• WCHE 5th Grade Team 2022-2023

    This is a photo of our 5th grade teachers

    Pictured left to right:  Marybeth Balzer, Brittney Ellis, Cindy Eskridge, and Sharryn Cash



    Marybeth  Balzer Hi!  I’m originally from Roanoke, Virginia, but I lived in Utah for three years.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Radford University and my Master of Education degree from Averett University. This is my 6th year teaching overall, but my 4th year teaching 5th grade!  I have a German Shepard/Poodle mix named Odin, and we love to be outside.  I also love to watch sports and craft.  I am so excited to be part of the Tiger family again this year!


    Sharryn Cash -- Hi!  I'm from Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated college from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.  My husband and our three kids moved to Texas in 2006.  Grace, my 20-year-old, is attending Texas State University, Gavin, my 18-year-old, is attending ACC, and Garrett, my 13-year-old is in 7th grade at LTMS.  I've taught for 19 years, and this is my 7th year at WCHE.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and gardening.



    Brittney Ellis -- Hi Tigers! I am so happy to begin my 2nd year at WCHE! I am proud to be Mom to two darling daughters, one precious son, and a funny GoldenDoodle. We moved here 6 years ago and have been a part of the Tiger family since then. I graduated from Angelo State University in 2004, taught Kindergarten for a few years, and then took a small 12 year maternity leave. I love being back in the classroom and look forward to a great year ahead! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, playing games, creating, cookie decorating, and spending time with my friends! We will "Simmer to Success" this year, together!


    Cindy Eskridge - My name is Cindy Eskridge, and I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  I am the mother of a very sweet and outgoing 10 year old, Emily Raye. Emily and I relocated to Texas 7 years ago to be closer to family. I am a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee--let's go, Govs!! Teaching has always been my first love, and I am so excited to rejoin the Tiger family at West Cypress Hills!!  In my spare time I enjoy being with family, reading, and traveling.