J.A. Patton Elementary

First Grade Team

Anna CouchAnna Couch

First Grade Teacher 



 I attended the University of Texas at Dallas. I began my career in 2010 in the Dallas area teaching 6th grade where I was awarded Beginning Teacher of the Year. My husband and I moved to Austin in 2015 and we have enjoyed exploring everything Austin has to offer. I am passionate about developing the love for learning in each child.

Julie Hildebrand  Julie Hildebrand

First Grade Teacher




Hello! I am Mrs. Julie Hildebrand! I earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development with a Minor in Childhood Studies I have been teaching for over 10 years now. I absolutely love everything about teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else! I was thrilled to earn the PBS Digital Innovator award.


Leslie Morton

First Grade Teacher



Georgina Schroeder Georgina Schroeder

First Grade Teacher




 Hello! I am Mrs. Schroeder. I am a proud 1st teacher and grateful to have a positive role in educating our young beautiful minds. I have been in education since 1994.. I have had great experiences with most grade levels in SCORES, Special Education and General Education. My goals for my class are to create a collaborative, creative, independent and positive environment to promote learning.

Lisa Simek Lisa Simek

First Grade Teacher




 Hello! I am Lisa Simek. I have been teaching for more than 20 years. My passion is helping young children discover their love for reading. Not to mention I am a bit of a science nerd! Through the use of various strategies I encourage my students to be collaborative thinkers and problem solvers. I want my students to feel loved and valued throughout their educational journey in my classroom.


Cindy Warner

First Grade Teacher, Team Leader