Degrees and Certifications:

BA History, University of Colorado Colorado Springs MS Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston Clear Lake Past President Texas Council for Social Studies Donate through

Mrs. Terri Wenzel

I love Texas! I love learning! And I love teaching fourth grade! I have been a part of the Challenger family for twenty-two years, the majority of that time as the 4th grade GT teacher. My passion is social studies, but I currently teach ELA and Reading.


I have a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am a past president of the Texas Council for the Social Studies and author of several published articles and lesson plans. My own children went through Challenger Elementary and are graduates of PHS. My son is a pilot and flight instructor. My daughter works for a CPA and is mother to our first grandchild, our beautiful Madelyn Marie. I enjoy cooking, crafts, and spending time with my family and friends.


Thank you for the opportunity to grow and learn with your fourth grader this year! It will be an adventure!



My conference period is from 1:30 - 2:15  pm. (or by appointment before or after school)