WCHE 1st Grade Team 2018-2019
Pictured front row l – r : Julianne Jenkerson, Tara Chapman, Beth Gardner, and Julie Gordon
Back row l – r: Caitlin Orwin, Tara Ali, and Megan Osbon
Tara Ali - In her 10th year of teaching, Mrs. Ali lives in the West Cypress Hills neighborhood with her husband and three children. She loves teaching and spending time with her class, her friends, and family. Mrs. Ali was voted by WCHE Staff as Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018.
Tara Chapman – Ms. Chapman has been teaching 8 years and loves reading and working with children. Before coming to WCHE, she taught in Lockhart.
Beth Gardner – Ms. Gardner enjoys jet skiing, hockey, and loves the LTHS Marching Band. She has a son who is a senior at LTHS. They have a dog named Pearl and a cat named Wisdom. This is Ms. Garnder’s 2nd year teaching 1st Grade at WCHE.
Julie Gordon – Mrs. Gordon and her husband live in the West Cypress Hills neighborhood. She has been teaching 1st Grade at WCHE for three years.
Julianne Jenkerson – In her third year of teaching, Ms. Jenkerson is fun loving and enjoys building meaningful relationships with each student. Health and fitness are very important to her. She is passionate, too, about her family, her dogs, and being outdoors.
Caitlin Orwin – This is Miss Orwin’s 1st year at WCHE! She is from California but really enjoys living in Austin. Miss Orwin loves teaching, singing, and playing with her two dogs, Sable and Finnegan. She is very excited to spend the year with her Otters!
Megan Osbon – This is Ms. Osbon’s 5th year teaching at WCHE. She is a native Austinite and attended St. Edward’s University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State.