Ms. Lauren Walch

Phone: 830-357-4800

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Ms. Lauren Walch

Lauren Walch serves as Principal at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. 

Walch came to FORES in January 2018 after serving as principal at the combined Elementary and Junior High Campus in Mason, Texas.  Previously she served as assistant principal and academic dean in Kerrville. She also has two years of administrative experience as an instructional coach for San Antonio ISD. Ms. Walch began her career in education as a high school math teacher in San Antonio. 

Throughout her administrative career, Walch has placed an emphasis on instructional leadership, organizational improvement and strong parent/community relationships. 

Walch graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mathematics and earned her Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Ms. Walch's interests include traveling, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.  It is a special treat to see her nieces Clara and Lydia at FORES each day!

 

 

Ms. Sharon Wotipka

Phone: (830)357-4807

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Ms. Sharon Wotipka

Sharon Wotipka serves as Counselor at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. 

Ms. Wotipka grew up in Beaumont, Texas.  She graduated from the Lamar University with her Bachelor’s in Education and Sam Houston State University with her Master’s in Counseling.  Ms. Wotipka has served 22 years as a secondary level teacher and 5 years as an elementary counselor.  Wanting to make a difference in the lives of children was the driving force for her to become an educator.

Ms. Wotipka is passionate about advocating for students and believes in focusing on the Whole Child. She believes that whenever children feel good about themselves and their relationships with others, they are more successful in school.  One of her goals for this year is working with our students, teachers, and parents to build a culture of caring at FORES.

Ms. Wotipka is married to her husband Paul, and they have four children and two grandchildren. During her spare time, she loves spending time at the beach, reading a great book, and listening to music.

Ms. Wotipka is excited to be joining the Mustang Family in Boerne ISD!

 

Mrs. Deb Beck

Phone: 830-357-4803

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Mrs. Deb Beck

Deb Beck serves as the Principal's Secretary at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. She was born and raised in San Antonio, TX.  Deb's heart has always been drawn towards working in the education field and she is excited to be at FORES.

She and her husband Billy have been married 33 years and have 2 daughters. They are blessed with 2 adorable grandsons. In her free time Deb loves to garden, antique and spend time with her family.

She knows this is going to be a great school year!

School Nurse

Mrs. Karen Cluck

Phone: 830-357-4809

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BSN, RN

Mrs. Karen Cluck

Karen Cluck serves as the Nurse at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School.

Nurse Cluck is a BSN, RN. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Nursing School and has 35 years of nursing experience. Nurse Cluck has worked as a school nurse for the past 12 years. She and her husband have lived in Fair Oaks Ranch for 17 years. Her two sons attended FORES and Boerne Schools. Nurse Cluck loves the Fair Oaks Ranch Community and enjoys the outdoors and hiking.

Mrs. Jessica Shults

Phone: 830-357-4800

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Mrs. Jessica Shults

Jessica Shults serves as Assistant Principal at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School.
 
Mrs. Shults holds a Master of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio in Instructional Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies. Mrs. Shults also holds Texas Educator Standard certificates in Principal (EC-12), Generalist (EC-4) and English as a Second Language Supplemental (EC-4).
Mrs. Lourdes Rivas

Phone: 830-357-4806

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Mrs. Lourdes Rivas

Lourdes Rivas serves as the Registrar at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. 

Mrs. Lourdes Rivas has worked in education as a counselor secretary and attendance secretary. She joined Fair Oaks Elementary as a registrar in 2018.

At the beginning of her career Mrs. Rivas worked for the airlines.  After she had her two children she decided that she could make a difference working in education.

Being part of a military family, she worked at a High School in the Department of Defense overseas and when her husband received orders to move back to Texas she continued working for another school district at an elementary and a high school for 8 years.

Ms. Rivas attended college in Mexico where she met her husband. She has been married for 24 years, she has two children. Her daughter works at Boerne ISD and her son is attending college.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, reading and traveling during the summer.

Mrs. Melisa Zuercher

Phone: 830-257-4802

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Mrs. Melisa Zuercher

Melisa Zuercher serves as Attendance & Discipline Secretary at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. 

Ms. Zuercher grew up in Houston, Texas.  She has a Bachelor of Business degree from Sam Houston State University.  After graduating Ms. Zuercher worked in Commercial Insurance. She soon realized that her true calling was to work with children.  She began working for Katy ISD.  Ms. Zuercher has served 11 years as a secondary level Attendance Secretary for Katy ISD before joining Boerne ISD. 

Ms. Zuercher has been married 24 years to her husband Allen.  She has two daughters who both attend Texas State University.  During her spare time, she loves spending time traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.