Phone: 469-752-1836


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Wales BS Home Economics Leeds University Post Graduate Certificate of Education Certified EC-4, ESL supplemental Gifted and Talented

Kathryn Pickle


My name is Kathryn Pickle, and I am thrilled to be part of this awesome Hightower family.  I love this school, and I'm very excited about the opportunity I have each year to help a new group of students be successful as they grow in their love of learning.  My goal this year is not only to help your children reach their full potential in all subject areas, but also to help them learn how to work independently, and for each of them to develop a love of reading that will stay with them forever.   

I have 3 wonderful, grown children of my own that graduated from Plano ISD schools, so I know first hand what a great school district this is. I also have a beautiful little granddaughter named Ruth, who will be two in November.  Your children will get to hear all about her in class this year!  When I am not teaching, I love to travel, spend time with my family, read, craft and hang out with my two cats!  

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss


  • 1st Grade Schedule


    7:40 - 8:10 Arrival & Circle Time


    8:10 - 10:10 Language Arts 


    10:10 - 10:25 Inquiry & Innovation


    10:25 - 10:55 Lunch


    10:55 - 11:25 Recess


    11:25 - 12:15 Specials


    12:15 - 1:00 Inquiry & Innovation 


    1:00 - 2:35 Math


    2:35 - 2:45 Daily Wrap Up