J.A. Patton Elementary

Fifth Grade Team

Espy Biehle Espy Biehle

Fifth Grade Teacher




 I love teaching. There is nothing more rewarding than watching someone grasp a concept and have a part of that understanding. Helping people...teaching children...forming relationships are a few of the reasons why I have stayed in this profession for so long. After graduating from St. Edwards University with a degree in Human Services and Counseling with a certificate in Elementary education, I began working with Special Education students and my journey to help all students embrace their different learning styles began. My goal with every group of students is for them to embrace failure as a way to grow...as I say in my class…”If at first you don’t succeed...you are NORMAL!” Don't be surprised if you see a chocolate lab wandering around the classroom. Reese, Brutus and Andes are therapy dogs that assist in the classroom occasionally. Woof!

Angie Bush Angie Bush

Fifth Grade Teacher




 I am a native Austinite and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! More specifically, I grew up in Oak Hill, graduating from Bowie in 1993 and from UT, with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning and Development, in 1997. After completing my student teaching at Patton, I was fortunate enough to be hired as a fifth grade teacher. I have been at Patton in some capacity for over 2 decades. I love the students at our school, and I feel blessed to be able to serve the community in which I grew up.


Katie Kelley

Fifth Grade Teacher, Team Leader 



Nellie Schulze

Fifth Grade Teacher