Faculty and Staff

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  • Morris, Sharee

    First Grade TeacherBS in Family Studies at the University of Maryland, College ParkI began my career as an event planner in Washington, DC but eventually felt the desire to fulfill my lifelong love of learning by becoming a teacher. Over the course of many years, I have had the pleasure of teaching 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade through the public-school system as well as Kindergarten and 1st grade to my daughter using a classical homeschooling program. In addition, I had the joy of teaching English as ...  Read More...

  • Neumann, Ken

    Upper School Teacher: Literature and ApologeticsCompleting MABTS at Knox Theological Seminary; BA in Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies at College of Biblical Studies, HoustonI have been teaching in many areas of my life; as a martial arts instructor (over two decades of experience), and as a minister (10 years’ experience). I enjoy teaching subjects that I love, and am especially excited about teaching at Covenant Academy and being a part of this great community.I enjoy hangin...  Read More...

  • Thorpe, Madeline

    Latin Teacher, Grades 6-10 BA in History with a minor in Latin at Houston Baptist UniversityBecause of my experience with classical and liberal arts education in high school and college I knew I wanted to teach in a similar environment, one which aims to pursue truth and fosters a love for learning; I am so excited to begin that journey at Covenant. I fell in love with Latin language and literature in college and I hope to share my enthusiasm for the subject with my students.In my spare time I l...  Read More...

  • Richter, Lori

    Fourth Grade TeacherBA in Education at Texas A&M University; Certificate of Foundations in Biblical Counseling from Christian Counseling Education FoundationFor the past 28 years I have been involved in educating students in homeschool, private school and public school settings. I have also been active for 20 years in the development of young leaders through volunteer work with Texas 4-H. I am excited about continuing that calling at Covenant Academy!I am privileged to be the wife of Skip, m...  Read More...

  • Walker, Pam

    Second Grade Teacher BSBA in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science at Concord University, Athens, WVI have been teaching at Covenant Academy since its inception in 2003. Prior to that, I taught at another classical Christian school and homeschooled my own children classically for over seven years. I was drawn towards classical teaching methods during my homeschooling years.   Read More...

  • Szymanowski, Titus

    Director of Student Life Upper School Teacher: Literature, Mathematics BA in Religious Studies at Gonzaga University; 2007 Graduate of The Oaks, a Classical Christian School both in Spokane, WashingtonI teach because I want to influence students in the same my way that my teachers shaped and transformed my life. I love classical education because it teaches students to think for themselves, and encourages them to view every aspect of their lives through the lens of a biblical worldview.I was bor...  Read More...

  • Small, Brad

    Sixth Grade Teacher MA of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Grand Canyon University; BS in Secondary Education (History) at University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NMI began teaching at Covenant in 2014 and I am thrilled by the opportunity to provide a classical Christian education, the type of education that has produced the greatest thinkers mankind has known! In this Information Age, it is crucial to give students the ability to think for themselves, to understand...  Read More...

  • Patterson, Beth

    Kindergarten Teacher MBA in Marketing with an International Business focus; BS in Elementary Education with minor in English Literature at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, TexasBetween the public school classroom, homeschooling, and private school, I have taught Kindergarten through Seventh Grade. At Covenant, I have enjoyed my time teaching seventh grade literature for the past two years and I am now thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten.I find much joy in teaching little ones to read and dis...  Read More...

  • Hunt, Michelle

    Upper School Teacher: Theology, Humanities, Greek MA of Biblical History and Geography at Jerusalem University College; BA in Christian Ministry at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TexasSince my time at Covenant, I have thought several times, “I wish I could retake elementary through high school here!” The excitement, curiosity and joy in learning is a trait that is evident in the faculty and the students at Covenant. There is a “tight-knit family” environme...  Read More...

  • Szymanowski, Melissa

    Latin Teacher Grades 3-5Grammar School Resource TeacherGrammar Lead Teacher AssistantBS in Leadership Development with minors in Communications and Psychology at Texas A&M UniversityTeaching at Covenant for the last five years has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of classical education. I am thankful for the way Covenant seeks to glorify the Father first and foremost in all things. Covenant's emphasis on loving and training the hearts of our students in both education and discipline...  Read More...

  • White, Lynn

    Lead Grammar School TeacherThird Grade Teacher BS in Education with a major in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Educational Psychology at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TexasI taught public school speech therapy, special education and third grade before coming to Covenant when it opened in 2003. I taught first grade here at Covenant for seven years, and I've been teaching third grade since then.   Read More...

  • Ryan, Jimmie

    Upper School Teacher: Logic, Humanities BA in Creative Writing at Texas A&M University; 2007 Graduate of Providence Classical School in Spring, TexasI began teaching at Covenant in 2014. To be honest, the job kind of fell into my lap. Teaching wasn’t even on my radar, as I was at that time working in the Oil & Gas field while dabbling with some sports writing.   Read More...