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Coach Hickey
I am so excited to be teaching PE and Health at Zwink Elementary. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Houston, Central Campus, and my graduate studies at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, where I earned my M.A. in Health and Human Performance. I have taught at Texas A&M Galveston, Lone Star College and Theiss Elementary. I am also a certified personal trainer. I have two sons that are in the Klein ISD and enjoy coaching them in their sporting activities. I love spending time with my family, volunteering in the children’s ministry at my church and working out. I am passionate about teaching children how to lead a healthy lifestyle. I am looking forward to a fun, healthy and educational school year.

Coach Whitfield
It is a privilege and a blessing to be a part of the dynamic group of educators at Zwink Elementary! As a native of Denton, Texas, I spent countless hours on the UNT campus (formerly NTSU) with my educator parents who instilled in me a love for God, people, education, and sports. I played a variety of sports throughout high school and college and attended Prairie View A&M University where I earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education degree. My husband and I have three wonderful children, 2 grandchildren, and we’re very involved in college and AAU basketball, football, and see lots of movies together. My Klein experience includes teaching Physical Education, third grade, and Kindergarten. I’m so excited to again help build a sense of community, camaraderie, and an interest in lifelong good health and activity!

Coach Thornburg
I am thrilled to be part of the most enthusiastic team of educators ever! My teaching career began in Denton and continued in Tomball when my family was transferred to this area. I have served as a second, third and fourth grade teacher during my time at Klein. After being nominated by a parent, I was honored to be a finalist for the HEB Teacher of the Year. It is such a joy to be part of the PE team! In my time away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family. Most of the time, this means sitting on a bleacher watching one of my daughters play volleyball. I am very excited to begin our year together as Zwink Zebras!

Coach Dube
I am really excited to be in my second year at Zwink as a pe teacher! This is my 16th year in teaching. Prior to Zwink I have been the Head Girls Track & Cross Country Coach at Oak Ridge High School for the past 10 years, spent 2 years as an assistant volleyball & track coach at Klein Forest and 2 years at Creekwood Middle School coaching volleyball, basketball and track. My teaching experience has been physical education in the gym and health and teen leadership in the classroom. I am a Sam Houston State University graduate along with my husband of 13 years, Andy. We have two amazing children, Riley & Brett. I look forward to an awesome school year at Zwink!!!