Hillary Love

I am a country girl originally from East Texas. I grew up loving the outdoors and spending time with my family. I have a Bachelor's of Business Administration - Marketing from East Texas Baptist University, and I received my educator's certification from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. I worked in radio advertising for a while but felt I could do more, so I began teaching 8th grade computer technology in Marshall. For the past 6 years, I was a Bryan High School Viking, where I taught business classes for 1 year and then moved into the health sciences academy. I had an EMT-Basic program, as I am an EMT-Intermediate and EMS Instructor, and I was a volunteer firefighter for several years. But enough of that stuff...

I am an avid photographer. I primarily shoot concerts with Texas music artists, but I also love lightning and storm photography. I am a storm chaser and I love to capture the power and beauty of a thunderstorm. I enjoy traveling and getting to see new places, especially from behind my camera.

In my personal time, I am a 'waterbug'. I love swimming, boating, fishing, and anything else that allows me to be in or near the water. I am also an audiophile (lover of music). I love the Texas singer/songwriter scene and help artists promote new singles, albums, and shows or festivals. I also love cooking and baking, mostly Italian food and desserts.

I am currently engaged (no date yet), and my fiance' and I have a diva calico cat, Biscuit. Brandon has a daughter who lives in College Station but loves coming to our house near Iola, where we have 10 gorgeous acres.I am REALLY excited to be an Anderson-Shiro Owl & I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Kristy Weintraub

Hello!


My name is Kristy Weintraub and I am so excited to become an Anderson-Shiro Owl! I have been in education for the past 16 years spending the majority of my time as a classroom teacher and recently transitioning to an elementary counselor. My passion is working with young children to believe in themselves and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.


I grew up in Pasadena, TX and graduated in 2004 from Texas A&M University. WHOOP! My husband, Nick and our two sons, Luke and Cole live in south College Station and enjoy traveling, being outside, and cheering on the Aggies and Astros.


Coming to Anderson-Shiro is a dream come true for me and I can not wait to get the year started!

Kimberly Allen

Hi my name is Kimberly Allen, I will be the new Algebra II, Pre Cal, and Calculus teacher, and I am super excited to be a part of the Owl family again! I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Statistics. I am an Anderson-Shiro graduate and resident and love the community. I am happily married and have 2 wonderful kids, Bryce who is 7 and will be in 2nd grade, and Kinsley who is almost 4 and will attend Pre-K next year. As a family we love to spend time outdoors watching Bryce play baseball, riding the ranger around our pasture, swimming in our pool, and watching the Astros! This will be my 10th year of teaching and I’m so excited to be back in Anderson teaching. I strive to do everything I can to make an impact on the students just like teachers did when I grew up. I’m so excited to start the year and get to know my students.

Megan Reagan

Hi my name is Megan Reagan! This will be my sixth year of teaching and I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community. My husband and I are expecting our first child in October and we are so blessed to be able to watch her grow in Anderson,Texas. I am a Sam Houston State graduate and currently attending Angelo State University to earn a masters degree in educational leadership. In my free time I am always surrounded by our families or reading. I believe I give the term "BookWorm" a whole new meaning. I cannot wait to start my journey with Anderson Elementary School and help grow tomorrow's leaders. I truly believe that every child deserves a champion in their corner and I hope to become one of their biggest supporters.

Sam McGee

Hello, my name is Sam McGee and I will be joining Anderson-Shiro Junior/Senior High School as the ISS teacher and will coach football, basketball, and track.


I grew up in Beaumont and am a West Brook High School alum. This is my second year in education, and I am a graduate of Arizona Christian University with a degree in Secondary Education. I met my fiancée, Shayla, while in school in Arizona. We will be married in February 2022.


I am a big sports fan and spend much of my free time rooting for the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and Aggies.


I can’t wait to be a part of the Owl Family!