WCHE 4th Grade Team 2019-2020
Pictured front row l – r: Diane Clendennen, Kailey Scheffke, and Bonnie Mottola Back row l – r: Ashley Gallenkamp, Sharryn Cash, and Krista Crump
Sharryn Cash – Mrs. Cash came to us from Kansas City, Missouri. She, her husband, and her three children moved to Texas in 2006. Mrs. Cash loves teaching 4th grade at WCHE.
Diane Clendennen – This is Mrs. Clendennen's 17th year of teaching. She is married to Kevin; has two daughters, Jessie and Amanda; one step-daughter, Jerica; one step-son, Triston; and two Yorkies, Sterling and Kaci. She was raised in Alabama and Florida, and loves living in the Austin area, as well. She loves West Cypress Hills Elementary, eating out, and watching Alabama football.
Krista Crump – Mrs. Crump grew up in Plano, Texas, and went to Sam Houston State University where she met her husband. They’ve been happily married 21 years and have two daughters. She taught in the Richardson ISD 4 years and in San Antonio 5 years. This is her 3rd year teaching in the Lake Travis Independent School District and at West Cypress Hills Elementary.
Caitlyn Denning - Ms. Denning graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, May, 2019. There she majored in Elementary Education. Learning is her passion. She is very excited to be part of the wonderful team of teachers here at West Cypress Hills Elementary. Learning is her passion and she looks forward to sharing it with every student who walks into her classroom.
Ashley Gallenkamp – Now in her 13th year of teaching, Mrs. Gallenkamp is married and has three precious children. Two of her children are West Cypress Hills Tigers! She is a dog mom to Shorkie, Coco. This is Mrs. Gallenkamp's 6th year teaching at West Cypress Hills Elementary. She has taught Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and at the secondary level. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, and her family “bleeds burnt orange.” She enjoys spending time with her family and attending local UT sporting events. "Hook-em Horns!"
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.
Kailey Scheffke - Mrs. Scheffke is one of our fabulous 4th Grade teachers. She is a Chicago native by blood but an Austinite by heart! Mrs. Scheffke has been teaching for 7 magical years. She believes in the importance of empowering her students to be passionate workers, independent thinkers, and kind speakers. She knows her students can become anything they put their minds and hearts into.