J.A. Patton Elementary

Pre K

cornelius_ashley_200.jpg   Ashley Cornelius

   Pre K Teacher






I graduated from The University of Texas and began teaching in 2013.  I have taught Kindergarten and Pre-K.  I love welcoming students to school and getting them to fall in love with learning and reading. Teaching is my passion and I truly love being a Patton Pioneer!


demos_anthea_238_0.jpg   Anthea Demos

   Pre K Teacher






I have been teaching elementary school since 2003. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught Kindergarten and Pre-K at Patton. I have taught in Austin ISD, and in Norway and Qatar. I loved my experience teaching children from all over the world in International Schools abroad, but am so happy to be back in Austin! I love being a teacher! It is a huge passion of mine. I provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow academically and emotionally from both our successes and failures. I am so excited for this school year!


schildgen_chelsea_882.jpg   Chelsea Schildgen

   Pre K Teacher






I began teaching Pre-K in 2011, and started at Patton 2015. I am passionate about early childhood education and love having a culturally diverse classroom. I studied Child Development at the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated in 2010. I truly love working with children and have found a home here at Patton.


thompson_jessica_1006.jpg   Jessica Thompson

   Pre K Teacher, Team Leader






I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008. I began teaching in AISD in 2014. I really enjoy teaching early learners and watching my students grow through play! I love being a part of the Patton community!


uglietta_amy_1026.jpg   Amy Uglietta

    Pre K Teacher






I began teaching Pre-K at Patton in 2014. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor's in Exercise Sports Science and a Masters in Special Education from Texas State University. Teaching little ones is my passion and watching them learn and grow brings me so much joy.