About Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Natalie James

My name is Natalie James and I am super excited to be a Thousand Oaks Thunderbolt! I am a product of NEISD, attending Redland Oaks ES, Driscoll MS, and MacArthur HS. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood through 6th Grade from the University of Texas at San Antonio with an ESL certificate. I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with a principal certification (Dec 2022) from UTSA.

I just recently got married in October 2022 and my new last name is now Pape. On the weekends, you can find me in the Texas Hill Country enjoying the outdoors and my new passion for cattle ranching. This is my second year of teaching and my second year with 5th grade!


Class/Daily Schedule

  • 7:45-8:00       Students come into the classroom & start copying their agendas

    8:00-8:15       Morning Meeting/SEL/LIM

    8:15-8:45       Math Whole Group Lesson

    8:45-9:15       HB4545/Intervention 

    9:15-9:45       Tier 2/Small Groups

    9:45-10:05     Recess

    10:00-10:45   Science

    10:45-11:15    Lunch

    11:15-11:50    Science

    11:50-12:20    Social Studies

    12:20-12:50   Reading Whole Group Lesson

    12:50-1:20     Tier 2/Small Groups  

    1:20-1:50       HB4545/Intervention   

    1:50-2:20       Writing

    2:20-3:10       Specials

    3:15               Dismissal