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Hey FRIENDS! My name is Catherine Purnell and I will be your Math teacher this year. This is my 12 year in education. I have a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston Downtown and I am certified to teach all subjects Early Childhood through
8th grade, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented.
I am a native Houstonian, born and raised in the nearby Cypress area and graduated from Cypress Fall High School in 2003. I then attended and graduated from UHD (Go Gators!) After college, I worked in CFISD for 10 years teaching 4th grade math and science and then moved districts to Tomball. This my second year in TISD at Oakcrest Intermediate. I feel so privileged to work in a school with an amazing math team and community like Oakcrest!
I married my incredible husband Kyle last December who works as a state trooper for Texas DPS. We are about to move into our new home and are looking forward to planting our roots and start a family! We have some fur friends of our own; 2 dogs Derby and Kona and 2 cats Jackson and Chloe.