WCHE COLLABORATIVE TEAM 2020-2021
Kaitlyn Aiken - Ms. Aiken graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. She is passionate about working with kids and has been as long as she can remember. It means the world to her to have the opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of the kids at WCHE.
Casey Brown - Mrs Brown is a proud Aggie who is excited to be in Lake Travis ISD. She is a diagnostician who has previously taught Early Childhood Special Education, kindergarten, and special education resource/inclusion K-4. She lives in Dripping Springs with her husband Tracy, their son Jack, a yorkie named Cooper, and a rabbit named Al.
Whitney Dittman - This is Mrs. Dittman's first year to be part of the WCHE team. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist. Mrs. Dittman is married and is dog-mom to her Miniature Schnauzer.
Erika Durham - Mrs. Durham has been married 20 years to Brett Durham who also works in the district as a Special Services Coordinator. Mrs. Durham has two beautiful children: Sean, 17, and Elizabeth, 10, who is a WCHE Tiger. This is Mrs. Durham’s 3rd year with WCHE and her 8th year in Education. She is excited for another wonderful year with her Special Education team and can’t wait to see her kids. For fun, she attended Le Cordon Bleu to learn how to make French pastries.
Mouna Hashem – Ms. Hashem and her husband live in Lakeway. She has 2 sons. One graduated from Lake Travis High School. Ms.Hashem earned a Psychology degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an accomplished, professional with 20 years’ experience in business management, educational, and nonprofit fields. This is her 5th year at LTISD, 2 of which worked in an ABA/G3 classroom here at WCHE. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Ms. Hashem also serves as our Extended Care Supervisor
Kelly Kodis - Mrs. Kodis is originally from Washington State. She received her bachelors degree in business from Eastern Washington University. She is a wife and mother of three wonderful children, Jack, Michael, and Aleena. She loves working with the kids at West Cypress Hills Elementary.
Cara McElderry – Mrs. McElderry earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University and holds a graduate degree in Special Education studies from Loyola as well. She has taught in Maryland, New York, and in Texas for a total of 20 years. She and her husband have 3 children who attend LTISD schools.
Kira Moler - Ms. Moler earned her bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and her master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from San Francisco State University. She has 11 years of experience working with children as an SLP and 5 years of experience working specifically with students with Autism. She is passionate about helping students build social awareness skills in order to connect more easily with others. Ms. Moler moved from Northern California to Austin last year. In her free time she loves to cook, hike, travel, go to concerts, and explore all that Austin has to offer with her husband.
Lindsay Rhodes - Mrs. Rhodes has been in education for 15 years! She has two boys attending school at WCHE, a fifth grader and second grader! She's originally from Houston, Texas, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves being able to bring life into learning for her students!!
Andrea Rios - Mrs. Rios and her family live in the Lake Travis area. All of her children are students in LTISD. She loves being a Special Education Aide and helping our Tigers to be successful learners.
Johann Salas - Mrs. Salas is the proud mother of 3 grown children - Bryan, Jeremy and Monica - and 2 grandchildren, Leilani and Liliana. She and her husband moved to this area about a year ago. They moved from Arlington, Texas, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The agree that it is beautiful here, and they love it! Mrs. Salas has been a school based Occupational Therapist for over 28 years and LOVES working with students, educators, staff and parents. She has many hobbies that include arts and crafts, walking, biking, hiking and socializing with friends and family. Mrs. Salas appreciates the warm welcome into this awesome community!
Candice Shrout – Holding a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Mrs. Shrout has been an educator for over 15 years. She and her husband have two beautiful daughters.
Mary Kevan Smith - Ms. Mary Kevan Smith has worked in education for 3 years, most recently moving from Denton ISD. She attended West Virginia University where she earned her BA in Psychology. She has 1 dog and loves taking her on walks and runs. Mrs. Smith is very excited to get this school year started!
Clover Yordanova - Mrs. Yordanova received her undergraduate degree at SUNY New Paltz, in New York State, where she earned her Elementary Education teaching certification. She went on to volunteer for two years in the Peace Corps in Dobrich, Bulgaria, as a teacher of foreign language at Hristo Botev Elementary School. After her volunteer work, Mrs. Yordanova attended Teachers College at Columbia University, where she received her Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist ages Early Childhood to Adult. Mrs. Yordanova holds her Reading Specialist certificate in Texas. She has also trained at the Dyslexia Center of Austin, where she became a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She has two children and two dogs.