I am so thankful to be a part of the Walsh family! My teaching career began in 2003, and I am in my fourth year of teaching here at Walsh. I love teaching 8th grade and helping students begin their transition to high school. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Although I received my Masters of Education from Texas Tech University, I still bleed burnt orange! I love to bake, especially at this time of year when it is cold outside. I enjoy trying out new vegetarian recipes, and my favorite restaurant is Thai Cuisine. My other hobby is practicing Krav Maga, an Israli form of hand to hand combat. I’ve been practicing this form of self defense since 2003 and think I’m hooked for life! My husband and I have been married for 11 fantastic years, and have 2 beautiful children. Our daughter, Ambergray, is 9 years old and is a third grader at Cactus Ranch Elementary. She loves ladybugs, gymnastics, and volleyball. Our son, 6 year old Croix, is also at Cactus Ranch Elementary as a kindergartner. He likes science, parkour, monkeys, and ninjas. Our family enjoys road trips, reading together, bike rides, and playing games together.
This is my sixth year at Walsh. My awesome wife and I have three awesome kids, a dog that can catch footballs, a dog that barks at the one catching footballs, and two cats that don’t seem to see the point of dogs. Most of our free time is spent around swimming pools, either practices, meets, or just . All three of our kids are competitive swimmers and have been swimming since they were toddlers. My other hobbies include deadlifting, eating cookies, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes continue to be the greatest collegiate athletic program in the state of Iowa.
I am so excited to be a part of the Walsh community! My family and I have lived in Round Rock since 2006, but I grew up in the Houston area. After graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Biology, I went to work in the Cytogenetics Department at Baylor College of Medicine. I met my husband at a Christmas party when we were both home from college. That was 30 years ago and we now have 2 wonderful daughters. After our children were born, I decided to stay at home with them. When they were older, I began working as a substitute teacher. I enjoyed it so much that I earned my teaching certification and am now in my 10th year at Walsh! Our oldest daughter, Lauren, graduated from Texas A&M University and is now an investment banker living in New York City. Our youngest daughter, Ashley, is graduating in May from the University of North Texas where she is studying art education. When I’m not at school, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
Greetings! I am so excited to be a teacher at Walsh this year!
I was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in various places all over this great country of ours, such as: Pennsylvania, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and now Texas! I have had various professions, from fire fighting, opening restaurants across the country, webmaster/layout artist for a fishing publication, and now teaching. I have always had an innate calling for teaching and training, and decided to become a teacher after an amazing morning of teaching my niece to paint and at the declaration from one of my best friends. With her help, I set upon the journey of becoming a certified teacher.
I am so thrilled to be apart of Walsh Middle School and to not only teach but mentor students to prepare them for their future endeavors.
This is my fifth year at Walsh Middle School and I teach Business Information Management (BIM), Fundamentals of Computer Science and Journalism/Yearbook. In addition, once a week I host the FAC class for coding lessons. They’ve just begun to master the concept of loops. My first career was managing multi-million dollar financials, pricing, contracts, projects and acquisitions for the likes of Intel and AMD. I was also often tapped to train newcomers, which I thoroughly enjoyed. One of my favorite roles was training brand new MBA graduates. They were always so intelligent and motivated, I learned as much from them, as they did from me. This year, I am so pleased to be teaching a brand new class. The 2019-20 school year is the first to have Computer Science at the middle school level. Like BIM, it is a high-school-credit class, so I have high expectations of the students. And, the students at Walsh rarely disappoint. I am so fortunate to teach at the best middle school ever! In my spare time, my hobbies are cooking and reading. I like to walk around the neighborhood in the evening with my husband, Greg. Since my two boys, Ryan and Jared, are adults now, I have four dogs and a cat to help fill my time. I also have two granddaughters, via my two oldest step-children. Ava is 7 and Penny is 2. I love it when they call me Grandma! Even though I’m now a grandma, I am determined to keep doing new things and taking on new challenges. In fact, I just sang karaoke for the first time and I’m taking my first Vegas vacation in a couple of weeks. I have a group of about 5 really good friends that will usually join me in new adventures, and I hope they never stop!!!
