• Hello and welcome to the 2017-2018 school year in 1st Grade!
    Hi, my name is Catherine Underwood and this is my 17th year teaching for the 2020-2021 school year and 5th year in AllenISD! I have 3 children of my own, Lindsay, who is at Allen High School and is a Senior this year in 12th grade, Landon, who is at Lowery Freshman Center in 9th grade, and my youngest, Lily, who is a 4th grader at Preston! We have been able to call Allen home for 16 years now and just love it it here. 
    I am a sixth generation Texan and grew up in Plano, Texas and gradutaed from Plano East Senior High School in the 90s. I graduated from college from Texas Tech University with a Bacelor's Degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in English. I love Texas Tech and I'll always be a true Red Raider at heart! I come from a bit of a "teacher family" because my mother and grandmother were both teachers too, so teaching has always been in my blood! 
    I enjoy spending time outdoors in my spare time, watching a good Netflix or Cinemark movie with my family, traveling all over the U.S., reading a good book, and going to the beach or mountains when time allows for us to go together. This summer in 2020, we went to Florida and enjoyed some much needed relaxing beach time, while also going on some adventures like parasailing! My three kiddos had never been to Florida, so they loved getting to visit: Destin, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach and then even some time in Alabama at Orange Beach and Gulf Shores as well.
    I am so excited to be at Preston again for another wonderful year in 1st grade! 

    Destin Family Pic 2020