Principal: Mrs. Lauren Thompson   


I began my education career as teacher 25 years ago.  My professional experiences include teaching at both the elementary and middle school level, district Secondary Academic Intervention Coordinator, district Elementary Language Arts Director and I have served as a principal for two schools in two different school districts.  This school year I will be enjoying my 19th year as a school administrator, 11th year as a principal and my 7th year as the principal of Timber Creek Elementary School.  Regardless of what position I have been assigned, my core beliefs remain: What Is Best for Students; Family Focus First and Growth Drives Success.  I am very thankful to the Creekside community for their support of our school mission and commitment to excellence. Our strong home - school partnership creates an inclusive environment that enables all children to reach their highest potential. 


In addition to having the honor of being the TCES Principal, I am also the proud mother of two great students (one starting at CPJHS and the other starting at Tomball Star Academy, this school year).  My husband is also a district administrator working in the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department. Therefore, as a family we are 100% committed to the success of Tomball ISD.  I am very excited for the 2021 - 2022 school year and our continued campus success, as I know are the staff and families we serve.

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Whitney Hoffer

I began my journey as an educator 14 years ago in a neighboring district.  Throughout my career in education I have served as an elementary and middle school teacher, as well as a mathematics instructional specialist.  I have loved growing professionally in the best district in the Houston area for the past  8 years.  This year will be my second year as Assistant Principal at Timber Creek Elementary.  I am passionate about relationships and the power they carry in all aspects of education.  I truly believe that our time with the students of Timber Creek Elementary is a gift, as we get to spend the foundational years with them as they learn who they are.  

In addition to my time with the students of Timber Creek, I am also a proud mom of two Timber Creek cougars!  My husband and I made the decision to send our own children to Timber Creek Elementary because of the amazing group of educators and supportive community.  We are TIMBER CREEK!!! 


 Counselor: Mrs. Erin Thaemlitz


I began my career in education over 30 years ago when I moved from Nebraska to teach first grade here in the Houston area.  Over the years, I have had many fabulous opportunities- teaching all grades PK-5th grade, serving  as a Language Arts Instructional Specialist, testing coordinator, district curriculum coach for PK,K and first grade,  and an elementary assistant principal. For the past three years, I was one of the counselors at Creekside Park Junior High. I am delighted to be returning to my elementary roots. Timber Creek is an amazing school community and its going to be a fabulous year!

My husband and I are proud parents of four sons. To date, we have a lawyer, a TV producer , a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Houston and a senior at Tomball High School. It is so true that “the days are long, but the years are short.”

 It is an honor to assist all our students and families.  I look forward to meeting and working with all our Timber Creek community this year!


I am your school counselor.

I don’t have a magic wand,

a crystal ball, or all the answers.

But I do have ears to listen,

a heart to care, and time to give.

I have ideas and an open mind.

I am your school counselor.

 I am here for you!