Autumn Creek Elementary Newsletter
June 8, 2021
The excitement about opening Autumn Creek is building! Can you feel it! We are tentatively scheduled to move into our new building on July 15th, and that will be here before we know it. We have hired 55 of our 57 staff members and they are already working together in many ways. It won't be long, and we are thrilled that we get to open this great school for your kids and your family.
If you happened to miss our Summer Kickoff event at Lake Point Park in Fall Creek, you missed out! Thank you to the large number of families who came to get a free sno cone from our staff. We will do this again in the first part of July. We really want to connect with you and your family, so I hope you will come see us at our upcoming events.
We can't wait to see you and your family inside the doors of Autumn Creek!
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We have light! Electricity is on throughout the building now and workers are still installing lights. Most classrooms have light now as well as the hallways. Whiteboards are being installed in classrooms and many classrooms now have the garage door installed. Carpet is going in throughout different parts of the building, and all tilework is done. The construction team is currently trying to bring humidity down in the building so they can install the pattern floors that will go in the pods. You will notice from the pictures that the tree is being constructed in our lobby!
Hired Staff Highlight
Blessy George - Diagnostician
BBlessy has been the diagnostician at Maplebrook Elementary and has been in education for 12 years. She has a big heart for students and does everything she can to keep families well-informed on what is happening with their children in the special education program. She and her husband recently welcomed their first child to the world in January!
Darrell Rogers - BC Teacher
Darrell comes to us from Park Lakes Elementary. He likes to travel, read, and work with kids. He has been teacher of the year twice at both Lakeland Elementary and at Park Lakes Elementary. He has worked in different areas of Special Education and has started several SPED programs for the district. He enjoys working with those hard to reach kids and kids that need to improve their social skills. He is happy to be the upper grades BC teacher for ACE.
Kellie Rodriguez - 4th Grade Teacher
Kellie is originally from California. She attended Marshall University in West Virginia where she obtained her master’s degree in psychology. While pursuing her degree, she tutored students with learning disabilities and developed a passion for teaching and helping students. She has a 5 year old daughter, Mia, who will be starting kindergarten this year. She has 4 years of teaching experience; 2 years in 3rd grade and 2 years in 4th grade. She likes to create a classroom where students can feel safe to share their ideas and not be afraid to make mistakes. Classroom motto: “Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen.”
Hannah Bell - Kindergarten
Hannah is a recent Stephen F. Austin State University graduate and she has lived in the Kingwood area all of her life. She was a student in Humble ISD, college student teacher, and now a Kindergarten Teacher in the district! So this district has truly been a family to her! This will be her first year teaching, so she is extremely excited to start her career at ACE as an educator! She is also involved in serving her church youth ministry — whether that’s teaching Bible lessons, leading events, mission trips, or serving. Her close friends and family describe her as their little “ray of sunshine.” She also teaches Sunday School at church as well as swim lessons during the summer. More than anything, she loves to love on people and make them feel valued!
Kayla was born and raised in Kingwood graduating from Kingwood High School. She received her bachelors and masters from Sam Houston State University. She is currently a dance instructor at Stacey's Dance Studio. She lives in the Kingwood area and enjoys spending time around her pool and her two kitties. She also loves to cook and listen to live music.
Ms. Bocard joins our team from Hidden Hollow Elementary, she has been an Humble ISD employee for 14 years. Her job titles range from working within the Spark Program, PPCD, and Life Skills program. Her background in childcare speaks for itself, as she’s had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of age groups from newborn, elementary and high school aged students totaling over 35 years of experience. She’s dedicated her life along with love and passion to seeing children evolve and create new milestones.
When asked what makes her keep going, her response is simple; “The parents and students look forward to seeing my face. When a student doesn’t want to get out the car, they call for me…I’m stern but the children know they are loved”.
Katrina is joining us from Hidden Hollow Elementary where she served as a Resource Special Education Para-Professional(In-Class Support). She has a huge Texas size heart for students and their families. She is intentional on creating partnerships that invoke a loving structured environment which benefits the students, staff and families. She feels blessed to join the amazing team at ACE and looks forward to teamwork that makes the dream work.
Francisca was born in Germany, but spent most of her life in Spain where her passion for education began. After 15 years of being an educator for Galena Park ISD, she decided to move and work as a teacher in Humble ISD. She began her career with Humble ISD at Ridge Creek Elementary. She has taught many of the elementary grade levels. Being surrounded by students is her perfect happy place. She loves their faces when they are curious about something, or whenever they accomplish their goals. She feels privileged to be part of the Blue Jays Family!
Jessica and her family moved to Fall Creek 8 years ago from Mississippi. She has been the nurse at Lakeshore for the last 5 years. She recently received her certification and became a Nationally Board Certified School Nurse. She has 2 kids, Sawyer (almost 9) and Maggie (6) that will be coming to Autumn Creek with me in 3rd and 1st grade. She enjoys doing things outside with her family. She also enjoys building relationships with the kids at school and their families. She is looking forward to joining the Autumn Creek Team and cannot wait to meet everyone in person.
Chloe is a native Houstonian born and raised in Humble ISD. She has always loved learning and believes her passion for teaching is rooted in the excellent experience that she had as a student in this district. The past 5 years she has worked with a range of ages from Pre-K to High School and most recently served as an AVID tutor for Humble ISD. She is excited to assist with Pre-K this school year as it is such a fun and rewarding age group!
Melitza comes to us from Jack Fields Elementary. She has a son named Diego and has been married for 13 years! She was a high school teacher in Puerto Rico before moving to Texas! She is so excited to be a part of ACE and to work with our students to help them be the best Blue Jay's they can be! Fun Fact: She was on the Olympic Puerto Rican softball team in 2005!
Claire comes to ACE from Timbers. This will be her second year at Humble ISD. She is from the Dallas/Fort Worth area originally. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches for undergrad and Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio for graduate school. Some fun facts about her are that she is a triplet, She loves to listen to music, hang out with friends, and run in her spare time. She is excited for the opportunity to be the Speech Pathologist at ACE and is looking forward to meeting all the kids, helping them reach their goals, and getting to know the staff!
Melissa is originally from California where she was a School Psychologist for 6 years. She has lived in Texas for about a year and a half. She lives in Humble with her husband, two wonderful and amazing children and two adorable pugs. She currently works 3 days at Maplebrook Elementary and 2 days at Lakeshore Elementary. Her mission is to help students see their strengths and unique gifts and to help support their academic success, social-emotional development and their mental health.
Richelle is coming to us from Maplebrook Elementary where she is a special education interventionist. Before that, she worked at Atascocita Springs Elementary as a second grade teacher. She is originally from Chicago, where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. Creating lessons that are engaging, interactive, and innovative are something that she truly enjoys. The growth and achievements of her students motivates her to strive to be the best teacher she can be for them. They are always a source of inspiration for her!
Upcoming Important Dates
7/19 - Annual Update opens
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Information on Registering your ACE Student for the 2021-2022 School Year
On June 16, registration will open up for all grade levels. If you need support in registration, we encourage you to contact our Registrar, Lisa Burns at 281-641-5703 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Humble ISD students who indicated they would attend ACE next year will be automatically moved over to us.