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Biographies - After School K-5th


Mrs. Patschke (She/Her)

Triple A Manager

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Kathryn Patschke joined us as the Triple A Manager in May of 2018. She brings her expertise in child development and staff management. She came to us with a background as the Program Director of a physical development center with nearly 8 years of experience. She holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Youth and Community Studies with a focus in Early Education at the University of Texas at Austin. What drew her to Meridian was the mission. She believes in the importance of helping students develop social and intellectual skills that will not only help them in their transition into adulthood and into the workforce, but more importantly help them develop relationships to enjoy a fulfilling life.


Merilyn Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez (She/Her)

Group C (K-1st Grade)/Front Desk 

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Merilyn Rodriguez was born in Austin, Texas. However, she has lived in four other states at some point in her life. Ms. Rodriguez graduated from Hendrickson High School in 2016. After high school, she attended a Medical Assistant Program and graduated in 2018. She has her CCMA and CPT certifications. Ms. Rodriguez is familiar with the Triple A program as she previously worked as a 1st grade group leader in 2018, and support staff in the spring of 2020. In Merilyn's free time, she likes to read, listen to music, watch movies, and spend time with her son, friends, and family. 


Ms. Thompson (She/Her)

Group A (Kinder)

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Alexandria Thompson joined Meridian as K3 support in August of 2019, then quickly transitioned to a group leader role. She majors in early childhood education at Austin Community College and plans to finish her degree at Texas Tech. In her free time, Ms. Thompson enjoys art related activities, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Hawthorne (She/Her)
Group B (K-1st Grade)
Faith Rutter started at Meridian World School in August of 2019. She was born in New Mexico and grew up in Colorado. Faith moved to Round Rock during high school. She came to Meridian with several years of childcare experience and a love for working with kids. She is pursuing her degree in social work and hopes to continue to work with children through foster care in the future. Her favorite activities to participate in with the students are crafts, reading aloud, and outdoor games. In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, and eat chipotle.

Ms. Hefner (She/Her)

Group D (2nd Grade)

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Jordaan Hefner joined the Triple A staff in February of 2019 and is excited to be continuing as a part of the team! She attended Texas State University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in english with a secondary focus in mass communication. She is an alumna of an international music sorority. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Teaching Certification. Jordaan enjoys listening to music, singing, reading, writing, and watching movies as well as developing her love for art all over again!

Jordan Donahue

Mr. Donahue (He/Him)

Group E (2nd-3rd Grade)

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Jordan Donahue started with Meridian World School as a group leader in September 2020. He has a great love for kids and wants to help them achieve any and all goals they may have. He plans on attending college classes in the Spring 2021 semester to get his degree in kinesiology along with his teaching certification to further his teaching career. In his free time he enjoys to sing, be around family and friends, and also loves to be outdoors.


Ms. Capello (She/Her)

Group G (4th Grade)

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Jasmine Capello was excited to join Meridian World School in March of 2019. She has lived in the Round Rock area her entire life and loves working to help make the community a better place. Ms. Capello is a full-time volunteer and also gives free bible lessons to people of all ages. She enjoys listening to music and during her free time she reads and paints, but of course not at the same time. This year will definitely be something new for all of us, but she is ready and prepared to keep all her students safe and aware, along with the rest of the school members.

Yvonne Camarillo

Mrs. Camarillo (She/Her)

Group H (5th Grade)

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Yvonne Camarillo joined Meridian in August of 2017. She attended Austin Community College and South University with management as her major. Mrs. Camarillo is certified in Management/Leadership having over 20 years of management experience. She has more than 6 years of experience working with children ages K-5. Mrs. Camarillo has said throughout her career that "working for the school system with all of her students has changed her life for the best, giving her such peace". On her off days she loves writing, vacationing and spending time with her family and friends.

Ami Jadeja

Mrs. Jadeja (She/Her)

Support Staff

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Ami Jadeja joined the Triple A team in October 2020. She was born and raised in India and moved to the United States after getting married. Ami has a Masters degree in Commerce and a Professional degree in Accounting. She loves children and is very excited to be a part of the Meridian School family. Ami believes that after school programs develop important interpersonal skills in children while helping form their personality. In her free time, Ms. Jadeja loves traveling, dancing, shopping, playing badminton with her husband, and hanging out with friend and family. 


*Group Leaders and Groups are Subject to Change