I am thrilled to be teaching my 4th year here at Walsh Middle School. I love teaching reading and writing. I think there is no better escape than that between the pages of a good book; that is why my goal is to ignite a passion for both reading and writing in every student’s mind and heart.
I have the most amazing colleagues and students. I love coming to school each day and seeing what their beautiful minds will create; they make work feel like “work.” I look forward to learning and growing side by side with everyone this year!
I am so excited to be a Walsh Wildcat and teach amazing students every day! My 7th grade English Language Arts classes are full of enthusiasm and curiosity. They have lots of voice and we are working on imbuing their writing with those entertaining voices. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. I attended courtesy of academic scholarships I received due to being a National Merit Scholar. My Bachelor of Arts is in English and History. I earned my Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of New Orleans, where I passed my comprehensive in American Literature with distinction. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this summer. We have two sons, ages 8 and 6. Humberto is a sous chef at Trace, the restaurant at the W hotel in Austin. Lorenzo and Caden attend Brushy Creek Elementary and are third and first graders respectively. They are both in cub scouts and gymnastics. I enjoy reading, baking, karaoke, dancing at 80s nights with my friends, and laughing at funny memes.
I am truly blessed to be a part of the Walsh community! This makes my fifth year teaching Language Arts at Walsh. I am beginning my 32nd year in education. My experience includes working in the ESL/Bilingual Department, teaching Pre-Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th grades. I grew up in Plano, Texas and I’m a proud graduate from The University of Texas. I met my husband our freshman year of college, and we just celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary this summer! He is my “rock,” and thankfully, always supports my passion for teaching. I am also blessed with my two grown children. My oldest son, Cameron, graduated from Texas Tech and now works for Dell. My youngest son, Brennen, graduated from Texas A&M and became our token Aggie. He’s also a Dell employee. My family has a deep passion for college football, so our fall Saturdays are always full of BBQ, fun, and rivalry! In my spare time, I enjoy exercising with my friends every weekday morning. You can also find me in the neighborhoods and on the trails with my favorite four-legged child. Amigo is our two year old Golden Retriever who makes our family complete. I also truly value the time I spend with my family. All of my immediate family has moved to the Georgetown area, so we are now fortunate enough to get together as often as possible. When I reflect back to the reasons I chose to be an educator so many years ago, the reasons remain the same today. I want to inspire and empower my students while instilling a life-long passion for reading and writing!
I am an educator who loves to inspire the students I work with and the peers I work alongside. I value building relationships with students, colleagues and community members. Embracing challenges and new opportunities is a passion of mine and I try and instill this in my students and peers.
Being born and raised in the culture of Bombay, India (now Mumbai) presented many challenges for me when I moved to the United States of America in 1999 with my husband. I embraced the American lifestyle while still maintaining my heritage which I now share with my 15-year-old son, Tanish. In America, I took the opportunity to earn my Masters Degree in Middle School Math/Science from The Ohio State University in 2003 (G0 BUCKEYES!). I have taught math in different school districts for 14 years but I have most recently enjoyed working in the same district in which my son attends, Round Rock ISD. Tanish is currently a sophomore at Round Rock High School and is a proud member of Dragon Band.
I have overcome and faced head-on many challenges in my life. Moving from one country to another, adapting to a completely different lifestyle, the sudden loss of my husband in 2013, and learning how to be a single parent. I teach students that every challenge is merely an obstacle to be conquered with the opportunity to grow, learn and embrace your new-found knowledge. It is simply your mindset and determination that will assist you in these endeavors.
My name is Kaleong Chong, this is my third year here at Walsh. However, I have taught Middle School Math for the past 9 years, mostly working with 8th grade math.
I was originally from Malaysia, came over to USA at the age of 17 to attend UT Austin, where I got my undergraduate degree in BBA. Years later, I went to Texas State and got my Master’s in Education. I met my wife, Phoebe, in Russia, where we spent 12 years doing missionary work. We have 2 wonderful daughters, Dasha, who is now studying in Germany; and Patricia, here with us in high school.
