Meet and Greet: New Electives Teachers

Avery Deen, Reporter

This year, the staff has received several new additions in the electives department, including Christine Hathcock, and Leslie Lippe. Here are a few facts you may not know about your new teachers.


Christine Hathcock
 Taking over the theater program for her first year here at CPHS, Hathock is highly experienced in her field. Hathcock has preformed on Broadway and done voice over work for Cartoon Network.

Q: Why do you like teaching what you teach?
A: I think the great thing is to see the artistry grow in a student and see what great change comes with finding their passion.

Q: What extracurricular were you in in high school?
A: I was a huge interper with speech and I was in theater. I was third in TFA state my junior year in dramatic and first senior year in NFL state in drama and humor. I was also in art and pottery.

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: To be able to eat anything and be a size 2 and look 21.

Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: I’ve been told I’m a wolf, which I guess is fitting with this being the Timberwolves and all.


Leslie Lippe

Lippe has taken up many of the art classes this year, including but not limited to: sculpture, ceramics, and art I. Though she is entering her tenth year of teaching, PALS teacher Jared Lippe’s wife has begun her first year of teaching here at CPHS.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?
A: It’s been a goal of mine to teach every grade, this is my first year teaching in a high school. I also love watching the growth of the students throughout the year.

Q: What do you like so far about Cedar Park?
A:  The culture, I love getting to know everyone. And it’s been nice getting a feel for everyone’s personalities.

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?
A: A bird, a crane to be specific.

Q: What is your Starbucks order?
A: I don’t really go anymore, but I guess a tall Americano.