WCHE 3rd Grade Team 2020-2021
Pictured l – r: Mandy Jatzlau, Chareese Hatfield, Diane Clendennen, Bonnie Mottola, and Cindy Figueiredo
Diane Clendennen – I am married and have two amazing daughters. Jessie, who is a nurse in Austin, and Amanda, who is in graduate school getting her doctorate in clinical psychology. I have two wonderful step-children, Jerica and Triston. My husband, Kevin, and I are empty nesters except for our two Yorkies and giant schnauzer puppy. This is my seventeenth year of teaching. I have taught first, second, and fourth grades. This is my first year to teach third grade. I am beyond excited to join the wonderful third grade team and embark on this new adventure! When I'm not working, I enjoy shopping, crafting, eating out, and watching college football! Roll Tide!!
Cindy Figueiredo – Having grown up in Sugar Land, TX, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I'm so happy to be a part of the Tiger family!! My husband and I will celebrate our 31st year of marriage this year. We have 2 kids. In my free time I enjoy sailing, playing tennis and pickleball, and, most of all, traveling. My education consists of a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Texas A&M University, a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Houston and a Gifted and Talented Certification from North Texas State University. I started teaching in 1987 and have taught in Spring Branch ISD, Plano ISD, and Lake Travis ISD. Having the opportunity to be in the classroom working with kids is the most fulfilling and satisfying job in the world!
Chareese Hatfield – Hello Tigers! I am Mrs. Hatfield, and I am so excited you are part of our class this year. This is my 4th year as a WCHE Tiger. I am married with two boys who are also WCHE Tigers in third grade and fifth grade. I have a beautiful black English Lab named Prince. When I am not with my wonderful students, I love to spend time doing anything outdoors. I also love being on the lake, running with Prince, watching my boys play sports, swimming, and traveling to the beautiful Texas Coast and Colorado. I am looking forward to getting to know you, spending time with you in class, and watching you grow so much this year.
Mandy Jatzlau – Mrs. Jatzlau has two beautiful and sweet children. She was born in Houston and is a Texas State graduate. Her favorite things include boating, bowling, reading, and being with her family.
Bonnie Mottola – Ms. Mottola is a native Austinite—born and raised in Austin. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and has two childen: Mark who attends LTMS and Jacquelyn who attends WCHE. Ms. Mottola has lived in Tokyo, Japan; Boston, Massachusetts; and in southern California. She loves children, especially 4th Graders and feels honored to be a West Cypress Hills Elementary School teacher. This is Ms. Mottola's 2nd year teaching 4th Grade at West Cypress Hills Elementary.