I believe that education is the key to success for all students, and any child that chooses to succeed, can, and usually will. Making that choice as a teenager can often seem difficult. I do promise that when that decision is made, I will be there ready to help. I love to bring out the best in young people and watch how life is transformed everyday with new questions, ideas, and friendship.
One interesting fact about me is that I speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, some Malay and two other dialects.
I love that I am a part of such an amazing campus here at Walsh. This is my 5th year teaching here at Walsh and my 8th year teaching overall. I have taught a few different subjects. I have taught band in Oklahoma, a 4th grade classroom, 5th / 6th grade math and history, and now I currently teach 7th grade math. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a degree in music education. While at OU I got to perform in the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, the Sooner Showmen Basketball Band, and several different instrument ensembles. This explains my passion for OU. It was truly an amazing experience getting to attend school there and I love everything about the campus.
I am so excited to teach Texas History at Walsh. I love my students and they are forever “Wells Kids”. This is my 17th year teaching, I have been at Round Rock ISD for 8 years. I am committed to making a difference in the educational process and positively affecting the students I serve. My role as a leader is to lead and teach my students to be leaders. I maintain professionalism and provide my students with professional growth to be successful life long learners. It is important to me to commit to life-long learning both for my own personal growth and as a model of continuous learning for my students. My personal values are inherent in my ability to lead with passion. At home my husband Dan and I love to being involved with our kids and all their fun activities.
I absolutely love being a part of the Walsh family. I’m in total awe of the administration, staff and hard-working teaching professionals I am lucky enough to work with everyday. This is my 2nd year at Walsh. Last year, I was a 7th and 8th grade inclusion teacher. This year, I’m teaching World Cultures and learning so much from my amazing team and students. I love teaching 6th graders. They are such active learners and so very inquisitive about the world around them.
This is my 16th year of teaching. Most of my career was spent teaching 4th grade at Cypress Elementary in Leander ISD. I then subbed for a couple of years, looking for my next adventure. I found my home at Walsh! When I’m not around campus, I love spending time with my family. Just this month, I celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary! We are the proud parents of two adult “children.” Our son, Curtis, graduated from Texas State, a CPA living the life in Houston. My daughter, Lauren, graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Electronic Media. She lives in Dallas working in software sales. We all love rooting on our favorite sports team (which we don’t always agree on,) traveling and just spending time together.These first few weeks have been about getting to know these amazing 6th graders and I have loved every single minute of it. It’s going to be an amazing year. Walsh is a great place to be and I’m so happy to be here!
I am beyond excited and blessed to be a part of the Walsh Family! I have been teaching for 11 years and substitute taught on and off for 10 years before making it official; that’s 21 years in education! I have taught many subjects in my time, but mainly Sciences. I currently teach 7th Grade Science and coach Cheerleading with the amazing Coach Martinez! I was accepted into RRISD first cohort ‘I Lead’ program and am looking forward to becoming a more supportive and successful leader. When I’m not teaching or cheering on the Wildcats, I’m a mother and partner. Mr. Smith and I have an unbelievably amazing son named Ian. Ian is 4 years old and attends Chandler Oaks Elementary. We love to spend time with family and friends playing games, BBQing, traveling, or catching the latest movie. I’m looking forward to yet another outstanding year here at Walsh…WE ARE, WALSH!!! GO WILDCATS!!!
13 years of service with Round Rock ISD and is one of the founding members of Walsh Middle School! She has a passion for science and science education and strives to make learning fun!! She channels her inner Miss Frizzle every day, engaging students, broadening their horizons, and making science relevant and meaningful. Being true to one’s self and continuously striving to be better, along with quirky themed earrings and a whole lot of randomness makes her science class an exciting place to be! At the end of the year, students walk away from Ms. White’s class with a greater love for science! They know they were and will continue to be loved; each student of Ms. White’s holds a permament place in her heart. Outside of school, Ms. White loves punny jokes, knitting, making polymer clay jewelry, painting, and playing games with her son, Gavin. She loves movies and books and all things FUN! If you ever happen to see her outside of school, stop and say, “Hello!!” We are one family!