WCHE 3rd Grade Team 2023-2024
Pictured in left to right: Alison Foster, Audry Ostroski, Diane Clendennen, Elizabeth Cheek, and Krista Crump
Elizabeth Cheek –This is my third year at West Cypress! I am originally from Fort Worth, TX, and studied education at Abilene Christian University. I am married to my husband, Carson, and we are so excited to be here in Austin! This is my fourth year of teaching. Before moving to Austin, I taught 5th grade in Abilene, TX. When not teaching, I enjoy being outside, watching a good movie, or eating Mexican food. I am so thrilled to be a teacher at West Cypress Hills!
Diane Clendennen – I was born in Alabama and had the most wonderful 4th grade teacher. She is the reason I went into teaching. Last year I completed my 20th year. My husband, Kevin, and I recently built a house in Marble Falls and love it out there. I have two amazing daughters. Jessie is married and working as a nurse in Dallas. Amanda is married and recently moved to Boston. She is wrapping up her residency at Dartmouth and just graduated with her Doctorate of Philosophy in Applied Psychology. I love being outdoors, playing with my fur babies, and watching college football. Roll Tide!!
Krista Crump -- I moved to Lake Travis 6 years ago. I'm from Dallas (taught 5 years,) then moved to San Antonio (taught 4 years,) then here at LT (6 years.) So, I've taught for 15 years. My husband and I have been married for 25 years. We met in college at Sam Houston State. We have Bella, 20 years old, who's in animation school and Gabby, who is a Junior Varsity Cheerleader at Lake Travis High School.
Alison Foster -- I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. When I was 12 years old my family moved to Illinois. I graduated from Illinois State University and moved to Chicago, where I met my husband. We moved to North Carolina for his work. While in the Carolina's I had my son, Carter. In 2012, we moved to Austin. I taught Pre-K for 7 years, 4th grade for 2 years, and I am very excited to teach 3rd grade this year. My hobbies are crafting, running, and I love playing games like Uno and Monopoly.
Audry Ostrowski -- Hello Tigers! My name is Audry Ostrowski and I love being a 3rd grade teacher at West Cypress Hills Elementary. Originally from Michigan, I have always wanted to be a Texan with my dog named Roger! I am going into my fourth year of teaching and am elated to be a part of your school and community. My passion for student growth and success drives my everyday enjoyment of life. My other passions include hiking, spending time with friends and family, eating nachos, doing DIY projects, and, of course, reading lots of books. Let’s go Tigers and here’s to the 2023-2024 school year!