WCHE Kindergarten 2019-2020
Pictured Front Row l – r: Michelle Tasin, Ashlynn Bontke, and Katie Doering. Back Row l – r: Jamie Wade, Becca Wells, Alycen Gillette. and Bianca Brymer
Ashlynn Bontke - This will be Ms. Bontke's first year teaching at West Cypress Hills Elementary. She is a graduate of Lake Travis High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. She enjoys wake surfing on Lake Travis in her free time.
Bianca Brymer – Ms. Brymer has been teaching at West Cypress Hills Elementary for 4 years In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Texas State University. Ms. Brymer enjoys building relationships with the community. In her free time, Ms. Brymer loves to craft and loves photography.
Katie Doering – Mrs. Doering
holds her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and graduated from the University of Texas in 2008. She and her husband, Marc, have three children and have lived in Austin for eight years. This will be Mrs. Doering’s 3rd year teaching Kindergarten at WCH!
Alycen Gillette – This is Mrs. Gillette’s 6th year teaching Kindergarten at West Cypress Hills Elementary. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, from the University of Texas. In her free time, Mrs. Gillette enjoys working out at Orange Theory Fitness, running outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.
Michelle Tasin – Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ms. Tasin went to Centenary College of Louisiana. At Centenary, Ms. Tasin played softball and majored in Psychology. She taught kindergarten for 2 years in east Texas and then moved to Lake Travis. This is Ms. Tasin's 1st year teaching in the LTISD. She is working toward a Master's Degree in School Counseling and LPC through Lamar University. During her free time, Ms. Tasin enjoys running, working out, coaching, and being outside with her puppy.
Jamie Wade – Mrs. Wade formerly worked in Special Education Services at West Cypress Hills Elementary prior to becoming a Kindergarten Teacher. She is a graduate from Sam Houston State University and lives in the Spicewood community with her husband, daughter, and their 2 Dachshunds. Mrs. Wade enjoys fishing, kayaking, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Becca Wells – Our WCHE Teacher of the Year 2016-2017 went to Elon University in North Carolina and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Special Education. This will be her 11th year teaching. She taught for 6 years in North Carolina before moving to Austin 4 years ago. In her free time, she likes to do Orangetheory, run, hike, and be outdoors!